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Buffalo River State Park

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Flower color:

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Where to go: The main park road still offers some views of the oak trees which still have some of their leaves.

What you'll see: Fall color viewing is past peak.

Also of interest: Migrating songbirds are beginning to appear in the park, and a variety of species can be found. Deer have also been spotted along the river and in the wood edge meadows as well. Woodchucks, squirrels, chipmunks, and gophers are making their final preparations for the winter season and many can be seen busily scurrying throughout the park. Bald eagles, hawks, and turkey vultures can often be found along the river corridor, especially among the dead cottonwood trees adjacent to the river. The evenings offer the chance to hear hooting owls and howling coyotes.

Last updated: October 21, 2013 

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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:

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