North Dakota State Parks require a valid entrance permit during all months of the year. If you want to visit one of North Dakota’s beautiful parks, you must have a North Dakota state parks pass.
Save money on parks in other states!
Check out a FREE day use pass from the local library!
Did you know that you can check out a North Dakota State Parks pass from your local library?! The pass is valid for seven days! It does not include camping fees or other charges.
Disabled veterans and POWs visit North Dakota state parks FREE!
Severely disabled veterans and former Prisoners of War (POWs) are exempt from the day use fees. To qualify for a free North Dakota State Parks pass, you must have a 50 percent or higher service-connected disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Not rated 50 percent? You can still get a discounted annual vehicle entrance permit for just $28 per year!
You will need to provide proof of VA disability or North Dakota DAV/POW plates to qualify for the veterans discounts. You may also need to prove North Dakota residency.
Seniors get a discount on the annual pass.
North Dakota residents who are age 65 years old or older can get an annual North Dakota State Parks pass for just $28 per year!
You will need to provide a driver’s license or other document proving your age when you check-in to the park or campsite.
We’ve found three ways to save money on your North Dakota State Parks day access fees. Please note that these programs don’t cover camping fees, marina fees, horse park fees, shower fees or equipment rentals.
For more information on fees, including equipment fee rates and other associated fees, please click here.