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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** Please use caution when hiking on the trails. There may be some icy areas. **
The candlelight event scheduled for this Saturday, January 31st has been cancelled due to icy trail conditions. We will make a decision for the Saturday, February 7th candlelight event by Wednesday, February 4th.
We will be holding a candlelight ski/snowshoe/hiking event on Saturday, February 7th. The event will run from 6 pm to 9 pm. If there is little to no snow they will be hiking only events.
The campground will close for the winter season on Sunday, October 19th.
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.
Last updated January 27, 2015
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
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.
Bird Checklist at Buffalo River State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Fall: 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.