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Cross Ranch State Park

1403 River Rd, 12 miles southeast of Hensler, Center, ND 58530-9445
+1 701-794-3731
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Great state park!!

We spent the weekend at this park for a family wedding. It was beautiful. The park was so clean... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Emiller819
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Wisconsin
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Take a Riverside Walk in the Moonlight

Stayed here w/family on a weeknight and took a short stroll along the river path. It was so... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
kedalion1
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Located along seven miles of the last free-flowing, undeveloped stretches of the Missouri River, North Dakota's Cross Ranch Centennial State Park is rich in both cultural and natural history. The park is purposely left primitive to preserve the land's natural beauty. The River Peoples Visitor Center has displays and information about the once mighty Missouri River, which has now been tamed through a series of major dams and reservoirs along its length. A boat ramp is available for those wishing to explore this scenic segment of the river, while anglers will find walleye, pike and bass in its waters. Canoe rentals are also available. An extensive trail system can be explored either on foot or on cross country skis during the winter months. During the summer, the trails allow access to a 5,000-acre dedicated nature preserve where mixed grass prairie, river bottom forests and woody draws can be seen. Cross country ski and snowshoe rentals are available. A back country area is open for those wishing to hike to their camping spot.
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1403 River Rd, 12 miles southeast of Hensler, Center, ND 58530-9445
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We spent the weekend at this park for a family wedding. It was beautiful. The park was so clean. The facilities were perfect. Eric in the visitor center was very friendly and informative. We slept in one of the yurts. It was a great experience....More

1  Thank Emiller819
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Stayed here w/family on a weeknight and took a short stroll along the river path. It was so peaceful and quiet, just the little ripples of the swiftly moving black river to break the silence. This place is isolated and serene - we were one...More

Thank kedalion1
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Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

I love visiting the park every season. The best is on a beautiful but windy day. Cool to see those big cottonwood trees blowing in the wind. It is primitive so be ready to leave the city behind. That is a good thing!

Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed 4 December 2014

Eight of us rented the Art Link log cabin for the weekend of Nov. 28th & 29th. Nice large cabin. Wood burning stove for heat & cooking on. We had never used either for survival, worked out just fine to heat the cabin, however a...More

3  Thank NorthDakotaMexico
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Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

This ND state park is located within the Missouri River cottonwood trees. Many of these trees were there when Lewis and Clark made their journey down the river. Nature walking trails, canoe and cabin rentals and campground. The park is 28 miles north of Mandan...More

Thank Bamboo1955
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

If you are following the Lewis and Clark Expedition route, Cross Ranch is a good place to visit. First the Missouri River is accessible and there are trails along the water in a natural state. And this is a free flowing stretch of the river,...More

1  Thank FredPurdue
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

Quiet camp ground with close proximity to the Missouri River. Very peaceful and relaxed- not a lot of activity. Perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway with nature.

Thank Haley J
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We have tent camped a couple times and it has been very quiet with only a few campers. Tje sites are on the banks of the Missouri River and we could here the flaps of the geese wings every eve when theyoverhead for their eve...More

Thank jflock
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

Rare natural area preserved by The Nature Conservancy; Named after the Maltese Cross cattle brand of Teddy Roosevelt. From river banks and cottonwoods to the natural high bluff prairie.

Thank Mylo C
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

This is a great spot to camp if you like getting back to nature. Most sites are premative, but on the south side have a few sites with electrical hookups. The whole campground is in the woods. Blue grass festival is held here annually.

Thank ccs210
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mashmellow2017
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Response from CRSP15 | Property representative |
We have 4 yurts and 3 cabins total. They are reservable year round. In addition to the 7 units, two of our units are full-service. We have a full-service yurt, Pretty Point,which has full accommodations including heat... More
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