Fort Stevenson State Park is on track to break the visitation record - again.
2011 was a record year and manager Dick Messerly says they're more than 25 percent ahead of last year at this time.
Messerly says there are a number of reasons for the increased visitation - including the location of the park.
Falling in between Minot and Bismarck where 2011 floods prevented a lot of lake time, Messerly says people are anxious to get back to the park.
He says fishing has gotten better on Lake Sakakawea and the weather has been optimal.
(Dick Messerly, Fort Stevenson State Park Manager) "We actually have a lot of different people and of course a lot of out of state licenses with the oil patch but they love to recreate too and we're more than happy to have them. All those things combined is what's really increased our visitation."
Messerly says that all North Dakota State Parks are seeing increased visitation, and Fort Stevenson has led those numbers for the last two years.