Visit North Dakota's 13 State Parks
Each of North Dakota's 13 state parks offer a unique blend of scenic beauty, outdoor recreation and camping opportunities. Hike, bike, swim, boat and sleep under the stars.
Fort Ransom State Park is located in the scenic and historic Sheyenne River Valley. The forested park is managed as a natural and scenic area, as well as home to a pioneer-era farmstead which hosts a twice-yearly Sodbuster Days celebration. Popular activities include canoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, modern and primitive camping, biking, horse corral and geocaching.
5981 Walt Hjelle Parkway
Fort Ransom, ND 58033
Turtle River State Park is in a beautiful forested valley, including a river stocked with rainbow trout that provides North Dakota's only fly fishing stream. Year-round recreational activities include mountain biking, cross-country skiing and sledding, geocaching, hiking and camping.
3084 Park Avenue
Arvilla, ND 58214
Icelandic State Park has a Pioneer Heritage Center and restored historic buildings, plus a 200-acre natural wooded area along the Tongue River is a sanctuary for plants, birds and wildlife. Recreation includes camping, swimming, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing.
13571 Highway 5
Cavalier, ND 58220
Devils Lake, North Dakota's largest natural lake, is home to a 1,142-acre park system, including Grahams Island State Park. The lake features some of the best fishing in North Dakota, both summer and winter.
152 S. Duncan Road
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Located on the west shore of Beaver Lake, the Beaver Lake State Park's gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. Summer activities include camping, boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing.
3850 70th St. SE
Wishek, ND 58495
Located in the beautifully forested Turtle Mountains along the Canadian border, Lake Metigoshe State Park has one of the cleanest natural fresh-water lakes in North Dakota. Recreation includes wildlife viewing, fishing, camping, skiing, sledding, swim beach, geocaching and boat ramp.
#2 Lake Metigoshe State Park
Bottineau, ND 58318
On the north shore of Lake Sakakawea, Fort Stevenson State Park is known as the "Walleye capital of North Dakota." It offers camping, boat ramp, fishing boat rental, swimming, picnicking, hiking and cross country ski trails and snowmobiling.
1252A 41st Ave. NW
Garrison, ND 58540
Next to the enormous rolled earth-fill Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea State Park includes camping and a full-service marina with boat rentals and fishing guide services. The dam's nearby Tailrace provides access to one of North Dakota's popular fishing hot spots.
Pick City, ND 58565
Located along seven miles of one of the last free-flowing, undeveloped stretches of the Missouri River, Cross Ranch State Park is rich in both cultural and natural history. Riverside camping with nature trails, canoeing and boating access.
1403 River Road
Center, ND 58530
Extraordinary views from the high bluffs overlooking the confluence of the Heart River and Missouri River. Camping and recreation among two major historic sites: On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village and Fort Abraham Lincoln, home of Custer's 7th Cavalry.
4480 Fort Lincoln Road
Mandan, ND 58554
From Sully Creek State Park, horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers have access to the 140-mile-long Maah Daah Hey Trail, which traverses the Little Missouri National Grassland.
East River Road
Medora, ND 58645
High on the bluffs overlooking the mouth of the Little Missouri River into Lake Sakakawea, Little Missouri State Park offers a wilderness experience in the picturesque North Dakota Badlands. The park has horse corrals and primitive camping.
10456 10th St. NW
Killdeer, ND 58640
Situated on a scenic upper bay of Lake Sakakawea, the rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands at Lewis and Clark State Park create a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas with camping, hiking and boating.
4904 1119th Road NW
Epping, ND 58843