LaMoure Area Recreation

Regardless what your hobbies and interests are, here in our area we offer something for everyone.  This is the outdoor enthusiasts heaven. Hunting is one of our areas top forms of recreation. There are also many funtime activities to participate in throughout our summer months, along with quite a few winter activities for playing in the snow.

Basketball Court

Small court located in Sunset Park.


Lake LaMoure, five miles south of LaMoure, offers a variety of fun in the sun activities, including boating, jetskiing, and waterskiing.  You need to bring your own toys though.


LaMoure Lanes (701) 883-5770
Open to the public. Sanctioned leagues. Men's leagues Tuesday's and Thursday nights starting at 8:00 p.m. Women's leagues Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. and
 Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. Mixed Couples League every other Friday night at 8:00 p.m.


Lake LaMoure has some beautiful, secluded canoeing areas. A popular canoe run has been the James River, starting in Grand Rapids and canoeing down to the James River Damsite in LaMoure. You need to bring your own canoe though, as we don't have rentals. Fort Ransom State Park offers canoeing within the park and also has rentals available.

Cross-Country Skiing/Down-Hill Skiing

The area surrounding Lake LaMoure is beautiful for cross-country skiing in the winter months. For down-hill skiing, Bears Den Mountain right outside Fort Ransom has a wonderful ski area for all ages.


Fishing is top notch at Lake LaMoure and the James River Damsite.  Walleye, Northern and Perch are the favorites from these locations. More information is available at



Memorial Park Country Club, Grand Rapids, ND (701) 883-4296
Open to the public. Located 12 miles northwest of  LaMoure on County Road 61. Nine hole course nestled along the James River. Grass greens.



Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is popular enjoyment in our area. Load up your horses and come on over to enjoy our scenery by horseback. Fort Ransom State Park also has trails for horseback riding enjoyment.


Wildlife is abundant in the area, with hunting and trapping available for such things as moose, deer, wild turkey, and other small game and furbearers. Residents and non-residents alike enjoy the variety of seasons and prey. More detailed information can be found at or at Hay's Hunting Lodge.

Ice Skating

Outdoor skating rink west side of LaMoure along Highway 13.


Sunset Park
Located on the northwest edge of town. Full set of modern playground equipment. Home of the city park. Modern bathroom facilities.

Depot Park
Located in downtown LaMoure next to the railroad depot.

Dam site Park
Located on the southwest side of town on the James River.  Campgrounds, popular fishing spot.

Memorial Park
Located 12 miles north west of LaMoure on County Rd. 61. Campgrounds with electric hook-ups, concession stand, playground equipment. Home of the LaMoure County Museum and LaMoure County Summer Musical Theater.

Rodeo Grounds

James River Riders Arena:
Located on the East outskirts of town. Home of the James River Riders Horse Club.


Snowmobiling is a popular sport here during the winter months. Bring your sled and enjoy our gorgeous snow.

Softball/Baseball Fields

Townsend Field Baseball Park
Bleacher seating. Babe Ruth and American Legion Leagues.

Leroy Good Softball Complex
3 well manicured ball fields. Women's and Men's sanctioned leagues. Located next to Sunset Park.


LaMoure City Swimming Pool
Located in Sunset Park on the west side of town. Open early June until school starts in late August. Season passes are available.

Lake LaMoure
Located 5 miles southeast of  LaMoure with a public swimming beach. The lake offers four seasons of fun. In the Spring, the waters are great for fishing. In the summer, the lake comes alive with boats, jet skis, fishermen and swimmers. Fall is beautiful on the lake with the changing colors. Anglers enjoy ice fishing in the winter months. Public boat ramp and camp ground with electric hook-ups.


During the summer months the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theater puts on three different productions using local talent.  The performances take place at the LaMoure County Memorial Park.

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