If you’re looking to get outside and have a little fun, a 45-minute drive to Garrison and Fort Stevenson State Park might be just what you need. If you go, take your kite and your camera — because both will come in handy at this weekend’s annual Sky Fest.
For those new to the area, here’s what you need to know:
- Garrison is a 45-minute drive, 37 miles south, then 6 miles West. Fort Stevenson State Park is another 3 miles South of Garrison.
- Park Admission is $5 per vehicle.
- Garrison has several good places to eat including the Totten Trail (Pizza, Burgers), The Ye Old Malt Shop (Breakfast, Burgers, Ice Cream & Homemade Treats), and The Stoney End (Steaks & Burgers)
- Take your mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and be prepared to check for ticks if you venture into the tall grass. Ticks generally stay active into early July, so be prepared.
- Check out the Fort Stevenson Marina Store for treats while you’re at the park.
- Don’t forget to tour the collections in the Guard House & Interpretive Center.
- Monday is Military Service appreciation day – Free admission for Military personnel.
- Lake Sakakawea is still pretty cold for outright swimming, but the weather looks warm enough for some near shore water fun.