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Developed sites on the ND Grasslands are closed
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Developed Recreation Sites on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands in North Dakota are closed

All developed recreation sites on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands in North Dakota have been closed indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff.

Effective immediately, the following group-use areas are closed:
Sheyenne Ranger District (701-683-4342):
Hankinson Hills Campground and Jorgen’s Hollow Campground
Medora Ranger District (701-227-7800):
Initial Rock Interpretive Site, Burning Coal Vein Campground, Buffalo Gap Campground, Whitetail Campground and Picnic Area, Coal Creek Campground, Magpie Campground, Elkhorn Campground, and Wannagan Campground
McKenzie Ranger District (701-842-8500):
Birnt Hills Interpretive Site, Summit Campground, Bennett Campground, Sather Lake Campground and Recreation Area, and CCC Campground

As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority. We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice for cleaning per CDC guidelines and to promote social distancing. Visitors are encouraged to contact the ranger district office with additional questions.

The Dakota Prairie Grasslands continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Please remember to review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and focus on recreating safely while protecting yourself, Forest Service employees and our volunteers.

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