Turtle River State Park Information

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Turtle River State Park
Turtle River ND.jpg
The Turtle River in Turtle River State Park
Map showing the location of Turtle River State Park
Map showing the location of Turtle River State Park
Location in North Dakota
Location Arvilla, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
Coordinates 47°56′15″N 97°30′17″W / 47.93750°N 97.50472°W / 47.93750; -97.50472
TURTLE RIVER STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

47°56′15″N 97°30′17″W / 47.93750°N 97.50472°W / 47.93750; -97.50472
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Area784 acres (317 ha)
Elevation955 ft (291 m) [1]
Established1934
Governing bodyNorth Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Website Turtle River State Park

Turtle River State Park is a public recreation area occupying 784 acres (317 ha) along the Turtle River north of the community of Arvilla in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. Park activities include camping, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. [2] The park also features an outdoor learning center. [3]

History

After being established in the 1934, the state park saw development as a Civilian Conservation Corps project. CCC projects included building bridges, roads, and footpaths as well as various stone and log buildings including a bathhouse that was later transformed into the CCC Memorial Picnic Shelter, which is still in use. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Turtle River State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Turtle River State Park". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Outdoor Learning Centers" (PDF). North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. October 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Turtle River State Park: History". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved December 13, 2017.

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