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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground

4408 Fort Lincoln Rd.
Mandan  North Dakota  58554
United States
(800) 807-4723
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Midwest Living Review

Beth Schatz Kaylor
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park offers something to please everyone, including history buffs, nature-lovers, fishermen and families with young children.

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is so much more than a campground; it’s a piece of North Dakota history.  With the home of General Custer, along with Native American earthlodges and infantry forts, this park has plenty to see and do.

Located along the Missouri River, the campground's cottonwood trees shelter guests from North Dakota winds. All RV sites have water and electric hook-up, and there is ample room between campsites in both the modern and primitive camping areas. The campground has one clean and well-maintained shower facility with flush toilets; otherwise, vault toilets are located throughout the grounds. Visitors can enjoy nice walking and biking trails, along with a small beach for fishing, but swimming is prohibited.

While at the campground, don’t miss the tour of the Custer House and On-A-Slant Indian Village, offered daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($6/adults, $4/students).  Interpreters dress as infantry soldiers and prairie women and take you back to the days of Custer in 1875. Visitors tour the Custer House, the barracks and the Indian Village earthlodges.  A museum offers additional information about Fort Lincoln and the area. Before you leave, be sure to go to the top of the hill and see the view from atop one of the infantry forts. It’s a breathtaking vista of North Dakota that you’ll carry with you long after you leave. 

June 1, 2012

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