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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

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Address: 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND 58554-7947
Phone Number: +1 701-667-6340
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham...

Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is your destination!

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is the state agency charged with administering selected parks and recreation areas that are deemed to have state-wide or regional significance.

In addition, the department has responsibility for the following functions:

◾Off-highway vehicle planning and safety program

◾Snowmobile safety programs and trails

◾Nature Preserves Act

◾Outdoor recreation grants and statewide recreation planning

◾State Scenic Byways Program

The mission of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities through diverse parks and programs that conserve the state's natural diversity.

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in North Dakota is one of the outstanding historic areas within the state. The park is made historically important because within its boundaries are the ruins of On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village and the Fort Abraham Lincoln cavalry and infantry posts.

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

For those touring the historic fort buildings and Mandan Village, interpretive passes are required in addition to the vehicle entrance fee.

There are daily tours of the Custer House and the On-A-Slant Indian village (May - September).


◾1,006 acres




◾RV Dump station



◾Visitor center

◾Historic buildings

◾Interpretive tours

◾Picnic shelters


◾Horse corrals

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Short stop prior to airport

We did not have enough time to see the whole park due to having to catch a plane. We toured the visitor center and On-A-Slant Village. These areas took about 2 hours. Very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Middletown, DE
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Middletown, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not have enough time to see the whole park due to having to catch a plane. We toured the visitor center and On-A-Slant Village. These areas took about 2 hours. Very well done. Good history. The earth lodges were very interesting - gave a good perspective on how the Mandan lived. Did not have time to visit fort... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation early in the year for the Heart Tipi. We liked the fact that they had cots for us to sleep on. There was a terrible storm coming and the rangers let us know all kinds of information about it. They did a wonderful job of taking care of us and to alert us that the storm... More 

Thank janelle h
Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised at how many things there were to see here. The park is still under reconstruction. They are rebuilding as they have funds, but have reconstructed at least one of each kind of building in the fort. Also found out that not only the cavalry under Gen. Custer was there, but a separate infantry was also there on... More 

Thank rqdq2016
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 mile drive South of Mandan, this state park offers historical perspective of both the Mandan tribe and the US seventh calvary commanded by Custer

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One day George Armstrong Custer kissed his wife goodbye and rode off from here, leading the 7th Calvary to the Little Big Horn. He never returned. You can however see how he and his men lived. It costs $5 per vehicle for park admission but go ahead and spend extra for the guided tour $6 per adult - then an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a group picnic there and it was fantastic. Grills and shelters available. Lots of trees and very clean.

Thank Randi W
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were just passing through Bismarck and needed a place to camp for one night. Ft. Abraham Lincoln is located about ten miles south of the city on the west side of the Missouri River where the Heart River flows into the larger river. The setting is very beautiful. The campground is laid out very nicely with lots of trees... More 

Thank Bob L
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've grown up in Bismarck and now raising my kids here and this park offers something new every time. The campground is beautiful - set down on the river bank surrounded by cottonwood trees. Sites are good size, but not necessarily private. There are a couple hiking trails, but it is also fun to walk along the trolley tracks. The... More 

Thank Nika P
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I thought the best part of the park was the guided tour (well worth paying extra for) of the Mandan Indian village and reconstructed earth lodges. Set aside some time to go through the museum exhibits beforehand. I also enjoyed a very wind-blown walk around the infantry post on top of the bluffs. There's not much left except for some... More 

Thank Wanderlust777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Love the historical significance of the park. Beautiful location on bluffs of Missouri Rivet . Took the trolley which was fun and nice ride

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