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“A wonderful place to stay with family”

Turtle River State Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Arvilla
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 5, 2012

I am glad I booked the cabins at TRSP, rather than booking hotels at Grandforks. The cabin was clean and had a very modern washroom with showers. There is no kitchen and there was a fire ban and I didnt have a propane stove. Thats my fault. Lots of trees and trails. The river was basically a trickle. But walking around the park was a very nice experience. The staff were excellent and well mannered. They explained everything perfectly. They are surely an asset to the park and to those who plan on coming again like me. We saw a a couple of deer in the parking lot. Its a nice place for a family vacation.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Great place relative to the location. There are some decent mountain biking trails as well as nice camping areas. Never did any fishing there, but I've seen quite a people getting their feet wet.

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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Turtle River State Park is a very veristile park. You can fish, hike mountian bike, camp and just enjoy nature in the summer. In the winter there is a sledding hill with a warming house and cross country skiing. Very peaceful place to be!

2  Thank sonadorcat
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

Finally, a great family campground that's not overcrowded! Great place for camping, fishing, hiking, biking... apparently great place for skiing also, though I myself, have never done this. We have camped at TRSP many times, and have returned because of the great staff, children's programs, awesome park experience and the fact that its only 20 minutes from Grand Forks, should the shopping bug bite! It is well maintained and treed just enough for privacy and shade. The park rangers are ever present, making sure the rules are followed. This definitely makes it easy to avoid camping by party animals all weekend. Feels more like a real wilderness experience than alot of campgrounds. Definitely bring a bike, if possible, and walking shoes!

4  Thank AngelU1976
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