Turtle River State Park RV & Campground Guide

North Dakota

Turtle River State Park is a beautiful park that is located in Arvilla, North Dakota. The largest city near the park is Grand Forks, and it has an international airport, so you have the option of flying to this area of North Dakota and renting an RV to use in the area to explore the state park. Turtle River State Park was made into a park in the 1930s, and most of it is wooded land that you will be able to explore. The river is stocked with trout, so anglers of all ages will love visiting the park. 

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Spring 32-67 F
Summer 70-85 F
Fall 35-70 F
Winter 15-35 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Turtle River State Park

When visiting state parks like Turtle River State Park, you will find that traveling in an RV with your family can help you create lots of memories. You can have ample space and some of the comforts that you enjoy at home as you travel. If you do not have your own RV, try renting one from RVshare.

Turtle River State Park Campground

Turtle River State Park Campground has mainly pull-through RV sites that can accommodate any size RV. There is a pet area where your furry family members can play, and there is water access at the camp that makes boating easy. Since there is no sewer hookup, you can use the dump station that is available to get rid of your waste.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Showers, trails, a playground, fishing areas, horseshoe pits, and outdoor ball courts

Grizzly’s Corner Campground

Grizzly’s Corner Campground is a great place for fishing enthusiasts to stay. It gives you access to Devils Lake, where you can catch trophy fish with ease. In the winter, ice fishing trips are planned for visitors to enjoy as well.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Fishing piers, boat access, and guided tours

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What to Do at
Turtle River State Park

Inside Turtle River State Park

When you visit Turtle River State Park, you will find 12 miles of hiking trails to trek on foot or to explore on a bike. Trails range in length from less than a mile to about 3 miles, so if you have experience, you can easily tackle more than a few trails during your visit. If you prefer to enjoy some fishing, the river is stocked so that you can practice different fishing techniques and still have a good chance of catching something. During the winter, sledding and cross-country skiing can also be enjoyed in the park.

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How to Get to
Turtle River State Park

From Grand Forks, travel west on US-2 for about 20 miles. Then, turn right onto Park Ave NE, and follow signs to the parking area. 

Entering Turtle River State Park

Turtle River State Park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until dusk.

Turtle River State Park Entry fee per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $5.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Turtle River State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Turtle River State Park?

The park is open year-round. Visitors enjoy recreational activities like camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, bird-watching, cross-country skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing, depending on the season. There is a warming house for visitors.

What is the climate of Turtle River State Park?

The park is in North Dakota, which has a humid continental climate. There are four distinct seasons with potentially large seasonal temperature changes including hot, humid summers and very cold winters.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Turtle River State Park?

Turtle River State Park has an RV campground with 65 campsites with electricity and water. The campground for RVs is distinctly separated from the tent campsites. There is a dump station close to the RV campground's south loop.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Turtle River State Park and what is the cost?

It is best to have a reservation to secure your campsite at Turtle River State Park, which can be booked 95 days in advance. Make reservations online or by calling 800-807-4723. An RV campsite costs $25 per night.

Are pets allowed at Turtle River State Park?

Pets are welcome in Turtle River State Park but must stay on a leash while in the park. For your convenience, a dog park is located southwest of the visitor center.