Buffalo River State Park
Prairie lovers, this park is for you. Trails wind through one of Minnesota's finest and largest remnant prairies. Listen for bobolinks, prairie chickens, marbled godwits and upland sandpipers. A picnic area, swimming area and campground are located in the hardwood forest along the Buffalo River. The park is only 14 miles from the large metropolitan area of Fargo, North Dakota - Moorhead, Minnesota.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
The swimming pond is closed. The park needs to hire five lifeguard positions before it can fill the swimming pond and open it to public use. We should be able to open the pond by June 14th.
2016 Reservations changes
The campground is open for camping. The dump station, shower building and the water have been turned on for the season.
The 2016 swimming pond season will be from June 14th -August 21st.
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(Updated May 18, 2016)
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Behind the Scenery:
Learn about habitat improvement and restoration projects within the park.
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Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Buffalo River State Park.
Bird Checklist at Buffalo River State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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.