Buffalo River State Park

565 155th Street South
Glyndon, MN 56547



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.

Park Highlights:
Swimming Beach
Great Picnicking
Native Prairie Landscape


Drive-in Sites 44 Sites
Must be able to back into these sites.

Electric Sites 35 Electric Sites
Sites offer 50, 30 and 20-amp service. One site is wheelchair accessible.

RV Length Limit 60 Feet
Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.

Wheelchair Accessible Sites 2 sites
Although there are only 2 wheelchair accessible sites, all campsites in this park are on flat terrain.

Group Camp 1 Site - Accommodates up to 50 people
Tents and pop-up campers are permitted. Vault toilets and water available. Site generally closes for the season in late October.



Self Guided 1.0 Miles

Hiking 12 Miles
On flat terrain. Trails wind through riverine forest and prairies.


Cross Country Skiing No groomed ski trails

Snowshoe Anywhere in Park

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area In the park next to the River

Picnic Shelter Enclosed Shelter
Can be reserved by calling the park. Shelter has electricity. Wheelchair accessible.

Golf Course Within 10 Miles
Two courses, one next to park.

Other Swimming Pond
Please contact the park office to find out when the pond will be open.


Warming House Next to Picnic Shelter.
Open only during candlelight events.


Water Source Buffalo River.

Fishing In the park at the river.

Swimming Beach Within the park
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 - please check with park for times.

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