Turtle River State Park

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Turtle River State Park ,
20 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2,
Arvilla, ND 58502

Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park is located in a beautiful wooded valley along the meandering Turtle River. The park features year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and sledding. Anglers can also practice their fly fishing techniques in the trout-stocked river. Woodland Lodge, with its kitchen and dining hall, is popular for family reunions. Sleeping cabin with bathrooms and bunk beds (no cooking inside) can also be rented by groups or individuals during the summer. The park features 10 miles of trails carved through its forested hills and along the river. Specific trails have been established for nature walks and hiking, while mountain bikers will find challenging single tract trails. In the winter, outdoor enthusiasts flock to the park for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding. Established in 1934, Turtle River State Park was one of a number of new parks built in North Dakota under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "New Deal" programs. Click here for five things to do at Turtle River State Park.

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    • Open Year 'Round
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    • Electricity,
    • RV Sites,
    • Sewer,
    • Showers,
    • Tenting
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    • Pet-Friendly

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