Turtle River State Park

State Park

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3084 Park Ave.
Arvilla, ND 58214
701-594-4445
Reservations: 800-807-4723
Official Website

GPS: 47.9354, -97.4836

Last Price Paid: $25
Number of Sites: 125
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 974 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
AT&T 3G
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JLFotomeister
Conneaut Lake, PA
25 Sprinter Winnebago 24 G
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 70
“Former CCC Camp with Nice Hiking/Biking Trails”

Reviewed Oct 07, 2017

Overall Rating

We called ahead on short notice the Thursday night before Labor Day Weekend and was able to get a campsite at Turtle River State Park. It's a big wildlife and recreation area with over 70 campsites with water and electric and many more tent sites.
A former CCC Camp, the impressive remains of a hearth and chimney from the CCC Camp Lodge can be seen near the trailhead.
The rangers at the office check in were very friendly and helpful and ice and firewood are available. The paved roads in the park were nice for biking and we rode the Prairie Loop Trail, which was fun but a bit of a challenge on our road bikes, probably more suitable for mountain bikers.
Our site was adjacent to the modern bathrooms/showers, which were spotless.
Sites are wooded, mostly level with the nice picnic table and fire pit.
There were few other campers ahead of the Labor Day weekend so it was very quiet. The rangers said they were completely booked for the weekend.
We didn't see much wildlife.
Would stay here again.

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Location
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2bars
AT&T 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


93 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 41

Emie would stay here again

“Very pretty and well cared for state park”

Reviewed Jul 31, 2016

Overall Rating

Despite a couple of negatives, we really did like this campground. The price is decent although you have to purchase a separate daily or yearly pass for the car. It is a pretty park with lots of trees. And quite a few of them could use a good trim. There are low hanging branches and tight corners. We found that taking the second entrance into the campground is a shorter distance and hence you avoid some of the trees. The first entrance involves much dodging. The loops are narrow and tight and bi-directional. It was pretty vacant when we were there so we didn't have an issue playing chicken with other RVs. The sites are placed vertically with the entrance/exit leading right into the next site. The sites are gravel/dirt and pretty darn level. There are not many sites suitable for very large RVs. Oddly, you can hear some traffic noise but it's not bad. Due to trees, we could not get satellite. Verizon was 4g with 2 bars. The camphost was very informative and warned of bad weather and spraying for mosquitoes (which can be quite vicious at times!). The bathrooms are utilitarian but functional and very clean. The park itself is well cared for and beautiful. There are lots of picnic areas and playgrounds. Biking is available on the road as well as off road on some fun trails that are maintained. We also got to see a mink! We camped here in a 45 foot motorhome and would stay here again.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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