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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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Beautiful and peaceful

I came here on a day off from working in the area. It was only about a 20 to 30 minute drive from... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Heather R
St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
Great Camping Experience

We stayed at this state park while on a long road trip east from Washington State -- what a nice... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Mary K
Spokane, Washington
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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 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 27 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 28 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 16 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 9 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 17 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
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This place has nice camp sites and the facilities are very well maintained. There are nice paths to ride on and some trails as well. The sites aren't overly private but better than most places, and the loops feel cozy. A nice picnic area is...More

1  Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Developed by the CCC this state park has many features to enjoy. Lots of trees with 10 miles of hiking trails are available. Turtle river is stocked for fly fishing. Camping is available year round which we are doing in our tent. Cabins are available...More

1  Thank B W
Reviewed 27 October 2014

On our trip across the U.S. in an RV in October we stayed overnight at Turtle River State Park. It is conveniently located right off the highway. The overnight rate was only $18.00 plus a $5.00 vehicle fee. This included electricity. Due to the time...More

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MaryAnn S
Hi, MaryAnn. What would you like to know about this attraction? How is the weather in the park in august. I have copd and concerned it might be very hot☺
13 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.
Is there a swimming pool?
27 March 2016|
Response from 50somthin |
Nope, but did I see some kids swimming in the river.