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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The swimming area includes a water filtering system and sand beach that surrounds the entire swimming pond. Facility is wheelchair accessible, including paved pathways to the swimming area. Lifeguard on duty. Swimming pond hours starting Monday July 1st will be the following: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The summer swimming season runs until August 20th, 2017.
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(Updated July 25, 2017)
Behind the Scenery:
Learn about habitat improvement and restoration projects within the park.
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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:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please leave a message if no one answers the phone. There are no regular office hours until May 27th.
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.