Officially opening its doors in 1979, the Fort Ransom State Park has been offering myriad opportunities for guests throughout its tenure as a public park. The Fort Ransom State Park offers everything from water sports, snowmobiling, and horseriding depending on the time of year.
Canoeing is what Fort Ransom State Park is known for locally, thanks to the beautiful Sheyenne River. This river valley travels over six miles and makes for a lovely day trip either solo or with friends. Rental canoes are available at the Fort Ransom State Park's central office for a small additional fee. Canines are allowed on private vessels at the dog owner's discretion but are not permitted on any rental craft.
If your goal is to get out on the trails, six total miles wind their way throughout Fort Ransom State Park. These are all crushed gravel trails and are generally accessible to all ages. A few of the exciting things you will see on these trails are an original 1800s log cabin, the remnants of several old horse stables, and during the spring a wildflower bloom.
You can include your canine on your hike provided they stay on a leash no shorter than six feet. Doggie stations are positioned throughout the hiking paths, so making sure you take care of any debris your dog may leave behind. If horse riding is your hobby of choice, the Fort Ransom State Park caters to your every need.
Horse corrals are offered for free public use and can be reserved through the park's website. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to bring in your feed, so if you're planning a more extended stay make sure to pick up some certified weed-free hay, which you will find for sale at Fort Ransom State Park's central office.
Snowmobiling is offered at Fort Ransom State Park during the winter months and is done on the hiking trails. Because of this, all paths and hiking trails are off-limits once the season begins. For more info, contact the Fort Ransom State Park's central offices.