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Discover Turtle River State Park


Turtle River State Park is located along Highway 2 in the eastern region of North Dakota, close to its border with Minnesota. Just a twenty-minute drive to Interstate Highway 29, Turtle River State Park is an ideal stop off for anyone driving through the towns of Grand Forks or Fargo.

Established in 1934, Turtle River State Park was one of many new green spaces built in North Dakota thanks to President Franklin Roosevelt's ‘New Deal’ program. The Civilian Conservation Corps set to work during this time constructing bridges, roads, and footpaths that would later be enjoyed by the general public as a space for recreation.

In a state that is so dominated by open prairie land, the 784-acres of wooded valley found in Turtle River State Park are a welcomed sight. With plenty of opportunities for recreational activities in the great outdoors, consider an RV rental in Grand Forks County today for your next getaway!

Getting Outdoors

Thanks to its diverse landscape, renting an RV at Turtle River State Park and getting out and about in nature is possible all year round. Hiking is one of the best ways to explore every last nook and cranny of the park. With over ten miles of trails that offer leisurely walks through the forested hills and along the shores of the Turtle River, hikers will be rewarded with large sections of the park all to themselves. Avid walkers renting an RV here can take advantage of the 7-mile trail that loops around the whole park and provides a great insight into North Dakota’s native flora and fauna.

Completely separate from these walking trails are ten single-track mountain biking trails that range in difficulty from easy to intermediate and wind through the dense forest. There are no facilities here to rent a bike, so make sure you bring your own if you wish to enjoy the tracks! Many of the tracks have little elevation and are perfect for novices. However, those looking for a bit more of challenge should tackle the Hollows Trail, a 1.7 mile-long track that begins at the Visitor Center, winds through hillsides and along the river corridor before ending at the Hillside Picnic Area.

When you choose to rent a motorhome at Turtle River State Park during the winter, you will find that the hiking and biking trails transform into a series of well-maintained cross-country skiing trails. With over seven miles of trails to choose from, as well as a warming chalet open every day, there is no better way to spend a cold winters day in North Dakota. Those with children should keep an eye out for the scheduled events that are organized by the park to introduce more children to skiing and snowshoeing!

Camping at Turtle River State Park

Despite being a relatively small state park, camping at Turtle River State Park could not be easier thanks to the 100-site campground. Although there are no full hookup facilities for your RV rental in the park, over 70 of the sites do offer access to power and water. The park provides a modern washroom with flushing toilets and shower facilities.

Reservations can be made up to three months in advances and come highly recommended during peak season. If you are not successful in managing to bag yourself a spot here, set up camp with your rental RV at The Grand Forms Municipal Campground, just a twenty-minute drive away from Turtle River State Park. As well as full hook-up facilities, the park offers modern washroom amenities, a stable WiFi connection, and a coin-operated laundry room.

Exploring the Area

Although Larimore is the closest town to Turtle River State Park and great for stocking up on supplies, it is worth heading into Grand Forks to visit some of the more cultural attractions.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is a must-visit whilst you are in town. Part of the University of North Dakota Campus, the museum houses three exhibition galleries that open their doors to the public for free. Recognized as the official art museum of the state as early as 1981, the museum aims to promote and celebrate the best of regional, national and international artists to the public. Check out the museum’s website for their weekly schedule of exhibitions, educational programs, and live events.

Just around the corner is the Grand Forks County Historical Society, a must-visit for any history buffs camping with an RV nearby. The society had a humble start in 1970 with just one small building housing a handful of artifacts. Nowadays, the successful society has grown to consist of over six museum buildings, including the area’s original log Post Office, the city’s oldest building and the Myra Museum which houses the museums 1000-strong artifacts collection. Tours of the grounds are available from May through to September. During the winter tours are by appointment only, so make sure to call ahead!

Round off your visit to Grand Forks, by taking the whole family to the Splashers of The Sea Water Park. Part of a hotel complex, this wild water park allows public entry for a small fee that includes the use of several waterslides, the nation’s favorite lazy river, a pool, hot tub, and kids water play area. As the largest indoor water park currently in North Dakota, there is enough to keep the whole family entertained on a rainy afternoon!

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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