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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2018 Swimming pond season
The Swimming pond will be open from May 26th, 2018 to August 19th, 2018.
The campground is closed for the season. Water is turned off, which includes flush toilets and showers. Vault toilets are available in the picnic area. The campground will re-open for rustic camping on Friday, March 30th
September 4th, 2018 to May 23rd, 2019 -No Flush Bathrooms/Showers in Campground
Buffalo River State Park's campground bathroom building is being replaced in the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019. No camping reservations during this time will have access to flush bathrooms or showers in the campground. Those camping on weekdays will potentially hear construction sounds coming from the bathroom area. Outhouses will be available for bathroom amenities. The dump station will still be available as well during this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we replace our aging campground bathroom building for the long-term betterment of the park.
(Updated Jan. 30, 2018)
Behind the Scenery
Learn about habitat improvement and restoration projects within the park.
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
Only use approved firewood!
Help prevent the spread of tree-killing insects by burning only approved firewood, available at all Minnesota State Parks.
Bird Checklist at Buffalo River State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please leave a message if no one answers the phone. There are no regular office hours after September 5th.
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.