Fort Ransom State Park
|Fort Ransom State Park|
|Location||Ransom, North Dakota, United States|
|Area||950 acres (380 ha)|
|Elevation||1,135 ft (346 m)|
|Governing body||North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department|
|Website||Fort Ransom State Park|
Fort Ransom State Park is a public recreation area located in the Sheyenne River valley two miles north of the town of Fort Ransom in Ransom County, North Dakota. The state park preserves two homesteader farms: the Bjone House and the Andrew Sunne farm. The park sits along the Sheyenne Valley National Scenic Byway, the first route in North Dakota to be given this designation.
Activities and amenities
The park features a visitors center with displays that interpret the lives of the area's 19th-century sodbusters and the Mound Builders who lived here from 5000 to 8000 years ago. Nearly 15 miles (24 km) of trails are available for hikers, bikers, equestrians, skiers, and snowmobilers. The park also offers 36 campsites, canoe and kayak rentals, and picnicking facilities. The Sodbuster Building has tables and kitchen facilities for groups.
- "Fort Ransom". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Historical Overview". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- "Fort Ransom State Park". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- "Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved October 5, 2012.