Sheyenne River State Forest: Partner Spotlight
Over 400 miles of the North Country Trail cross North Dakota, including its Sheyenne River State Forest in the southeastern part of the state.
Thanks to our partnership with the State Forest, the NCT is secure through this scenic spot and allows hikers to view North Dakota’s only waterfall.
“In 1975, the North Dakota Forest Service acquired several properties in Southeast North Dakota that is known today as the Sheyenne River State Forest,” wrote Aubrey Davis, Outreach and Education Manager for the North Dakota Forest Service.
“The state forest is a unique resource because it contains the state’s only natural waterfall and includes 3.8 miles of North Country Trail. State Forester, Tom Claeys asserts, ‘Our agency enjoys a tremendous partnership with the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. Through this partnership the NCTA utilizes its robust network of stakeholders and volunteers to maintain and improve the Trail. Their efforts improve access to the area’s natural resources and enhance the quality of experiences of all state forest users.'”
We at the North Country Trail Association truly appreciate the support of the North Dakota Forest Service’s staff in helping the NCTA Sheyenne River Valley Chapter volunteers maintain and improve the NCT within the Forest. Thank you!