What to do in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

this information was provided by North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department

Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important infantry and cavalry post. It was from this fort that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry rode out on their ill-fated expedition against the Sioux at the Little Big Horn. Portions of the military post, including the Custer House, have been reconstructed.

Popular with visitors is On-A-Slant Indian Village. Reconstructed earthlodges depict the lifestyle of the Mandan Indians, who occupied this site from about 1575-1781.

A modern campground is located in a scenic wooded area adjacent to the Heart River with picnic sites and playground equipment. Walking along the gently sloping hills, visitors have a panoramic vista of the Missouri River from the park's nature and historic trails.

* 1,006 acres
* 95sites
* 30 amp electrical hookups
* Reservations
* Dump station
* Showers
* Sleeping cabins
* Visitor center
* Historic Buildings
* Hiking trails
* Interpretive Tours
* Picnic shelters
* Playground

Touring and picnicing

Ft. Abraham Lincoln State Park is located 7 miles south of Mandan, ND, on Highway 1806

4480 Ft. Lincoln Road
Mandan, ND 58554

Phone: 701-667-6340

Email: falsp@state.nd.us
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