Outdoors, Sports and Fitness

Schumacher Park

Beautiful Schumacher Park features camping (see below) with hook-ups, warm showers, picnic shelters, playground, ball diamonds, tennis and basketball court, swimming, RV dump station.  Adjacent to the golf course.

Park Board members:
Corey Grochowski
Robert Corrick
Lindsey Pollestad
Jessica Aasand
Treasurer Ardis Olson

Drayton Curling Club

105 1/2 Almeron Ave, Drayton, ND 58225

Drayton is home to North Dakota’s oldest curling organization, founded in 1901 as Dacotah Curling Club. Curling quickly became a popular pastime here during winter months when travel became more difficult, farm activity slowed, and people sought opportunities to socialize and exercise. The sport of curling is very much woven into the history of the Drayton area.

Curling is a lifelong recreational and athletic sport enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a game of skill and traditions, dictated by a strong code of fair play and courtesy. A curler delights in a shot well-executed even by the opponent and plays to win in an environment of sportsmanship and good cheer.

Today, Drayton Curling Club keeps that sense of tradition alive in its weekly curling league.  Curlers and spectators enjoy the clubhouse’s rustic knotty pine interior, while in our bright and heated arena, ice is kept cool by a refrigeration system and the corn brooms and heavy wool sweaters of years past have given way to fabric brushes and sporty curling apparel.  League curling takes place weekly in the winter months, we host several youth events during the season, and our annual Catfish Capital Open Bonspiel is an event that grows each year.   We hold annual spring and fall meetings.

For information, contact:  Tom Grzadzieleski 7O1-36O-l693

Facebook Link

Links:

U.S. Curling Association, http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling

U.S. Women’s Curling Association, http://www.uswca.org

North Dakota Curling Association, http://www.fmcurling.org/ndcurling/

Drayton Golf Club

804 North Main Street, PO Box 267, Drayton, ND 58225, 701-454-6547

Avid golfers can tee off at the Drayton Golf Club, a nine-hole, Par 34 course complete with plush grass greens and modern facilities, on the edge of town. The club hosts men’s and ladies’ nights along with several tournaments throughout the golf season.  For details, see the facebook link below.  Updated 6/3/18

Daily Rates:

9 Holes $16

18 Holes $22

All Day $30

Cart Rental Fees

9 Holes $12

18 Holes $20

All Day $28

Membership Fees

Family $395

Single $275

Student $150

New payment plan:  Single $30/month — Family $40/month

Golf Club Features

Family Atmosphere

Grass greens

Pro shop

Clubhouse

Cart rentals

Thursdays- Ladies Night

Wednesdays – Men’s Night

Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/draytongolfcourse/?fref=t…

fitness Center

See Xperience Health & Fitness

Xperience Health & Fitness

CAMPING
Schumacher Park

Terrie Staskivige 701-454-6441
Email: park@draytonND.com

2018 Rates:
Nightly camper: $20.00
Nightly tent in tent area only: $17.00
Weekly: $120.00
Monthly: $275.00
U.S. funds only

Amenities include:
Electric and Water hookups
Hot showers
Restrooms with flush toilets
Drinking water
Dump station

Directions: from Main Street, take Wallace Avenue west to Schumacher Park

Please find a spot and set up, and the manager will come around daily to collect camping fees

RV Park

Electricity, Sewer, Water
Adjacent golf course and laundromat

Contact Tony Olson 701-360-0785 or Ardis Olson at 701-454-6433
email park@draytonND.com

Directions:
The RV Park is located on the north edge of Drayton, behind the laundromat.
From I29 Exit 187, take ND Hwy 66 east toward Drayton, turning south at the laundromat.  If you reach the 4-way stop, you’ve gone too far east.

Please find a spot and set up, and the manager will come around daily to collect camping fees

Wilderness Drive Campground

250 Wilderness Drive, Drayton, ND 58225

Electricity, Sewer, Water, Showers, Toilets

Contact Tony Olson 701-360-0785 or Ardis Olson at 701-454-6433
email park@draytonND.com

Directions:
Wilderness Drive Campground is north of Drayton
From I29 Exit 187, take ND Hwy 66 east toward Drayton.  At the 4-way stop, go north on Hwy 44 approx. 1 mile.  Campground is on your left (west side of Hwy 44).  Look for the tall cottonwoods.

