Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is a wealth of military and Native American Indian history. Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important post for both Calvary and Infantry. Commanded by General George Armstrong Custer, the fort is built on the site of On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village. The Mandan Indians lived here from 1575 to 1781. The Lewis and Clark Expedition noted the abandoned village of the Mandan while camping nearby. The infantry and Calvary occupied the area from 1872-1891. It was from here that General Custer left to make his last stand at Little Big Horn.
Today you can relive the year 1875 through the “Living History” style guided tours. Also offered are tours of the Custer House and the other historic buildings.
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park features modern camping facilities, fishing, biking and hiking trails. The camping is situated in a wooded area adjacent to the Heart River. Picnic facilities and a children’s playground are located here as well.
From Mandan, travel 7 miles south on Highway 1806
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is located on 1,006 acres of scenic lands. With 95 campsites, picnic shelters, playground, showers, electrical hook-ups and sleeping cabins, this park is perfect for camping.
Be sure to visit the Visitor Center and Historic Buildings. Interpretative Tours are available.
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
- Boat ramps
- Golf & Tennis areas
- State Capitol
- North Dakota Heritage Center
- Roughrider State Snowmobile Trail
4480 Ft. Lincoln Road
Mandan, ND 58554