Beaver Lake State Park: A 283 acre park between Napoleon and Wishek on the west shore of Beaver Lake. Popular activities in the summer are boating, fishing, canoeing and water skiing.
Cross Ranch State Park: A 589 acre park on the west bank of the Missouri River, including a seven mile undeveloped, free-flowing stretch. It is a popular place for wildlife watching, fishing and enjoying nature. It is adjacent to the 6,000 acre Cross Ranch Nature Preserve.
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park: A park seven miles south of Mandan rich in military and Native American history. The park has five reconstructed earthlodges from the On-A-Slant Indian Village as well as the reconstruction of General George Custer’s last home, the central barracks, granary, commissary and a stable.
Fort Ransom State Park: This park in the Sheyenne River Valley preserves North Dakota’s homesteading heritage. It preserves two homesteader farms: the Bjone House and the Andrew Sunne farm. Popular activities include canoeing, horseback riding, camping in a yurt, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Fort Stevenson State Park: A 549 acre park on a peninsula on Lake Sakakawea four miles south of Garrison. It is known as the walleye capital of North Dakota. In addition to the fishing and marinas, there is also camping and a prairie dog town.
Grahams Island State Park: An 1,122 acre park on the west side of Devils Lake, the largest natural lake in North Dakota. It is named after Captain Duncan Graham, the first known white settler in the area.
Icelandic State Park: A public recreation area on the north shore of Lake Renwick five miles west of Cavalier. Popular activities including fishing, boating and swimming. Also within the park are the Gunlogson Homestead, the Pioneer Heritage Center, and a 200 acre Nature Preserve along the Tongue River.
Lake Metigoshe: This 1,551 acre park on the shores of Lake Metigoshe is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota. Popular activities include fishing, canoeing, boating, swimming, hiking and mountain biking. It lies adjacent to Manitoba’s Turtle Mountain Provincial Park.
Lake Sakakawea: A 1,293 acre park on the south shore of Lake Sakakawea adjacent to Garrison Dam, one mile north of Pick City. Popular activities include boating, fishing, camping, hiking, swimming and birding.
Lewis and Clark: A 490 acre park on the northern shore of an upper bay of Lake Sakakawea. It is popular for fishing, boating and swimming. The park is named for explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who camped nearby in April 1805.
Little Missouri State Park: An approximately 4,600 acre park along the Little Missouri River near Lake Sakakawea. It contains some of the most rugged, picturesque Badlands in North Dakota.
Sully Creek State Park: An 80 acre park open seasonally in the heart of the North Dakota badlands on the eastern banks of the Little Missouri River near Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Turtle River State Park: A 784 acre park north of Arvilla and west of Grand Forks along the Turtle River. It offers year round recreation including camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and other activities.