What to Do?

Take a journey through Ransom County where you can explore the seven natural wonders of our landscape or experience our rich cultural heritage found at our festivals, museums, historic landmarks or touring the main streets of our communities year round.

NATURAL WONDERS

  • FORT RANSOM STATE PARK
    • 887-acre park offers birding, fishing, hunting, canoeing/kayaking, cross-country ski trails, horseback riding, Sodbuster Days, and other camping programs Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.
  • NATURE CONSERVANCY’S SHEYENNE DELTA -369 square miles
    • One of the world’s largest populations of the threatened western prairie fringed orchid, tallgrass prairie, two unique butterfly species, the Dakota Skipper and the Regal Fritillary and twenty other rare species.
  • PIGEON POINT RESERVE – 572 acres
    • Barred Owls, Pileated and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Eastern Phoebes, Great Crested Flycatchers, American Redstarts, Ovenbirds, Scarlet Tangers and  Yellow-throated, Red-eyed, and Warbling Vireos
    • BROWN RANCH – 1,531 acres
      • Tallgrass

        Horses on the prairie of Ransom County, North Dakota

        Horses on the prairie of Ransom County, North Dakota

        prairie vegetation

    • NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL
      • Nationally certified hiking trails in the Sheyenne National Grasslands, Sheyenne State Forest and Fort Ransom State Park
    • SHEYENNE NATIONAL GRASSLANDS
      • Largest publicly owned tall grass prairie preserve in the United States.  70,000 acres of wetland, tallgrass prairie, oak savannah, and eastern deciduous forest habitat. Native tallgrasses,  Greater Prairie Chicken, Sharp-tailed Grouse, White-fringed Prairie Orchid, 850 of 1,200 North Dakota plant species
    • SHEYENNE NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY
      • A 63-mile tour from Lisbon to Baldhill Dam features 41 interpretative panels denoting history, recreation, communities and rural landscape.
    • SHEYENNE STATE FOREST
      • 509 acres of forest
      • Mineral Springs
      • Only natural waterfall in North Dakota
      • Picturesque Sheyenne State Forest Overlook