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Arrowwood NWR Leg of the Historic Ft. Totten Trail

Location At Arrowwood NWR W of Kensal on SR 9.
State(s) North Dakota
Counties Stutsman
Type Backcountry
Length 9.00 Miles / 14.48 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




This development of this trail is to reestablish 9 miles of the historic trail that connected the military posts of Ft. Seward near Jamestown, ND and Ft. Totten on the south shores of Devil's Lake. The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation has successfully competed for a grant to purchase and install 8 gates on the trail that can be opened and closed from horseback, and for a split-rail fence to be constructed at the south trail head.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to develop the south trail head to accommodate parked vehicles and horse trailers, and to develop interpretive kiosks and trail markers. Interpretive kiosks will educate the visiting public about conservation and the wildlife mission of the Service, and will celebrate the American Indian tribes and culture that existed prior to European settlement. Development of the trail will better enable the Service to achieve their goal of providing quality wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities such as wildlife observation and wildlife photography.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 5/1 - Date Closes: 8/31

Time Opens: Sunrise - Time Closes: Sunset


Leg of Historic Ft. Totten Trail Arrowwood NWR W of Kensal on SR 9


Additional Information

Width: 120 inches.

Primary Surface: Gravel

Secondary Surface: Gravel

Average Grade: 1%

Elevation Low Point: 1450

Elevation High Point: 1540

Year Designated: 2008

Date Last Updated: 09/06/2012


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Refuge Manager
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Arrowwood NWR
7745 11th St. SE
Pingree , ND 58476
(701) 285-3341


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