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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND 58554-7947
+1 701-667-6340
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Excellent stay in Missouri Tipi

We spent one night passing through Bismarck at the park. It is a beautiful campground right on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Great day trip

This is a great place to walk through a historic period. I loved the staff reenactment. It was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Minot, North Dakota, United States
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Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is your destination! The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is the state agency charged with administering selected parks and recreation areas that are deemed to have state-wide or regional significance. In addition, the department has responsibility for the following functions: ◾Off-highway vehicle planning and safety program ◾Snowmobile safety programs and trails ◾Nature Preserves Act ◾Outdoor recreation grants and statewide recreation planning ◾State Scenic Byways Program The mission of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities through diverse parks and programs that conserve the state's natural diversity. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in North Dakota is one of the outstanding historic areas within the state. The park is made historically important because within its boundaries are the ruins of On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village and the Fort Abraham Lincoln cavalry and infantry posts. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is located 7 miles south of Mandan, ND, on Highway 1806. For those touring the historic fort buildings and Mandan Village, interpretive passes are required in addition to the vehicle entrance fee. There are daily tours of the Custer House and the On-A-Slant Indian village (May - September). Amenities ◾1,006 acres ◾Campground ◾Electrical ◾Reservations ◾RV Dump station ◾Showers ◾Cabins ◾Visitor center ◾Historic buildings ◾Interpretive tours ◾Picnic shelters ◾Playground ◾Horse corrals
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND 58554-7947
+1 701-667-6340
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent one night passing through Bismarck at the park. It is a beautiful campground right on the river. The tipi sites are large and fairly private, set apart from the rest of the camping sites. It's a bit of a walk to the flush...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to walk through a historic period. I loved the staff reenactment. It was wonderful stepping back in time to see this historic jewel. You need to plan for a day, if you want to walk the entire park! It's well...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Short - a mile or two - hiking trails lead to several explorable blockhouses. A shorter trail follows the Missouri and Heart Rivers with good views of both. We were looking forward to riding the trolley to Mandan, but were informed that it now only...More

Thank Roadbum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting place - there's the Custer House where Custer and the 7th Cavalry prepared to ride out to Little Bighorn. There are also some interesting Indian earth homes. The Fort is on the Missouri River where the Heart River flows in - scenic....More

Thank Lady312
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was planning a stop in the Mandan- Bismarck and chose this state park based on the really good reviews. Turned out to be a great place to visit and stay at. Staff super friendly and eager to help or answer any questions. Lots of history...More

Thank TennNole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a day visit to the park while visiting family. Very popular for camping, with nice, well maintained facilities. Good fishing along the Heart and Missouri Rivers. History of the park with Custer House and Mandan Indian village worth taking the time to go through....More

Thank J m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is friendly and helpful and answered all our questions. You are able to go in several replicas of sod houses, which helps you get a feel for what it was like for the Mandan Indians. There is a good museum with lots of...More

Thank GrammarCopTennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great surprise. The best state park in North Dakota by far. Just on the other side of the Missouri River from Bismarck. Besides being beautiful and having hiking trails and an Indian village restoration, it was the fort where George Custer was...More

Thank richardjwaksman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was General George Custer's last home. A nice tour of his home with some original furnishings. i must say I do enjoy American History. I could imagine the day to day activities of the 7th Calvary in and around the fort, parade grounds, etc....More

Thank TNRoadWarrior-58
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We try and go every year. It's such a fun thing to do. Trick or treating in the summer! Campground is full with campers, most decorate and there is also a costume contest. We always have a great time. It's a nice quiet campground. Most...More

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Michelle G
19 April 2017|
Response from MountainSunSea | Reviewed this property |
The trolley is fun but it does restrict your time at the park because it only runs for a few hours. So it depends on how much time you want to spend at Ft.Lincoln. Or if you can have someone pick you up, you could ride the... More
24 July 2016|
Response from FortALincoln | Property representative |
Reservation information about camping at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. can be found at the ND parks Website or call 701-667-6340 Only Primitive Sites remain for this coming weekend at Fort Abraham Lincoln - you will have... More
24 July 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
If you don't get the right info in the above post try this one. Contact 4480 Ft. Lincoln Road Mandan, ND 58554 Phone: 701.667.6340 E-mail: falsp@nd.gov