Buffalo River State Park

4 08 2014
Buffalo River SP, MN

Buffalo River SP, MN Site #28E

After leaving Duluth this morning, we’ve traveled to the far western side of Minnesota, only about 15 miles from the North Dakota state line.  We’re parked at Buffalo River State Park, a small campground along the wandering Buffalo River.  There are 34 electric only sites organized around a large loop with plenty of trees and room between sites.  Most of these are reserveable online, about 8 are first-come first-serve sites.  The high number sites (from 18-34) back up to a thick forest for maximum privacy.  There are another 10 non-electric sites on a smaller loop.  The park provides two threaded water faucets at the dump station.  There are other water faucets scattered throughout the park, but they are not threaded for RV connection.  There are also showers and restroom facilities between the two loop.  The kids seem to love the swimming hole that is just a short trail walk from the campsites and features a sandy beach, more restrooms and lifeguards.

We can receive most of the network TV channels from Fargo, but don’t have much cellular service.  With the booster, the Verizon broadband signal was adequate, but T-Mobile phone service was spotty at best. This is a nice quiet campground, except for the occasional train that operates across a bridge near the entrance gate.  In addition to the $28 camping fee, and the $8.50 online reservation fee, there is a $5/vehicle park entrance fee making this a bit pricey for an electric-only site.




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