Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park offers year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, fishing and trails for hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing. Rustic group cabins can also be rented. The Turtle River is stocked with rainbow trout, and youngsters can borrow fishing gear at the park office.

As of 2018 the trail system is now over 10 miles. Most recently added is the Ravine Ravine. This trail is 2.5+ miles and has 2 water crossings. One of the water crossings has a bypass if you don't want to get your feet wet. This is a great getaway less then 20 miles west of Grand Forks ND. Park pass required, but worth every penny.

nature trips
3 months ago

Camped. Hiked. Played in the river. Observed a lot of nature with the kids. Trails are narrow in many areas. Great for mountain biking. Camping areas are in wooded areas to stay cooler in the summer heat. Lots to see and do!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Great place to hike for a few hours. Well maintained with a few small senic views here and there. No real chance to go out and get lost though if that's what you are looking for.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nice walk, sometimes a little narrow-but good trails.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

We did this hike today. Had a great time! We even saw a deer. Definitely gna go there again!

hiking
Thursday, February 09, 2017

Nice, easy trail with a few small inclines. The mosquitoes can be unrelenting however so if you go when they're out, make sure you bring lots of bug spray and be ready to reapply frequently. Overall though, especially considering the area, it's a nice little park.

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

pros: pretty area, beautiful foliage, great trails - looking forward to cross country skiing this winter
cons: you can hear the highway, dogs must be leashed, MOSQUITOES - worth waiting until it gets too cold for them

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015

Nice trail with a few inclines. Need bug spray. Most of the trail is shaded by wood cover. $5 parking fee.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 07, 2014

It gets five stars because it is the only decent single track you can ride in the County. Convenient if you're on the AFB too.

hiking
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 27, 2015

mountain biking
Monday, June 30, 2014

walking
Sunday, October 13, 2013