Many projects and events in state parks are made possible by friends groups and foundations. There are seven friends groups or foundations in the North Dakota state parks system. These groups support their parks in a variety of ways including fund raising, promoting parks, participation in special events, completing projects in the park and purchasing equipment and supplies, etc.
Friends groups are largely volunteer based. They may be working behind the scenes, but play a major role in a park's success. Consider joining a group or starting one in a park without a group.