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Fort Ransom State Park is set in the Sheyenne River Valley and offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the North Dakota sunshine. From fishing and canoeing along the Sheyenne River to hiking scenic trails, birdwatching, horseback riding, and camping under the stars, Fort Ransom is a fantastic place to reconnect with nature. The park is named after the 1860s military fort that once occupied its footprint. Today, the land has been transformed into a public recreation area for everyone to enjoy. History buffs will love discovering the park's farmstead heritage.

Planning a getaway to North Dakota? Book an RV in Ransom County and you can enjoy a riverside getaway to Fort Ransom State Park. With a home on wheels, you'll also enjoy the freedom to visit other North Dakota gems like Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

Getting Outdoors

The Sheyenne River meanders through Fort Ransom State Park and is a fantastic place to enjoy a scenic paddle. Bring your own watercraft or rent canoes and kayaks from the park office. Anglers can cast a line for smallmouth bass, walleye, and catfish. As a designated equestrian park, Fort Ransom is deservedly popular with horseback riders. It features over 65 corrals, as well as horse-friendly trails and campsites.

More than 20 miles of trails wind through the park and showcase the diverse ecosystem and wildlife. The Little Twig Nature Trail is a favorite with families and features wooden boardwalks and information on local flora and fauna. For a longer, hike try the two-mile section of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Along the way, you'll enjoy beautiful views of the river, oak woodlands, and grassy prairies. Watch for local wildlife such as red-tailed hawks, white-tailed deer, and black-billed cuckoos. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Fort Ransom State Park transforms into a snow-dusted playground. The park office rents out cross-country skis if you want to hit the trails.

Within the park, historic Bjone House and Sunne Farm offer a glimpse of North Dakota's agricultural roots. Every summer, the park hosts the annual Sodbuster Days celebration, a family-friendly event with old-time music, live demonstrations, and food stands celebrating homesteading life. Pets are welcome to join you while RV camping at Fort Ransom State Park. There's an off-leash area at the southern tip of the park where your pup can burn off energy, as well as a dog-friendly beach and walking trail.

Camping at Fort Ransom State Park

Fort Ransom State Park's campgrounds — East Side, West Side, Riverside, and Sunne Horse Campground — feature a picturesque setting along the Sheyenne River. The park's 69 campsites offer various amenities and accommodation options, with 24 equestrian sites equipped with 50-amp electric and water hookups and nine additional primitive equestrian sites. If you're not camping at Fort Ransom State Park with a horse, choose from one of 14 sites with electric and water hookups, or ten primitive sites.

You'll enjoy access to modern bathrooms with showers and toilets, as well as a dump station for RVs with services onboard. Most sites are pull-through, gravel, and can accommodate campervans up to 50 feet in length. Many sites are grassy and well-shaded.

If you're traveling as a covey, consider booking a group site that can accommodate multiple rigs. Need extra space or want a break from camping in a motorhome? Fort Ransom State Park offers a unique chance to stay in a historic homestead constructed in 1879. You'll also find full-service yurts for a rustic glamping experience, a cozy cabin, and the famous Percheron Wagon.

Exploring the Area

Camping at Fort Ransom State Park puts you in the heart of the postcard-perfect Sheyenne River Valley. As you explore the region, you can discover friendly small towns, historic farmsteads, and lashings of Americana charm. The 63-mile Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway is a great way to discover the rich history, culture, and geology of the region. A 20-minute drive north, Standing Rock Historic Site recalls the legacy of Native Americans in North Dakota.

Stop by the Rosebud Visitors Center in Valley City to pick up maps, learn about early pioneers, and check out an original 1881 Northern Pacific railcar. Pencil in time to peer into the mom-and-pop stores along Main Street, visit the Barnes County Museum, and admire the historic bridges. If you want to rent a camper near Fort Ransom State Park, consider larger cities such as Fargo or Grand Forks. When you're ready to hit the road again, head north of the park and refuel the rig at one of the many gas stations strung along I-94.

RV Rentals in Fort Ransom State Park, ND

Fort Ransom State Park, ND is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Fort Ransom State Park. Outdoorsy's Fort Ransom State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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