State Parks in North Dakota

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Beaver Lake State Park, ND

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If you're searching for a tranquil and relaxing campground where you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors, look no further than Beaver Lake State Park. Located near Wishek in southern North Dakota, this 283-acre park offers plenty to anyone keen to escape the pressures of modern life for a while.

Situated on the shores of a 968-acre lake, Beaver Lake State Park is a much-loved destination among fishing and boating enthusiasts. It also offers excellent swimming and a small network of hiking trails, not to mention a peaceful little campground where you can park your rig for a few nights or more.

If you'd like to rent an RV and camp in Beaver Lake State Park, here's how you …

Cross Ranch State Park, ND

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As Lewis and Clark headed out west, they made many stops, including the area known today as Cross Ranch State Park. Running along the western bank of the Missouri River, this 258-acre expanse of North Dakota is also a neighbor of the Cross Ranch Nature Preserve, which includes another 6,000 acres of undeveloped prairie land, undisturbed forests, and pristine shoreline.

Less than 50 miles from the state capital of Bismarck and only 250 miles from Fargo, Cross Ranch State Park is a quiet retreat, perfect for any campers looking to experience what the Northern Midwest might have looked to those first explorers and the tribes who inhabited the area.

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, ND

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Is your RV camping trip taking your crew to the great state of North Dakota? Just 20 minutes north of Bismarck, 45 minutes from New Salem, and just south of Wilton, you’ll find Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. This park is packed with historical significance and scenic landscapes. Smack in the middle of the Roughrider State, this park is located right where the Heart River and Missouri River merge, which makes it a great spot for fishing.

In the early 1930s as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Civilian Conservation Corps began construction on Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. The CCC was responsible for building the visitors' center, the roads, the campground itself, as well as …

Fort Ransom State Park, ND

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Fort Ransom State Park is set in the Sheyenne River Valley and offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the North Dakota sunshine. From fishing and canoeing along the Sheyenne River to hiking scenic trails, birdwatching, horseback riding, and camping under the stars, Fort Ransom is a fantastic place to reconnect with nature. The park is named after the 1860s military fort that once occupied its footprint. Today, the land has been transformed into a public recreation area for everyone to enjoy. History buffs will love discovering the park's farmstead heritage.

Planning a getaway to North Dakota? Book an RV in Ransom County and you can enjoy a riverside getaway to Fort Ransom State Park. With a home on wheels, you'll …

Fort Stevenson State Park, ND

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Once upon a time in the late 19th century, North Dakota's Fort Stevenson was a crucial supply depot for military posts in the surrounding areas. Today, it's better known as a pretty lakeside park where campers can relax, unwind, and indulge in a host of outdoor recreational activities.

Located near Garrison on the shores of Lake Sakakawea, Fort Stevenson State Park is heaven on earth for people who love water sports. Great fishing and boating are on offer here, while the park also features fascinating historical sites and a welcoming modern campground.

It's a lovely spot to camp in an RV for a weekend, a week, or even longer, so keep reading to find out how best to enjoy your …

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, ND

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The Fort Union National Historic Site is located near the North Dakota – Montana state border, near the banks of the Missouri River. Book a motorhome rental near Williston, North Dakota, and you can spend days exploring the interesting spot. In its earlier days, the fort was one of the most profitable and important trading posts, trading cloth, guns, and other materials from all over the world for buffalo and small game furs. It was a fort in name only, having no army outpost or government connection, but rather a business that traded with as many as seven Native American nations, including the Assiniboine and Blackfeet. The fort was built in 1828 by the owner of the American Fur Company …

Grahams Island State Park, ND

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Situated around the unbelievable Devils Lake, Grahams Island State Park offers first-rate fishing to motorhome campers and locals alike. Originally named "Spirit Water" by Native Americans who considered the lake sacred, the translation was lost on European-American settlers as they mistranslated the name into "Devil’s Lake". There’s nothing devilish about this body of water, though, as it's rated among the top five best fishing lakes in the United States.

Located a little over an hour from the farming town of Edmore, and about 45 minutes from the peaceful town of Starkweather, Grahams Island State Park is a North Dakota gem. Spread across the island’s smooth terrain is rich forestry bursting with songbirds, wildlife, and over 100 plants …

Icelandic State Park, ND

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Set on the shores of Lake Renwick, Icelandic State Park offers a wide range of recreational activities, including swimming, boating, hiking, and camping. The park was founded in 1964 and recalls North Dakota's homesteading heritage, with a handful of beautifully restored farmhouses, churches, and halls dotted throughout the park's 900-acre footprint. The fishing is excellent, with the chance to reel in northern pike and other game fish.

Dreaming of a lakeside getaway? Book an RV in Pembina County and you can escape to Icelandic State Park. With a home on wheels, you'll also enjoy the freedom to visit North Dakota gems like Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Extend your road trip to explore neighboring states …

International Peace Garden, ND

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When it comes to one-of-a-kind national parks to check out in North Dakota, few make quite as much of an impact as the International Peace Garden. If you're planning to book an RV in Rolette County, you'll want to add this park to your list. The International Peace Garden gets its name from its position on the United States-Canada border, making it an international park that everyone can enjoy.

