BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced the National Park Service (NPS), through the North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation, awarded a total of $2,000,000 to the Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
These funds will support campground construction, including grading for the site, park road, visitor parking, water and electrical service, dump station, comfort station, vault toilet, campground pads, cabins, maintenance building, picnic tables, and trash receptacles.
“Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the best ways to experience North Dakota and the newly created Pembina Gorge State Park is one of the best. Future visitors can look forward to a new campground with all the amenities,” said Senator Cramer.
Since 1965, NPS has provided more than 40,000 LWCF grants to states and local communities. LWCF funding is separate from NPS operational appropriations and comes primarily from offshore oil lease revenue through annual congressional appropriation. The LWCF State and Local Assistance Program provides matching grants for local and state park projects outside national park boundaries.