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Turtle River State Park

Turtle River State Park
3084 Park Avenue - 22 Miles West of Grand Forks on Hwy #2
Arvilla, ND 58214

Turtle River State Park is just 22 miles west of Grand Forks and is situated along a heavily-wooded valley. This 784-acre park is a vivid contrast to the open farmland that dominates eastern North Dakota. The river was named for the mud and snapper turtles once found in abundance in the streams. Today, the entire park is a natural sanctuary harboring an abundance of plant and animal life. The wetland is a haven for birds and migratory waterfowl. The park has 125 modern and primitive campsites, a woodland lodge and group cabins, a mountain bike trail, self-guided nature trails, fishing for rainbow trout and special programs presented in an outdoor amphitheater. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, sledding and more.