Cross Ranch State Park, Center

Cross Ranch State Park is a public recreation area covering 589 acres (238 ha) on the west bank of the Missouri River in Oliver County, North Dakota. The state park is located 9 miles (14 km) south of Washburn and 22 miles (35 km) east of Center. It lies adjacent to the 6,000-acre (2,400 ha) Cross Ranch Nature Preserve, which features a roaming herd of more than 200 adult bison.
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  • We didn't stay overnight...only visited for the afternoon. Beautiful park and campgrounds (autumn). We'll more than likely go back and stay in one of the yurts that are on the river bank. We found....  more »
  • State park on the banks of the upper Missouri just 40 minutes north of Bismarck. Rented a cabin in February. Cross country skiing begins as you step out of your rustic cabin. Wood burning stove was.....  more »
  • We enjoyed a weekend in one of the cabins. The grounds are well-kept and the park is really clean. The trails were good for hiking and we biked them too! Only wish we had had more time so we could have also canoed or kayaked.
  • Loved Cross Ranch! The camping was way fun, and the main office had several activities on Friday and Saturday for the kids to do, while we were there. They will even drop you off up river so you can kayak back down again! The camp site was well keep and with plenty of space for two tents. The fire ring was also cleaned out, so we didn't have to worry about too much ash inside it. We went for a walk on one of the trails, and the view was really beautiful. We got quite a few ticks on the walk, but we were able to get rid of them all without much trouble. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fun camping trip.

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