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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.


Nate Mattison

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Everyone knows that Buffalo River has a great swimming pond. We camped here in May when it was too cold for swimming, but had a nice stay. Hiking trails were nice and well groomed. There are also some nice trails in the woods and along the river that aren't officially on the map. Very nice hiking in the cooler weather. I imagine the deer flies are probably bad in July as they are in other parks in this part of Minnesota. Small campground without much privacy, but we enjoyed our stay. Will be returning in the future!

Jason Ridley

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Amazing place to swim and have little or huge family gatherings. My Family and I went on opening day and water was incredibly clear. The swimming hole is filtered from the Buffalo river and is surrounded by a beach all the way around. They also have changing areas and running water. All you need is $7 per car or the annual park pass that gets you in to all Minnesota state parks for a year, $35. They have grill/fire pits so bring the charcoal or wood. Really love this place. There is a nice trail system if your looking to walk. Camping is also available, but get there early as it fills up.

Pete V

Monday, July 9, 2018
Great place to connect with nature without having to drive forever. Love having a camp fire and lots of shade from trees! Swimming hole is nice also! The river is fun to observe all types of wildlife.

Chelsea Simdorn

Friday, May 11, 2018
This is an excellent park! Beautiful hiking trail and educational opportunities at the science center along the way. I always find Buffalo River State Park is kept clean. I enjoy when we stumble upon deer or see garter snakes along the trail. It's an easy drive from Fargo - absolutely worth the trip!

Mitchell Lauseng

Saturday, June 23, 2018
It's an older campground which has some real pros and cons. One of the pros is that the campsites are larger than the newer campgrounds. The biggest con is that the bathrooms have not been updated and leave much to be desired. Being an older campground few, if any, of the sites are full hookup. This campground won't be my first choice when I come back to the area but if need be I will definitely stay here again.

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