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Description - This information was provided by North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department

The park, nestled in the picturesque and heavily-wooded Sheyenne River Valley, officially opened in July 1979. This park is managed as a natural and scenic area, and is located on one of North Dakota's officially designated Scenic Byways and Backways. The park is open for camping and picnicking year-round.

Attractions - * 887 acres * 30 sites * 30 amps * Reservations * Dump station * Showers * Historic buildings * Visitor center * Fishing * Mtn. biking * Canoe & kayak rental * Horse trails * Corrals * Hiking trails * Picnic shelters * Cross-country ski trails * Snowmobile trails * Playground * Group Kitchen facilities

Recreation - Canoeing is popular on the Sheyenne River during the summer, with canoe and kayak rentals available in the park. A short segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail winds through the park. Corrals and trails are provided for groups bringing in their own horses. Those bringing in livestock must use certified weed-free hay, which is available for sale at the park.

Location - 34 miles south of Valley City or 20 miles northwest of Lisbon or 2 miles north of the town of Ft. Ransom in southeastern North Dakota.

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Contact Information:
Ft. Ransom State Park, 5981 Walt Hjelle Parkway , Ft. Ransom , North Dakota, 58033, Phone: 701-973-4331
, frsp@state.nd.us

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