Description - Open-prairie panoramas, heavy woods, and lush farmland flank this drive along the Sheyenne River. The road's sides are sprayed with wildflowers in spring and summer; they're aflame with sunflowers in autumn.
This byway includes the Fort Ransom State Park which is popular for canoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.
Of the 140 species of birds in the park, 15 are on the Natural Heritage Program's state rare species list.
At quiet and secluded Clausen Springs, you can be just about guaranteed to land a trout, perch, or largemouth bass.
- The Sheyenne River Valley Byway is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.
Directions from : Beginning south of Valley City at the Kathryn Road Interchange, exit 292, take Barnes County Highway 21 southeast to Kathryn. From Kathryn continue on a gravel surface to the end of the route at Lisbon. You can also proceed northwest from Valley City on County Highway 21 to Bald Hill Dam.