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Turtle River State Park

Highway 2, 22 miles west of Grand Forks, Arvilla, ND 58214
+1 701-594-4445
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Great Place

Peaceful, interesting, nice trails, great wildlife viewing, not too large, easy access to viewing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rochester, New York
A Day in the Country

This little park was lovely in the early morning for a passerby. We did not stay in the Camping... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. Constructed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park offers year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, fishing and trails for hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing. Rustic group cabins and shelters are available for rent. Our Visitor Center hosts a variety of interpretive panels to help visitors learn more about our history and local environment.
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Highway 2, 22 miles west of Grand Forks, Arvilla, ND 58214
+1 701-594-4445
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful, interesting, nice trails, great wildlife viewing, not too large, easy access to viewing points, and interpretive areas.

Thank stakorgis
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This little park was lovely in the early morning for a passerby. We did not stay in the Camping grounds, simply stopped to enjoy a morning coffee and a picnic breakfast. There was not a soul about and we were able to get close to...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a great place to enjoy the river, the forest, and the prairie. The trails and picnic areas are beautifully groomed, the campsites are very nice, and the staff is very friendly.

Thank Vicky T
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I came here on a day off from working in the area. It was only about a 20 to 30 minute drive from East Grand Forks, MN. The entry fee was $5, so I thought why not? The only down side was the restrooms were...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed at this state park while on a long road trip east from Washington State -- what a nice campground! Approaching the area along US Highway 2, there are open fields and plains for a great distance -- I never imagined an oasis like...More

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This campground in located in a North Dakota state park. It is adjacent to US Hwy 2 and about 22 miles west of Grand Forks, ND. The campgrounds are fully wooded and most are located near the Turtle River. It has about 70 sites for...More

1  Thank deepwoods
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My husband and I were traveling back to WI from SD, and decided to take a more northern return route. In planning a days drive ahead, I found a listing for this SP. my husband brought his fly rod, so he was anxious to see...More

2  Thank 50somthin
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The campgrounds are in excellent shape and have everything you need. The park staff is very helpful and is located close to a very nice small town, Larimore, where you can eat, etc.

1  Thank paul m
Reviewed 31 October 2015

This is a nice state park about 15 minutes from Grand Forks AFB. You do have to pay a fee to get in or you could by a yearly pass that will allow you into multiple parks for the year. Turtle River park has tent,...More

2  Thank Renae An Eric W
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

The park is big with lots of trees and nice campgrounds. The sites have power and water with a dump station. Open all year long!

Thank Chiefly1
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MaryAnn S
12 February 2017|
Response from Mary K | Reviewed this property |
I was there in mid September and it was beautiful. Warm days, cool nights. I can't speak for August though.
26 March 2016|
Response from 50somthin |
Nope, but did I see some kids swimming in the river.