Please find a spot and set up, and the manager will come around daily to collect camping fees

Fishing

The north-flowing Red River is known internationally for its trophy-sized channel catfish. The average size of catfish increases as one moves downstream, and the northern portion of the Red is considered one of the best catfish spots in the nation, consistently producing whoppers up to 30 lbs.

The Red River fishery is also home to an abundant variety of high-quality fish, including northern pike, sauger, walleye, smallmouth bass, and carp, many of them trophy size. Carp have been attracting European and Australian anglers to the Red River recently. You may encounter folks who have traveled across the country or across the world to fish the beautiful Red River of the North!

Annual catfish tournament info:  HERE

Where to fish

The Drayton area provides some of the best old-fashioned riverbank fishing to be found anywhere!

Access points:
Hastings Landing Recreation Area (downtown)
Located on east Grant Avenue, downtown Drayton, there’s easy access to groceries, frozen bait, hardware, banking/ATM, on- and off-sale

Concrete ramp

Large concrete parking and loading area, plus concrete walk along riverbank

Concrete drive leading all the way from street level

Fishing dock

Fish cleaning station with disposer and running water (located up top in Heritage Square)

Drayton Dam Recreation Area (two miles north on Old Highway 44–east one mile)

Concrete boat ramp

Parking

Outhouses (top of hill)

Primitive fish cleaning station (top of hill)

Snowmobiling

Drayton’s crisp wintertime temperatures allow for unfailingly good snowmobiling conditions all winter long. Casual snowmobilers enjoy their machines daily, with prime riding areas readily accessible from any part of town. Serious sledders can access the area’s many miles of groomed trails by jumping on the trail that passes just west of Drayton. Drayton lies near the border between the Red River-North and Northeast (or Pembina Gorge) trail systems, which together boast 880 miles of groomed riding. The Gorge itself is a ‘must see’ natural phenomenon. This system ties into the Canadian trail at four major points and it also ties into two major Minnesota trails. The systems offer many miles of riding and usually have very good snow. Be sure to check local maps. Trail conditions: http://www.snowmobilend.org/trails/northeast-trail/
http://snowmobilend.org/trails/red-river-north-trail/
https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/snow_depth/index.html

The Valley Snowdrifters Club was formed by a group of people interested in promoting snowmobile riding and safety. Over the last few years with record snowfalls our membership has grown along with the renewed interest in snowmobile riding. Our club sponsors several events throughout the year. Monthly meeting are held through the winter months. For more information about our club please contact Franz Klie, 321 5th St W, Grafton, ND 58237 701-352-1511. Valley Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club, 125 Manvel Circle, Grafton, ND 58237
Phone: 701-352-0632, Fax: 701-352-3657 Minto Area Joy Riders, PO Box 84, Minto, ND 58261 Red River-

Skating

Dylan Arena is located in Schumacher Park

Canoeing

Red River

Canoeists on the Red River near Drayton pass through the heart of the northern Red River Valley, one of the nation’s most fertile agricultural regions. Luscious oak forests and tall grass prairies flank the Red River in the Drayton area. The river brings canoeists right downtown, providing a stop at Hastings Landing Recreation area. Canoeists heading beyond Drayton must portage their canoes here to avoid the Drayton Dam, which is located north of town. A break from paddling also provides an opportunity to grab an ice cream cone, stock up on supplies, or enjoy a meal at Hastings Landing Dining. Bring a tent to camp in Schumacher Park, or head to Motel 66!

Pembina River

A short drive from Drayton will take you to the Pembina River, nestled in the seclusion of the beautiful Pembina Gorge. A much smaller river than the Red, the Pembina River often runs swiftly. The natural features of the gorge provide a tranquil canoeing experience. For more information on canoeing these rivers, contact ND Parks and Recreation at 701-328-5357.

Baseball

Diamonds located in Schumacher Park

Hunting

North Dakota and Minnesota have some of the best hunting spots in the country. The Drayton area boasts prime white-tailed dear, coyote, goose, duck, fox, mourning dove, rabbit and gopher hunting. Hunters will enjoy our beautiful wide open, uncrowded spaces!

If it’s elk, moose, wild turkey, sharp tailed or ruffed grouse, or partridge you’re after, a short drive from Drayton will get you to the action! The beautiful Pembina Gorge is teeming with big game, and Northwest Minnesota’s woods provide excellent upland and big game hunting.

Swimming

The swimming pool in Schumacher Park is open each summer!

Call for per-session and season pass rates:  701-454-6231

Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult