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Glyndon - Buffalo River State Park

565 155th Street South

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.


Youness Himmi

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Awesome prairie views. And the river is with you throughout the whole trail. A couple of different possible routes you can take, and each are a little different so it could be fun to get lost here for a couple of hours. It's also a good park for stargazing or star photography, the parking lot is only a couple hundred feet from an open prairie, if you're lucky you'll catch a freight train crossing a couple miles away in the picture.

Rebekah Martin

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
We really loved this park. We took our niece (6) and nephew (4) for an afternoon of swimming. The 4 start instead of 5 it's because while the park was very nice, it was also pretty crowded. It differs from other lakes in the area as it is a small, man-made swimming pond. There is also a lifeguard on duty. The kids had a blast playing with their water guns, swimming around while "looking for sea creatures," and building sand castles all afternoon. An unexpected pro is that this swimming pond is wheelchair accessible! Not only is there accessible parking and an accessible bathroom - the actual pond is accessible. There is a wheelchair ramp for entry into the pond. The beach portion (not the ramp) is sand but also offers a much easier entry/slower & smoother increase in depth than many of the local lakes. There are plenty of trees for shade, picnic tables, and grills around the pond. The parking lot was pretty full the day we visited, but there was ample parking.

Linda Norland

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Great for kids--the hikes are easy and there's a swimming hole with life guards. Great for a quick hike and some nature time within close distance of Fargo-Moorhead. Look for special events like bird watching and skiing.

Mike McCord

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Good for snowshoeing. You can go right down on the river and follow our tracks.

Shelly Gunderson

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
This is a lovely place for a walk. Lots of wildflowers visible in June and beyond. Nice trails to walk on. I have been here a couple of times and enjoyed it very much both times.

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