Sheyenne Valley Region
From the beauty of the natural surroundings to the friendliness of its people, the Sheyenne River Valley offers activities for nearly every interest. Annual events such as the North Dakota Winter Show, Rally in the Valley, the Dakota Soap Box Derby, arts and crafts festivals, golfing and fishing tournaments, and Sodbuster Days at Fort Ransom State Park are sure to add a dash of local flavor and fun to your visit.
Lake Ashtabula Corps of Engineers
The Corps of Engineers are responsible for approximately 34 miles of trails along the shores of Lake Ashtabula taking in grasslands, hills and wildlife management areas.
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ND Parks & Rec
The North Dakota Parks & Rec. Department hosts segments of the North Country Trail in Fort Ransom State Park and the Western Terminus of the trail in Lake Sakakawea State Park.
Sheyenne National Grasslands
The Sheyenne National Grasslands is characterized by the tall grasses, sandy soils, and unique wildlife. A 30 mile segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail crosses the grasslands and is excellent for outdoor recreation.
ND Forest Service
ND Forest Service hosts a section of the NCT in the Sheyenne State Forest. Visit the ND Forest Service website to find out more about the Sheyenne State Forest and ND's other state forests.
Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway
Stretching 63 miles along the breathtaking Sheyenne River Valley, from Baldhill Dam to Lisbon following ancient Native American foot paths and pioneer wagon trails, the Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway was awarded National Byway designation in June, 2002.
Fort Ransom State Park
North Dakota's homesteading heritage is preserved at Fort Ransom State Park. The park, nestled in the picturesque and heavily-wooded Sheyenne River Valley, officially opened in July 1979. This park is managed as a natural and scenic area, and is open for camping and picnicking year-round.
Sheyenne State Forest
This 509-acre forest offers a chance to escape. The North Country National Scenic Trail winds through the forest and offers some of the valley's most breathtaking views. The forest also offers primitive campsites next to natural mineral springs
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge
The Audubon National Wildlife Refuge is home to the west end of the McClusky Canal segment which stretches from the Lonetree Wildlife Management Area to the spillway at Lake Audubon on the east end of Lake Sakakawea.
Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is responsible for the maintenance of the New Rockford and McClusky Canal, along which segments of the NCT can be found.
Garrison Diversion Conservancy District
The McClusky and New Rockford Canals are both part of the Garrison Diversion Unit Principal Supply Works.
Lake Sakakawea State Park
Located on the shore of Lake Sakakawea in central North Dakota just off Highway 200, this park is the home of the Western Terminus of the North Country Trail. Lake Sakakawea is the largest man-made reservoir in the nation.
National Park Service
The US Congress authorized the North Country Trail as part of the National Trails System administered by the National Park Service.
North Country Trail Association
The North Country Trail is America’s longest National Scenic Trail stretching 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota, linking 7 states, 10 National Forests and more than 150 public lands.
ND Game & Fish
Part of the mission of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is to protect, conserve and enhance wildlife populations and their habitat for appreciative use in Wildlife Management Areas such as Clausen Springs, Audubon and Lonetree.
US Forest Service
The US Forest Service oversees the Sheyenne National Grasslands. Visit the US Forest Service website to find out more about other North Dakota Grasslands.