North Dakota State Regulations

Is Metal Detecting allowed in North Dakota State parks?   NO.

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58-02-08-16.  Metal Detectors.  No person may use any device for the purpose of locating or removing any metallic object or any other objects of value from a state park.  Exceptions may be made by the director for approved archaeological surveys or law enforcement personnel.  Use of a metal detector to find a lost item may be allowed under the direct supervision of park staff.  Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a class 1 noncriminal offense. 


FMDAC Disclaimer:  FMDAC assumes no responsibility for any person who knowingly or accidentally violates any state park regulation. Although FMDAC will try to keep this information current we cannot anticipate how each regulation will be interpreted by a specific park department, park employee or other government employee. It is the sole responsibility of each individual to know and obey the regulations of the park or area they are visiting and or metal detecting.