Hoeven: National Park Service Awards Nearly $400K for New Visitor Center at Fort Ransom State Park

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Park Service has awarded $388,794 to the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department to construct a visitor information center at Fort Ransom State Park. The state will match the award, bringing the total project cost to $777,588. The federal funds are made available through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is funded primarily through off-shore oil lease revenue.

“Our parks play an important role in preserving our history and natural heritage for future generations while also providing important opportunities for outdoor recreation and tourism,” Hoeven said. “Today’s award will support a new visitor information center at Fort Ransom State Park, enhancing the experience of the park and helping to better educate the park’s guests.”