The Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park campground south of Mandan, N.D., and Sully Creek Campground near Medora were closed Tuesday (May 24) because of flooding.

Projections are the Missouri River levels will reach and possibly exceed 17 feet, a foot above flood stage, The Bismarck Tribune reported.

Campers having made reservations for the Memorial Day weekend will be contacted by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department and refunds will be made. Anyone with reservations beyond the holiday weekend can contact Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park at (701) 667-6340 or by email at [email protected] to receive a full refund at any time prior to their expected arrival.

The campground will remain closed until the river recedes and services can be restored to the campground.

The park’s interpretive facilities will remain open including Cavalry Square and the Custer House, On-A-Slant Indian Village, the post’s three blockhouses and nearby post cemetery and picnic areas.

Sully Creek State Park, south of Medora, also is closed because of rising waters on the Little Missouri.

There is free admittance to state parks for all veterans and military personnel on Memorial Day.