DescriptionBaldhill Dam, on the Sheyenne River 12 miles north of Valley City, created 27-mile-long Lake Ashtabula. The area offers camping, hiking and picnicking as well as water sports. Popular winter activities are ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Medicine Wheel Park has a replica of a Native American solar calendar and features five interpretive panels on 19 acres.
The 3,860-foot-long High Line Bridge, one of the longest and highest single-track railroad bridges in the nation, spans the Sheyenne River just north of Valley City. Begun in 1906 by the Northern Pacific Railroad, the bridge became a main link in the coast-to-coast rail system when the first train rolled across it in 1908. It is one of eight bridges with interpretive panels on the Valley City: City of Bridges tour, a map/brochure offered by the Rosebud Visitor Center.
The visitor center features an 1881 Northern Pacific superintendent's railcar with the original furnishings. It also is an information center for the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, which consists of 24 interpretive sites along a 63-mile route.
Visitor InfoValley City Area Chamber of Commerce/Rosebud Visitor Center 250 W. Main St. VALLEY CITY, ND 58072. Phone:(701)845-1891 or (888)288-1891
Things to SeeBarnes County Museum