Fort Stevenson State Park

47.59609, -101.420307

Northcentral
Sailing
Guardhouse Interpretive Center
1252A 41st Ave. NW,
Garrison ND 58540
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Fort Stevenson State Park takes its name from a 19th century frontier military fort. The fort was named in honor of Brigadier General Thomas Greeley Stevenson, a Union officer who was killed on May 10, 1864, during the Battle of Spotsylvania (PA), one of the costliest of all Civil War battles. The original site of the fort, now underwater, was located on the north bank of the Missouri River between Douglas and Garrison creeks, about two miles southwest of the present park site.

Visitors will find a full service marina and swim beach, modern campground, sleeping cabins, visitor center, interpretive trails, arboretum and prairie dog town.

The park contains a mixture of green ash woodlands, Juneberry thickets, tree plantings and mixed grass prairie. The park also contains a prairie dog town and an arboretum of native and non-native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses. Backwaters of Lake Sakakawea have formed a seasonal wetland providing excellent habitat for many marsh birds and animals. The diversity of plant communities in the park provides for a variety of wildlife viewing and outdoor adventure opportunities.

With over 10 miles of trails winding through shrub lands, ponderosa pine woodlands, wooded ravines, grassland and native prairies promoting provide the visitor with a variety of experiences. During the winter months, trails are groomed for cross-country skiing, fat tire biking and kicksleding. Rental equipment is available should you wish to experience the winter trails. 

Special events are a another reason for the popularity for this location. From Candlelit hikes, Maple Sugaring Festival, Fishing derbies, Water Ski Show and Lighted Boat Parade, Sky Fest Kite Festival only to name a few create unique experiences year round at this visitor focused designation.

All Features

Accessibility
  • Handicap Accessible
    1
Activities
  • Equipment Available for Rent
    1
Availability
  • Open Year 'Round
    1
Camping Amenities
  • Dump Station
    1
  • Electricity
    1
  • RV Sites
    1
  • Sewer
    1
  • Showers
    1
  • Tenting
    1
  • Water
    1
Cost of Admission
  • Admission
    $7 daily pass $35 annual pass $30 daily camping modern plus $25 daily camping full services $17 daily camping primitive
Discounts
  • Military
    1
  • Senior Citizen
    1
Facility Amenities
  • Boat Dock
    1
  • Boat Ramp
    1
  • Concessions
    1
  • Fishing
    1
  • Pet-Friendly
    1
  • Restrooms
    1
General Information
  • Hours of Operation
    Year-round
Location
  • Lakefront
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