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Grand Forks, NORTH DAKOTA

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Primitive Site 88

My girls and I had a great day and night at TRSP. Tons of trails for biking and hiking. Some of the biking was too hilly for my 7 year old though. Our campsite was #88 which was a great spot. Nice and secluded along the river. I didn’t bring a cart though so we had to wall back and forth from the parking lot since it isn’t a full drive in site. There weren’t any carts available to bring your stuff to your site. I will know better next time. Very quiet overall but you could hear traffic at night on Hwy 2. There is also perfect trees for hanging your hammock. Will love to come back this winter for snowshoeing for sure and again for camping!

out of the way nice

Had to ask to find but nice little out of the way spot had alittle gravel road to get back to it not bad seemed well token care of  the site manager was very nice. The cost was 10 buck's there were group that seemed to be there for awaile in campers right next to the only out house for this huge spot was very sad not to see any picnic table's for the tent people they did have couple fire pit's . But would of been nice to relax for the short period of time before getting ate by bug's there on the water again  with boat doc  nice big area but more toilet's and tables would of been wonderful

Hikers Paradise!

Such a well maintained park! There are so many trails to explore. Great shelters all over the park as well as rental cabins.

Customer Service!!

Family owned campground and they make you fell like family also. They come around every evening with firewood for sale and inform you of any inclement weather. Water, electric and showers. They do have kyak and tubing with rentals for both. River tubing is fantastic there. Small store on property. Very well kept property. A must camp destination.

Very Nice Campground

This is an in the city campground that is clean and well maintained. Showers are free and seem to last forever on one push of the button. It’s walking distance close to restaurants, a movie theater and other stores/shops. It’s also set along the Greater Grand Forks greenway with miles of paved bike/walking/jogging paths on both sides of the river. Sites are pretty large and open some more shaded than others but it really seems to be used most by larger motor homes, 5th wheels and travel trailers. If you are a tenter you can camp but you are not going to be out in the secluded woods , you will see your fellow campers and their rigs. The campground is quiet for an in city campground and there is some car/road noise but it’s more like white background noise that really did not intrude on our 3 night stay. If you want a nice campground to spend a few day this is a great spot, if you need privacy and seclusion and miles of wide open wilderness pass it by. Oh and for the kids and young at heart there ice cream truck that travels through a couple times a day/evening…

An Oasis in a Wasteland

This campground is gorgeous, and they have plenty of hiking trails all around the park. It is reasonably priced to camp here, and it is never crowded!

Beautiful State Park

Turtle River State park has beautiful mature ash trees for a nice shady camp spot. There are numerous sites with water and electricity with central location shower houses. The camp sites are large, level and secluded.There are lovely wide trails for biking and hiking and a river runs through the park. There are also walk-in sites, cabins and open tenting sites.

Urban Camping

Nice facilities but very little privacy and shade. Very large playground and pool over the hill from campground as well as many smaller playgrounds throughout the park. HC Trail takes you through town and through a cool tunnel.

Fab HC Trail in July!

Park is on the smaller side compared to other state parks but was great with a very nice beach. Scenic prairie trail with tons of wild life to watch like butterflies, frogs, chipmunks, grasshoppers, and caterpillars. Wild Raspberries grow along the trail as well.

Fab HC Trail in July!

Park is on the smaller side compared to other state parks but was great with a very nice beach. Scenic prairie trail with tons of wild life to watch like butterflies, frogs, chipmunks, grasshoppers, and caterpillars. Wild Raspberries grow along the trail as well.

Nice area and historical

This was a really cool park to go to, there’s a couple historical building for those interested in history and mills. Many trails to walk on and there’s a beach area for those who like to swim. Campsites are nicely spread out and everyone is friendly.

Satisfied

clean campground. bathrooms nice and clean. good water pressure and hot. small playground. near highway and many shopping/ restaurants. train near by, but not bothersome.

Great place

Great state campground. friendly staff and super programs for the family by the naturalist. our family loves the place!

Old Crossing Park

I would agree with the previous poster, as a campsite this is no great shake. We we where there during the mudweek in July there was only one orher person there so it was quiet, but there was evidence of weekend campers who didn’t practice “Leave no Trace” camping. We bisited this park for historic reasons, due to the important regional treaty signed here and as it was a crossing point on the historic trade route to old Fort Pembina. There is a nice memorial to the treaty event, and it is a nice stopping point if you are following the route of the Pembina Trail. I wouldnt suggest it as a camping destination it snd of itself, but it is ok for camping as as stopover, or it would be good if you planned a couple day trips paddling on the river. It wiuld also be good as a spot for a group canping event, like a family reunion of scouting event, however I dont think you can reserve ahead of time and summertime likely has a lot of day use picnicers on weekends.

Turtle River

looking to get away from the flat land of North Dakota? This park is where to be. Lots of great trails with some awesome views.

Huot

Camping is free, no reservations required. The unfortunate side effect, sometimes, is camping around irresponsible campers. Avoid major holidays. Besides that one issue the campsite allows tents and RV's, has latrines, and a boat/canoe launch on the Red Lake River. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit and trash barrel nearby. There are some sites with trees for hammockers.

A Park with Quiet Beauty

While this park isn't a take your breath away experience, it is a solid park for hiking and solitude. We went in fall so we didn't get to enjoy but there was a beautiful sand beach to swim at that would be perfect in the summer time.

Picturesque area in northeastern ND along Turtle River

Picturesque area in northeastern ND. Nice and close camping within northeast ND for those that don't want to venture far from Fargo-Grand Forks-Grafton stretch or far off the northern 29 route. TRSP is located 22 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2. Easy to find! Reasonable and affordable nightly rates for both primitive RV and tent sites. Electrical hookups available. Free showers! You'll find the landscape partly wooded, prairie grasses, and the beautiful Turtle River. We utilized the river to cool off in the water & sightseeing. We also brought bikes to utilize on the trails. Kid friendly camping. For those looking for camping close to home in eastern ND and you're not wanting the lake scene, highly recommend TRSP.

Beautiful location

TRSP is a great location for families. Tons of hiking and biking trails. Cross country skiing and sledding in the winter. Beautiful scenery along the Turtle River.

Beautiful location

TRSP is a great location for families. Tons of hiking and biking trails. Cross country skiing and sledding in the winter. Beautiful scenery along the Turtle River.

Well maintained

This place is such a great place to go camping and take the kids. There are showers and bathrooms that are really well kept. As well as a fun little Sandy beach for the kids to play on. There are easy to access boat ramps and docks to go fishing on. This place was well kept and I will definitely be back!

Clean and quiet

Nice area. Quiet but close to park facilities for families.

Classic Maple Lake experience

An affordable way to enjoy Maple Lake near Mentor, Minnesota. The park is located on the West side of Maple Lake. A nice sandy swimming beach is nice for the kids for lakeside playing and swimming. Enjoy Maple Lake by boat as you utilize the boat launch and docks. Shower house. Well maintained grounds area.

Someting for everyone in the family to do!

We had fun there was something for everyone in the family tip do. Hiking, fishing and sight seeing.