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Ft. Ransom State Park

Fort Ransom State Park, which takes its name from an 1860s military fort, is located in the midst of the scenic and heavily wooded Sheyenne River valley, along a nationally designated scenic byway. The river provides abundant opportunities for canoeing, fishing and bird watching, while within the park can be found a short segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail. During the summer, picnicking and camping are favorite activities, while cross-country skiing is a popular winter sport. A farmstead within the park is the setting for the annual Sodbuster Days celebration, with demonstrations and exhibits of homesteading life. Canoe rentals are offered. Horse corrals are available for those who bring in their own horses, but no horse rentals are available.

From I-94 at Valley City, take exit 292 south on County Road 21 for 22 miles; east on ND Highway 46 for half a mile; south on County Road 58 for nine miles; then south on Walt Hjelle Parkway three miles through the town of Ft. Ransom to park entrance.