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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.

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Visitor Alert!

Starting on August 11th, 2014, all campsites at Buffalo River State Park are reservable. We encourage you to reserve your campsite in advance. Any site not reserved is available for drop in camping for one night only. Use self-registration if park staff is unavailable. If additional nights are desired, check with park staff for availability.

The Mosquitos are out. Please bring bug spray if you are planning on camping or walking on our trails.

The swimming pond is open until 8:00 pm each evening. The swimming pond will close for the season on Monday, August 18th.

Last updated July 21, 2014

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
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Park Interpretive Programs:

Come and join us with your family and friends for a variety of interpretive programs. Find a great program here!

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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.

Birders:

Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Buffalo River State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Swimming Beach

tree Great Picnicking

tree Camping

tree Fishing

tree Native Prairie Landscape


Hours

Best time to contact the park:

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

Contact

565 155th Street South
Glyndon, MN 56547

tel: 218-498-2124

fax: 218-498-2583

email: buffaloriver.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

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