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Taking its name from a s military fort, Fort Ransom State Park is located in the midst of the scenic and heavily wooded Sheyenne River Valley. 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, horseback riding 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. Looking to enjoy a historic homestead with modern amenities, the Bjone house is the perfect getaway for you. Situated along the Sheyenne River, visitors can enjoy staying in this fully restored house during any season. This early pioneer homestead house, constructed insleeps six with three queen bedrooms and has one bathroom. The home has a full kitchen and deck out back overlooking the Sheyenne River.
Centered around the mile trail system at Fort Ransom, visitors are just steps from two major trailhe. These full-service yurts are available year-round and include air conditioning, heat, gas fireplace, full kitchen and bathroom. These yurts sleep six with two bedrooms, loft space, and a pullout couch. Percheron Wagon. The Percheron Wagon is a one of a kind experience. While the Percheron has a rustic exterior, the interior is quite homey. The wagon has a king bed, and a set of twin bunk beds. It also includes a refrigerator, microwave, four barstools around a wagon wheel table and air conditioning.
This homey cabin, built for two, is open seasonally. The cabin is a single room with a bed, table, refrigerator, and recliner. Most parks have off-leash areas or dog parks for your four-legged friends. This park is set up with 68 corrals and additional amenities to accommodate equestrian users. In addition to a park entrance fee, equestrian riders need to purchase a horse pass.
Daily and annual options are available and are required per horse. Permits are available for purchase in the park or online here. The money generated from these fees goes towards maintaining horse trails. There is river access and a walking trail located in this area of the park. The Sodbuster Building includes an indoor kitchen and seating with tables for 64, utensils are not included.
The building is available mid-May to October 1st. To book the Sodbuster Building call the park at The Visitor Center Meeting Room seats up to 16 people. The meeting room is available year round and can be booked by calling the park at Fort Ransom has two small group shelters with a capacity of 40 to Looking for fun and Fort Ransom first and 5 to 6 tables each no electricity. To book a picnic shelter call the park at If renting equipment for a larger group, contact the park ahead of time to ensure equipment is available.
Paddles and life vests are included in rental fee. Please call the park to check availability. The run is about 5. The majority of the trail system surface is either grass, dirt or hard-packed single-track, with manageable grades with only a few steeper sections. Distance: 2. The 2. Distance: 1. This trail begins at the trailhead just southwest of the West Side Modern Campground. The trail gently climbs northward through oak woodlands and mixed-grass prairie eventually intersecting the Ridgeline Nature Trail.
The trail begins its travels north alongside oak woodlands, paralleling Bjorn Creek, an intermittent stream, climbing gradually to the North plateau. The trail winds back south to intersect the Snowmobile Trail ending at the Scenic Overlook parking lot. Portions of this trail transverse some very diverse lowland woodlands and adjacent to some rather steep native prairie slopes dominated by big bluestem grasses.
The outbound segment travels through a dense woodland canopy dominated by bur oaks and ironwood. Sections of the trail follow the west fork of the Bjorn Creek drainage. The return segment follows the south park boundary fence line.
This trail skirts along the large oak woodland. The trail serves as a fire break for controlled burns, reducing the risk of fire from sweeping up the slope into the woodlands. Distance :. There are several wooden walk bridges that cross the Bjorn Creek. The trail contains several ed posts and a corresponding trail guide describing geology, plant and wildlife in the area. Trail guides are available at the trailhead and Visitor Center. Keep a watchful eye for the long tailed, brown and gray, secretive black-billed cuckoo which is more often heard than seen.
It winds its way under a canopy of bur oak, green ash, quaking aspen and ironwood. Portions of the trail take you through mixed grass prairie. The trail contains several ed posts and a corresponding trail guide describing trees and shrubs of the area. There is one steep climb on this trail.
The short trail crosses an old field and curves along native prairie slopes providing a pleasant overlook of the Sheyenne River Valley. On the prairie slopes you may find little bluestem, big bluestem, green needlegrass, porcupine grass and side-oats grama. Some of the more common native flowers include prairie coneflower and purple coneflower. This trail is an excellent choice for those hikers and bikers wishing for a shorter, but diverse trail loop adventure.
Access to this trail is via the Ridgeline Nature Trail. Access to this. The majority of the trail runs through open grassland bordered by oak woodlands and stands of aspen. The open meadows the trail passes through, provide excellent nesting and rearing habitat for white-tailed deer, rabbits, and turkeys. Horseback riding is prohibited on this trail. The trail zigzags through towering basswood, American elm, green ash and boxelder trees.
This trail explores the heavily wooded area with numerous oak and ash trees. As the name states, this area is a favorite hideout for deer. Friday, July 16, at pm - Saturday, July 17, at pm. Decorate your campsite for Christmas. There will also be a parade around the campgrounds to see Santa and get some treats! Saturday, August 7, at am - Sunday, August 8, at pm. Bring your kids for a weekend of fun at the park with a bouncy barn and an assortment of outdoor games!
Fort Ransom State Park. Overnight Rental Information. Camping Information. What you need to know In addition to a park entrance fee, equestrian riders need to purchase a horse pass. Please clean up hay and manure daily and before you leave, both in the park corrals and all use areas.
Ride only on trails deated for horse use. Ask park staff for information about park areas that are closed to horseback riding such as, campgrounds, playgrounds, or picnic areas. Tie horses to corral posts or horse trailers, not to trees. The use of hobbles is prohibited. Leave all gates as you found them. Hay is available for purchase at the park. Day-use Facilities. Sodbuster Building The Sodbuster Building includes an indoor kitchen and seating with tables for 64, utensils are not included.
Sodbuster Building. Meeting Room. Rental Equipment. Additional Park Amenities. Flush toilets Playground Sewage dump station Showers Visitor center. Spur Trail S Distance:. Nelson 80 N80 Distance: 1. Firebreak Trail FB Distance:. Riverside Trail R Distance :. White Tail Loop Trail Distance:. Paper park maps are also available at the park. Upcoming Events View All Events. Trail Types.Looking for fun and Fort Ransom first
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Fort Ransom State Park