Turtle River State Park, Arvilla

4.5
#7 of 12 in Nature in North Dakota
Turtle River State Park is located in Arvilla. To visit Turtle River State Park on your holiday in Arvilla, and find out what else Arvilla has to offer, use our Arvilla vacation generator.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is a great place to enjoy the river, the forest, and the prairie. The trails and picnic areas are beautifully groomed, the campsites are very nice, and the staff is very friendly.  more »
  • April 10, 2017
    I came here on a day off from working in the area. It was only about a 20 to 30 minute drive from East Grand Forks, MN. The entry fee was $5, so I thought why not? The only down side was the restrooms...  more »
  • September 26, 2016
    We stayed at this state park while on a long road trip east from Washington State -- what a nice campground! Approaching the area along US Highway 2, there are open fields and plains for a great dista...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    It was a beautiful verdant spot, full of birds and wildlife. Picnic table and firering! So much cooler than town! So close and easy to get to!
  • April 21, 2017
    Scenic little park tucked away just a short drive from town. Lots of wildlife to view and trails to hike. Great spot for a nice quick little trip
  • June 5, 2017
    Great place to take a walk. There are lots of good trails that are easy to navigate, with some cool viewpoints.
  • May 30, 2017
    Beautiful walking and biking trails. Lots of picnic spots and great fishing!
  • May 17, 2017
    I was accosted by a barking growling aggressive dog on Wednesday May 17 early in the morning. I was walking on the trail that leads from the cc bathhouse along the river. There were employee cabins to my left and the river to my right. All of a sudden I was accosted by a barking and growling sound from a dog who sounded like he/she meant business so I stopped in my tracks. I couldn't see the dog at first and didn't really know what to do. At first I thought it could be a dog in a fenced in area. Further aggressive behavior continued. I then saw the dog. It looked like an Akita. It didn't appear that the dog was fenced in or on a tether. All I could do at the time was stop and stay still in one spot. I am a handicapped senior and could put up little or no defense. I waited to see if the owner was around to take charge of the dog. It took awhile and a woman appeared from the rear of a cabin and called the dog. The dog did not want to come when called. She finally put the dog inside. When I first saw the woman, I asked if the dog was tethered. She said nothing, as the dog was not indeed tethered. I told her I was not happy with the situation. She said, "Oh, it's no big deal." I told her I thought it was a "big deal." I was out taking morning pictures. I took a picture of her with her dog at the cabin stoop. She slammed the cabin door and stayed inside the cabin. I have a picture of the car parked by the cabin she was in. It would seem to me that a park employee should not be breaking park rules and miffing park visitors.

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