The Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is a dog-friendly camping and recreational facility near Mandan in North Dakota. The one thousand acre park encompasses several sites of historical importance, has trails for hiking, mountain biking and is a popular place for equestrian activities.
A fee is charged for entering the park. A daily vehicle pass is $7, and this can be purchased at the park. A yearly pass, purchased at the park, online from the North Dakota Parks and Recreation website or by telephoning their call center carries a fee of $35. Discounts are applicable for disabled veterans and seniors.
The Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park also participates in the Library Loan Program, and library card holders can check a daily pass out of the library free of charge. The Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park has military connections dating back to the days of Colonel Custer.
A favorite must see at the park is Custer House and the renovated sections of the old military post, plus there's a native Indian village, On-A-Slant, of restored mud huts to explore. To be able to visit these sites, visitors need to purchase an Interpretive Pass which costs $8 for adults, $5 for students or $25 for families with dependents below the age of eighteen.
Canines are welcome on all of the park's seven miles of trails but must be leashed. All trails in the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park are graded easy to moderate, and several offer scenic views of the Missouri River. Pet owners should be aware there may be horses on the trails too and make sure their dog is controlled at all times.
Dogs are not allowed in the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park's cabins, tipis or public buildings. Everyone who visits the park, not just pet owners, are expected to respect the environment. Flowers and plant life should be left undisturbed. Pet owners must remove all dog waste and dispose of it in an appropriate manner.