The Red River of the North at Kidder Recreation Area
Wahpper, the world's largest catfish


Wahpeton lies at the head of one of North America's great catfish-producing rivers, the Red River of the North - formed by the confluence of the Otter Tail and Bois de Sioux rivers.

The Red River is home to a diverse, quality fishery. Researchers have identified more than 50 species in its waters, including the channel catfish, northern pike, carp, crappie, small mouth bass, lake sturgeon, and walleye.

Kidder Recreation Area is on the north end of Wahpeton, just off 4th Street North. This 26-acre park includes recreation areas such as an arboretum, shoreline fishing opportunities, a fish-cleaning station, picnic shelter, rest rooms and showers, modern campsites with water and electricity, a boat ramp, and fishing piers. It's also home to Wahpper, the world's largest catfish.


Kidder Recreation Area Dabill Drive (off of 4th Street North) WahpetonND  58075