Fort Ransom State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsFort Ransom State Park
Sunne Farm at Fort Ransom State Park
|Location||Ransom County, North Dakota, United States|
|Nearest city||Fort Ransom, North Dakota|
|Area||933.78 acres (377.89 ha)|
|Elevation||1,135 ft (346 m)|
|Designation||North Dakota state park|
|Administrator||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 is a featured site on the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway.
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. Over 20 miles (32 km) of trails are available for hikers, bikers, equestrians, skiers, and snowshoers. The park also offers campsites and lodging, canoe and kayak rentals, picnicking facilities, and group facilities in the Sodbuster Building.
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