The land surrounding the International Peace Garden is prairie dotted with lakes. The garden itself was built in 1932 as a symbol of peaceful relations between the two countries, and the Peace Garden State became North Dakota’s official state nickname in 1957. Rent an RV and plan to spend a …

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, ND

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Knife River Indian Villages is a National Historic Site that was once home to five earth lodge villages belonging to two native tribes, the Mandan and the Hidatsa. These villages were discovered by the explorers Lewis and Clark during their expedition to find a water route from the east to the Pacific Ocean. While residing with the tribes, the expedition built Fort Mandan to have a winter refuge. After returning to the area in the summer of 1806, Lewis and Clark used the trust they had previously gained trading with the tribes to convince one of the chiefs, Mandan Chief Shekeke, to attend a meeting with then-President Thomas Jefferson.

When you visit this historic site with your Stanton camper rental, …

Lake Metigoshe State Park, ND

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The spectacular Turtle Mountains straddle the U.S./Canada border in north-central North Dakota and southwestern Manitoba. The area is known for its dense forests and beautiful lakes, one of the biggest of which is Lake Metigoshe.

Located less than 15 miles northeast of Bottineau, the lake has been a drawcard for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts for many years. Today, it's best known as the site of Lake Metigoshe State Park, a 1,551-acre park that boasts an enviable position right on the shores of the lake.

Known for its excellent fishing, boating, hiking, and winter sports, Lake Metigoshe State Park is a popular destination all year round. Here's how you can make the most of your next visit to this gem …

Lake Sakakawea State Park, ND

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A beautiful lakeside location, gorgeous scenery, and a wide range of recreational activities — that's what you can expect when you camp in Lake Sakakawea State Park. Located 40 miles west of Mercer, this much-loved North Dakota park boasts miles of pristine shoreline around this 368,000-acre lake.

Fishing and boating are two of the most popular activities in Lake Sakakawea State Park, as you'd expect, but great hiking and birding opportunities are also on offer. Best of all, there's a huge modern campground where you can stay for a night, a week, or even more in your rental RV.

If this sounds like your idea of camping nirvana, keep reading to find out how to plan your ideal visit …

Lewis and Clark State Park, ND

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Tucked away on the shores of Lake Sakakawea, Lewis and Clark State Park boasts one of the prettiest outlooks in North Dakota. Located 19 miles east of Williston, the park is set against a backdrop of rolling hills, rugged buttes, and sparkling water views. This spectacular scenery was undoubtedly a welcome sight to famed explorers Meriweather Lewis and William Clark, who camped out here in April 1805.

When you're not sitting back and taking in the scenery, there's also plenty of great activities to enjoy in Lewis and Clark State Park. Fishing and boating are the standouts, but visitors can also make the most of excellent hiking and birding opportunities. Throw in a modern, RV-friendly campground and you've got …

Little Missouri State Park, ND

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Covering almost 4,600 acres in the North Dakota Badlands, Little Missouri State Park is a quiet and tranquil retreat for nature lovers. Located 19 miles north of Kildeer, the park is the sort of place you can go to get away from the daily grind and immerse yourself in pristine North Dakota backcountry for a little while.

Open from May through October, the park is best known for its hiking and horseback riding, with more than 45 miles of trails to explore. And with a range of modern and primitive campsites to choose from, the Little Missouri State Park campground is the ideal spot to rest your head for a few nights and just enjoy the serenity.

If you're …

Sully Creek State Park, ND

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It might be nestled in the North Dakota Badlands, but there's a whole lot that's good about Sully Creek State Park. Located just a couple miles south of Medora, this small but peaceful park is a great spot to stop for a night or two while you're heading to Theodore Roosevelt National Park or destinations further afield.

Sully Creek State Park campers can canoe and kayak on the beautiful Little Missouri River, or set out to explore the iconic Maah Daah Hey Trail on foot, mountain bike, or horseback. The park also boasts a small number of primitive campsites, making it a tranquil place to stop and escape the rest of the world for a while.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

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Theodore Roosevelt came to the Dakota Territory in 1883 to hunt bison. He enjoyed his time so much that, shortly afterward, he bought a ranch in the area. Theodore Roosevelt National Park houses President Roosevelt’s first homestead in the Roughrider State.

Camping with an RV at Theodore Roosevelt National Park lets you experience this historic locale in a whole new way after the sun sets. Book an RV in Billings County, North Dakota and head over to the park for the weekend or an entire week. Belfield also has RV rentals and is only about a 20-minute drive away. The state capital, Bismarck, is a scenic, two-hour drive west of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Turtle River State Park, ND

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Turtle River State Park is located along Highway 2 in the eastern region of North Dakota, close to its border with Minnesota. Just a twenty-minute drive to Interstate Highway 29, Turtle River State Park is an ideal stop off for anyone driving through the towns of Grand Forks or Fargo.

Established in 1934, Turtle River State Park was one of many new green spaces built in North Dakota thanks to President Franklin Roosevelt's ‘New Deal’ program. The Civilian Conservation Corps set to work during this time constructing bridges, roads, and footpaths that would later be enjoyed by the general public as a space for recreation.

In a state that is so dominated by open prairie land, the 784-acres of …