Welcome to Drayton, ND

Nestled along the Red River of the North, Drayton, North Dakota is one of North Dakota’s most picturesque little cities.  From its early days as a landing along the Red River to being home to one of the American Crystal Sugar plants, the industrious people of Drayton have always looked to the future.

Located just north of Grand Forks, one of North Dakota’s largest cities, Drayton is an excellent location to live and work or to start and grow your business.  We have an active chamber of commerce and economic development group supporting our business community, a growing school system with top-notch staff, programs, and facilities, plentiful and affordable housing, and easy access to Interstate 29, ND Hwy 66 and MN Hwy 11.

As the Catfish Capital of the North we host hundreds of anglers every fishing season and have ample paved river access with ramps below and above Drayton Dam, a modern fish cleaning facility, and plenty of motel rooms and camping spaces available.   Each summer, we host Rod and Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament and Drayton Riverfest, our annual community festival.

To get to know this little gem of the North, stop by and visit Drayton, ND, Catfish Capital of the North!

Catfish Capital of the North

Located on the Red River, Drayton, ND dubs itself the Catfish Capital of the North and reels in fishermen from around the country who regularly catch 10 – 20 pound channel catfish.

Drayton Riverfest  July 18-21, 2019

Rod & Reel Rally August 10, 2019