The Grand Forks community gets its name from the “fork” created by the Red and Red Lake Rivers in the heart of our two communities. From the voyageurs of the early settlement days, through the steamboat trade that shaped Greater Grand Forks into a hub of commerce for the region, to the recreational boating of today, these rivers have played a vital role in the development of our communities.
Fishing is a treasured pastime for residents and visitors. Try your hand at catching more than 50 species, including channel catfish, northern pike, saugers, walleyes, small mouth bass, lake sturgeon and carp. Four boat ramps provide easy access to the rivers.