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

Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located...

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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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 East Grand Forks, MN. The entry fee was $5, so I thought why not? The only down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather R
St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 locked and the visitor's center was closed but I was able to message someone through... More 

Thank Heather R
Spokane, Washington
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149 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 this would exist just off the road. A large and beautiful state park -- wooded... More 

1 Thank Mary K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 RVs and 22 tenting sites. Vault toilets, flush toilets, and shower buildings are provided. The... More 

1 Thank deepwoods
Northern WIsconsin
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 what we might find. The fishing for him was just so-so, but that's in part... More 

2 Thank 50somthin
Larimore, North Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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, camper/mobile home, and cabin camping. The cabins are bare so you will need to bring... More 

2 Thank Renae An Eric W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
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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810 reviews
321 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
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 also available. Well worth the stay.

1 Thank Deanne A
Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 for rent but cooking is done outside. Cross country skiers will enjoy 10k of groomed... More 

1 Thank B W
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
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 of year, the water wasn't on. There is a central pump out station. The park... More 

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