Fort Stevenson State Park to Host First Day Hike

Getting outside after a cold snap is fun way to enjoy North Dakota’s winters. It’s rare to find a place that makes 20 degrees feel warm. And if the idea intrigues you, check out the details on Fort Stevenson State Parks First Day Hike on January 1st.  Fort Stevenson is approximately 45 miles South of Minot on Lake Sakakawea.


Fort Stevenson is again hosting an Evening Hike Series in 2023. Start the series and the new year off with a candlelight hike! For the first hike, participants are invited to hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe depending on the conditions. Park staff will use candle luminaries to light the approximately 1-mile trail. The self-guided hike begins at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Afterward, stop by the Visitor Center to enjoy snacks and refreshments or warm up in front of an outdoor fire.

Ski and snowshoe rentals are available on a first come first serve basis. Contact the park office at 701-337-5576 for more information.

An annual or daily vehicle permit is required for park entrance and can be purchased online or at the park.


Josh Wolsky

Developer & Writer @TheMinot Voice, Fan of the Souris River, There's a lot to Savor about Minot. Fortunate to be a 'former' City Council member ;)