Turtle River State Park Gets 800 Rainbow Trout

I just got an email from Steve Crandall, manager of Turtle River State Park, saying the North Dakota Game and Fish Department this afternoon stocked about 800 rainbow trout into the Turtle River at the park.

Rainbow trout provide fishing opportunities every spring at Turtle River State Park. (Brad Dokken photo)

For those of you who’ve never been there, put it on your list. Turtle River State Park is about 20 miles west of Grand Forks off U.S. Highway 2 near Arvilla, N.D.

Crandall said all roadways in the park are now open to provide better access to the river. While the park is technically open year-round, day-use areas close at dark, and camping this time of year is limited to primitive until water and electrical services can be provided.

Check the Park’s Facebook page here frequently for updates as more services become available.

The park’s “full-service” season starts May 16, Crandall said, at which time all campsites, use areas and facilities will be available for the season. Until then, Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Vehicles entering the park after hours can utilize the self-registration system in the Visitor Center vestibule, which is available 24/7.