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Turtle River State Park
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The Turtle River in Turtle River State Park
Location Grand Forks County, North Dakota, United States
Nearest town Arvilla, North Dakota
Area 775.28 acres (313.74 ha)
Elevation 955 ft (291 m)
Designation North Dakota state park
Established 1934
Administrator North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Website Turtle River State Park

Turtle River State Park is a public recreation area occupying 775 acres (314 ha) on the Turtle River, two miles (3.2 km) north of the community of Arvilla in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. Park activities include camping, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.

History

Following its establishment in 1934, the state park saw development by the Civilian Conservation Corps. 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.

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