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Buffalo River State Park

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Where to go: Hike the south side of the River View Trail and go to the overlook to see the beautiful sight of the Buffalo River below.

What you'll see: Come to Buffalo River and hike through one of Minnesota's finest and largest remnant prairies.

Also of interest: Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Date: 01/31/2015 Time: 6 PM to 9 PM Location: Buffalo River State Park Description: This is a magical event you will never forgot! Ski and snoweshoe trails will be lit with lanterns or luminaries. Drop in any time during the event to go whatever distance is comfortable for you. Afterward, warm up with refreshments by a crackling fire. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to enjoy the candlelit trails. The trail is 1 1/4 miles and suitable for beginner-level skiers and snowshoers. Call the state park at 218-498-2124 for information about equipment rental or checkout.Participants over the age of 16 who will be on skis will need a Minnesota Ski Pass. You can purchase a day pass at the park office for $6 or an annual pass for $20. Hikers and snowshoers do not need a ski pass. Directions: From Moorhead, go 14 miles east on U. S. Highway 10 and follow the signs to the park. More Information: Call (218) 498-2124.

Last updated: October 28, 2014 

Special Offer for Park Permits

Canít decide between a one-day or year-round park permit? The DNR has a special offer that can help. Start by purchasing a one-day permit for $5 and visit as many state parks as possible. After visiting the state parks, trade in the one-day permit by the end of that day and get $5 off the purchase of a year-round permit. Year-round permits, which cost $25, provide unlimited access to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year from the month of purchase.
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Getting there

565 155th Street South
Glyndon, MN 56547

From Moorhead, go 14 miles east on U. S. Highway 10 and follow the signs to the park.


Phone: 218-498-2124

Email: buffaloriver.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Winter: Daily, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.