N.D. Tourism Division provides flood update

BISMARCK–As communities in western North Dakota continue to fight floods, the state Tourism Division sent out an update on Friday to let people know the status of tourist attractions.

Here is the update:


·         Burning Coal Vein Campground is closed for the summer due to road repairs. 

Bismarck-Mandan area

  • Open for regular hours:
    • Bismarck Arts & Galleries Association, Buckstop Junction, Camp Hancock, Chief Looking’s Village, Dacotah Speedway, Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site, Emter Family Music Theater, Executive Air Sight-Seeing Flights,  Five Nations Arts Depot, Former Governors’ Mansion, Fort Abraham Lincoln Stat Park interpretive facilities, Fort Lincoln Trolley (tentatively scheduled to open June 5), Gateway to Science Center, Hawktree Golf Club, Mandan Municipal Golf Course, ND Game and Fish Lobby Wildlife Museum and OWLS Site, North Dakota Heritage Center, North Dakota State Capitol Building, Pebble Creek Golf Course, Prairie West Golf Course, Railroad Museum, Tom O’Leary Golf Course.
  • Closed:
    • Dakota Zoo, Eagles Park, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground, Lewis & Clark Riverboat (until further notice), Raging Rivers Waterpark, Riverwood Golf Course, Superslide Amusement Park, and various riverside parks. 

Visitors can find updated information about attractions, events and lodging at the following websites:

·         Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitors Bureau http://www.bismarckmandancvb.com/

·         Bismarck Parks and Recreation http://www.bisparks.org/ 


·         Audobon National Wildlife Refuge’s eight-mile auto tour route is closed. 

Devils Lake

·         Sullys Hill Game Preserve: Road leading out to Sullys Hill has been intermittently closed due to high water. A portion of the auto tour is open. 


·         Little Missouri State Park is open, but can’t be accessed from North Highway 22. 

Lake Sakakawea area

·         Fishermen can still access the lake from various boat ramps. Boat ramp updates are posted at http://gf.nd.gov/boating/mo-riv-system-boatramps-status.html

·         Fort Stevenson State Park is open.

·         Lake Sakakawea State Park is open for day use and camping.

·         All resorts are open. 


·         The Roosevelt Park Zoo is temporarily closed; most visitor services remain open. (You can find more about the zoo evacuation here.) 

Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora

·         Open:

o    Theodore Roosevelt National Park is open for visitors at both the North Unit (near Watford City) and the South Unit (Medora). 

o    The Chateau de Mores.

o    Bully Pulpit Golf Course driving range.

o    The Medora Musical will open June 10, as originally planned.

·         Closed:

o    Bully Pulpit Golf Course is temporarily closed for post-flood clean up.

o    The Medora Campground has a targeted opening date of July 1. Updates will be posted to Medora.com if the campground opens sooner.

§  Campers and RVers can still stay in Medora at the Red Trail Campground, which accommodates both tents and RVs.

o    Portions of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

§  Juniper Campground, North Unit.

§  Cottonwood Campground, South Unit

§  Theodore Roosevelt’s cabin

o    Sully Creek State Park and Sully Creek Campground.

o    Chimney Park

o    Maah Daah Hey Trail – closed near the cliff at Magpie Campground. 

Washburn area

·         Closed:

o    The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (tentatively opens June 13).

o    Fort Mandan

o    Cross Ranch State Park campground and trails; Sanger boat ramp.

·         Open:

o    Cross Ranch State Park visitor center and Sanger campground.

o    Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, near Stanton, is open, with some limited trails. 

Events canceled or postponed

·         Canceled:

o    Bluegrass Festival,  June 17-18, Cross Ranch State Park

o    Summer Kickoff at Fort Mandan

·         Postponed:

o    Little Missouri State Park’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

o    Buggies-n-Blues, Mandan, postponed tentatively for July 30-31

2 thoughts on “N.D. Tourism Division provides flood update

  1. If the flood has interfered with plans, people should consider the 17th Annual Jamestown Kite Festival this weekend. It is one of the largest such events in the upper Midwest and central Canada. Exhibitors are coming from several states and both countries for the two day event. Thankfully, Jamestown is still dry. http://www.wingsonstrings.org

  2. This information is very helpful since we are planning a trip to North Dakota on June 13th. I will be checking this website throughout the week!

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