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Beaver Lake

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/blsp/blsp.html

Located on the west shore of Beaver Lake, the park's gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. In the summer, the lake attracts visitors for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing.

Cross Ranch

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/crsp/crsp.html

Located along seven miles of the last free-flowing, undeveloped stretches of the Missouri River, North Dakota's Cross Ranch Centennial State Park is rich in both cultural and natural history.

Fort Abraham Lincoln

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/falsp/falsp.html

Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important infantry and calvalry post. It was from this fort that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Calvalry rode out on their ill-fated expedition against the Sioux at the Little Big Horn. Portions of the military post, including the Custer House, have been reconstructed.

Fort Ransom

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/frsp/frsp.html

The park, nestled in the picturesque and heavily-wooded Sheyenne River Valley, officially opened in July 1979. This park is managed as a natural and scenic area, and is located on one of North Dakota's officially designated Scenic Byways and Backways, the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway.

Fort Stevenson

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/fssp/fssp.html

On the north shore of giant Lake Sakakawea, Ft. Stevenson State Park is known as the walleye capital of North Dakota. A favorite spot for sportsmen to experience the great fishing on the lake, it is home to the Governor's Cup Walleye Fishing Derby, as well as a variety of other fishing tournaments.

Grahams Island

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/gisp/gisp.html

Devils LakeóNorth Dakota's largest natural lakeóis home to a 1,142-acre park system including Grahams Island State Park and a boat access area on the east side of the lake, named Black Tiger Bay State Recreation Area.

Icelandic

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/isp/isp.html

Located on the north shore of Lake Renwick, Icelandic State Park offers visitors not only a wide array of recreational opportunities, but also glimpses of North Dakota's homesteading heritage and its natural beauty.

Lake Metigoshe

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/lmsp/lmsp.html

Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota.

Lake Sakakawea

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/lssp/lssp.html

Located on the south shore of Lake Sakakawea, adjacent to Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea State Park offers a wide range of water based recreational activities and facilities. The park has a full service marina, including boat rentals, convenience store, fishing guide services and boat and camper storage. For information on marina services contact Captain Kitís Marina at 701.487.3600 or Bay Point at 701.487.3490. Two large boat ramps serve the park for access to the best salmon fishing on the lake. The park hosts numerous fishing derbies throughout the summer.

Lewis and Clark

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/lcsp/lcsp.html

Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas.

Little Missouri

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/lmosp/lmosp.html

Wind, water and sand... these components sculpted North Dakota's wildly rugged Little Missouri Breaks Country. Called "Mako Shika" or "where the land breaks" by the Sioux, these unusual land formations offer the state's most awe-inspiring scenery.

Sully Creek

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/scsp/scsp.html

Located in the heart of the North Dakota badlands, Sully Creek is just minutes away from the historic town of Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This seasonal park is open from April 1 to November 30.

Turtle River

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/trsp/trsp.html

Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park offers year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, fishing and trails for hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing. Rustic group cabins can also be rented.

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