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North Dakota Parks & Recreation Unveils Plans for 14th State Park

North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department (NDPRD) announced its plans to develop the state’s 14th state park within the Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area (PGSRA), according to a press release.

Pembina Gorge State Park is set to offer a range of accommodations, including approximately six cabins and over 50 RV sites, each equipped with power and water hookups. The park will cater to more traditional camping experiences by providing numerous walk-in primitive tent sites. 

“We’re incredibly excited to break ground on this long-awaited project. Our vision is to enhance and grow the area into an overnight destination property that draws visitors throughout all four seasons,” NDPRD Director Cody Schulz said in the press release.

This development, located near Walhalla, is an addition to North Dakota’s park system, and the department is currently seeking construction bids for the project. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new state park is scheduled for mid-May, with further details to be announced.

A master planning effort completed in 2014 laid the groundwork for the park’s development, outlining a vision for visitor experiences, facility development, resource conservation, and management.

According to its website, the park’s plans include the construction of family-friendly restroom and shower facilities in the southern portion of the campground. These facilities are designed to accommodate multiple guests, ensuring a comfortable stay. Furthermore, vault toilets will be strategically placed throughout the campground.

In addition, the plan will feature additional parking facilities. These are intended to support the already extensive trail system within PGSRA and the surrounding region, facilitating access for both off-highway vehicle (OHV) and snowmobile users. 

Funding for the park’s development includes a $6 million allocation approved by the 2023 Legislature, supplemented by an additional $2 million from a federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. 

Plans for future development at the park include the addition of a visitor center with indoor and outdoor learning areas, connecting trails, and a nature-themed playground. 

Encompassing 2,800 acres of public land, the area features steep valley cliffs, isolated prairies, wetlands, and the largest continuous, undisturbed forest in the state, making it a prime destination for adventure seekers.

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ZackaryFjord
ZackaryFjord
March 13, 2024 12:34 pm

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department is brainstorming some cool ideas for the new park at Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area. I’m all for those nature trails and a visitor center. 🌲 Can’t wait to explore and learn more about the history and wildlife! 🏞️

Julie Roberts
Julie Roberts
March 13, 2024 4:35 pm

I’m super excited about the new 14th state park at Pembina Gorge! It’s gonna be amazing with family-friendly facilities and all. Can’t wait to explore its natural beauty!

Kindhearted19
Kindhearted19
March 14, 2024 11:48 am
Reply to  Julie Roberts

Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm about the new 14th state park at Pembina Gorge! It’s great to see how excited you are about the upcoming adventure. Exploring new parks always brings a sense of wonder and joy, and I hope this new park offers plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation in the great outdoors. Happy trails ahead!

Casey Sprint
Casey Sprint
March 13, 2024 8:33 pm
Reply to  Julie Roberts

Sounds like a fantastic addition to the state park roster! Have you checked out the amenities planned for Pembina Gorge yet? The natural beauty there is bound to be a hit with visitors! Are you eager to explore it when it opens?

NewsJunky451
NewsJunky451
March 13, 2024 5:34 pm

Nature lovers! Get ready for an amazing adventure at North Dakota’s newest gem, Pembina Gorge State Park! Picture cozy cabins, RV sites, and tent camping all rolled into one fantastic escape. With upgrades like family-friendly restrooms and extra parking, it’s shaping up to be the ultimate outdoor retreat!

Xena Night
Xena Night
March 14, 2024 6:34 am
Reply to  NewsJunky451

Don’t forget to pack binoculars for bird watching and a sturdy pair of hiking boots for exploring the trails. Adventure awaits at Pembina Gorge State Park! Time to gear up!

Thomas Lopez
Thomas Lopez
March 14, 2024 6:59 am
Reply to  Xena Night

Don’t forget to pack a camera for capturing stunning views 📷. By the way, I hiked there last week and was blown away by the peaceful surroundings. Can’t wait for you to experience it too! Time to get ready for an unforgettable adventure at Pembina Gorge State Park! 😊

Kevin Ward
Kevin Ward
March 13, 2024 8:01 pm

Pembina Gorge State Park’s plans look awesome! I’m thrilled about the accommodations and activities lined up. It’s heartwarming to see their commitment to nature conservation for future generations.

craftyClara
craftyClara
March 14, 2024 6:09 am
Reply to  Kevin Ward

I couldn’t be happier about what’s in store at Pembina Gorge State Park. The plans are just fantastic! And you know what’s even more exciting? The addition of glamping sites and guided nature hikes! It’s like a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts like us. Can’t wait to experience it all firsthand!

ChloeStream
ChloeStream
March 14, 2024 1:51 am

Outdoor enthusiasts! Big news! The upcoming Pembina Gorge State Park is set to be a fantastic spot for all seasons. Picture cabins, RV sites, hiking trails, stunning overlooks, and loads of fun activities in the heart of North Dakota’s natural beauty. Sounds like a dream come true for nature lovers like us, right?

StanleyPulse
StanleyPulse
March 14, 2024 11:26 am
Reply to  ChloeStream

This announcement must be incredibly exciting for nature enthusiasts like us! It’s fantastic to see new opportunities to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Can’t wait to book a cabin or RV spot and hit those hiking trails. What outdoor activities are you most looking forward to in the new park?

BoldVibe212
BoldVibe212
May 21, 2024 6:59 am

Isn’t it cool that the new state park will offer a bunch of fun activities like hiking and wildlife watching in the Pembina Gorge? It’s going to be a fantastic spot for families and nature lovers to connect with North Dakota’s beauty!

John Clark
John Clark
May 23, 2024 10:27 am

So stoked about the new park plans! Have you heard about the picnic area and eco-friendly additions? Solar-powered lights, compost stations – how awesome is that! 🌳

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