Get Up and Go this May with Activities across North Dakota

May begins with a kickoff event for North Dakota Parks and Recreation’s 50th anniversary celebration and ends with the 23rd annual Devils Run car show. In between, there are enough indoor and outdoor events to keep your schedule full of great activities. To find more information about these events, and for a complete list of things to see and do, go to or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525

ND Parks and Rec 50th Anniversary Kickoff
May 1

13 Ways to Say Happy 50th Anniversary to North Dakota State Parks

North Dakota wouldn’t be complete without its outdoor recreation activities that range from fishing and snowshoeing to boating and horseback riding. Traditionally, there have been no better places to pursue each of these than in any one of our 13 state parks. In fact, all combined, state parks are the largest visitor destination within North Dakota. This year, North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department marks its 50th anniversary with celebrations at each state park. Here are 13 ways you can get out and experience each unique one.

Outdoor Recreation is Abundant in Northwestern North Dakota

BISMARCK, ND – Spring has arrived in North Dakota with temperatures warming, trees blooming and wildlife becoming more active as winter loses its hold on the state.  North Dakota’s outdoors are buzzing with activity this time of year and there are many ways to witness it firsthand, especially in the northwestern part of the state.

Birding, scenic drives, day hikes and canoe trips are all easily accessible and offer travelers, families and adventure-seekers some of the best outdoor fun North Dakota has to offer.

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