Fort Ransom State Park

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Fort Ransom State Park
North Dakota state park
Fort Ransom State Park.jpg
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Ransom
Elevation 1,135 ft (346 m) [1]
Coordinates 46°32′40″N 97°56′10″W / 46.54444°N 97.93611°W / 46.54444; -97.93611Coordinates: 46°32′40″N 97°56′10″W / 46.54444°N 97.93611°W / 46.54444; -97.93611
Area 950 acres (384 ha)
Opened July 1979
Management North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Location in North Dakota
Website: Fort Ransom State Park

Fort Ransom State Park is a North Dakota state park located in the Sheyenne River valley in Ransom County, two miles north of the town of Fort Ransom.[2] The park sits along the Sheyenne Valley National Scenic Byway, the first route in North Dakota to be given this designation.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Visitors center: Displays interpret the lives of the area's 19th-century sodbusters and of the Mound Builders who lived here from 5000 to 8000 years ago.
  • Historic buildings: Two homesteader farms are preserved in the park — the Bjone House and the Andrew Sunne farm.
  • Trails: The park has nearly 15 miles (24 km) of trails for use by hikers, bikers, equestrians, skiers, and snowmobilers.
  • Camping: The park offers 36 campsites, both improved and primitive.
  • Boating: Canoe and kayak rentals are available for use on the Sheyenne River.[2]
  • Picnicking: In addition to picnic shelters and a playground, the Sodbuster Building has tables and kitchen facilities for groups.


  1. ^ "Fort Ransom". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Fort Ransom State Park". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 

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