Red River State Park
Red River State Park is a Minnesota State Recreation Area located in the Red River Valley region of northwestern Minnesota
at the edge of downtown East Grand Forks.
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to Get to Red River State Park: From
within the city of East Grand Forks, drive west on 4th Street NE to
Sherlock Park. Turn left on 6th Avenue NW and drive 1 block to 3rd
Street NW. The entrance to the park will be on your right.
1997, the Red River flooded and destroyed several East Grand Forks communities.
Rather than rebuild in the same flood plain, the land and homes were purchased
by a government agency. The 1,200 acres became the present State Recreation
park’s location, adjacent to the city, offers a unique opportunity to
experience outdoor activities and camping while enjoying the shopping, museums,
and other recreation within the city.
River State Park’s Natural Attractions: The habitat in and along the river is home to many species of
fish and wildlife. Lake sturgeon and channel catfish are just two of the fish
that have been caught in the river. River otters play on the riverbanks. The
woods along the river are home to deer, raccoons, squirrels, and other small
mammals. Eagles, hawks, owls, Canadian geese, and many species of songbirds may
also be seen here.
to Do in Red River State Park: Fishing and boating attract many day visitors,
as well as campers. There is good fishing in the river and at the wheelchair
accessible fishing pier. Boat access is available near the campground and there
is canoe access about 10 blocks away.
A picnic shelter within the
park is a great gathering place. You can reserve the shelter by calling the
park. A playground within the park, and others
nearby in the city, offers lots of fun for children. There is also a swimming
pool close by within the city of East Grand Forks. Seven miles of paved hiking and biking trails
along the river pass through the park and connect to trails outside the park. Interpretive
exhibits are located at the trail heads within the park, and a naturalist
program operates during the summer months.
Camping in Red River
State Park: There
are 109 campsites for tents and RVs; 85 sites have electrical hookups. You will
also find 4 walk-in sites and 1 group camp that can accommodate up to 40
people. Picnic tables, showers, and flush and vault toilets are provided. There
are dump stations located at nearby service stations.
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More Attractions in This Region:
Visit Heritage Village in East Grand Forks
to learn about the history of the Red River Valley. Enjoy the Riverside Park swimming pool and waterslide and play Frisbee Golf in RJ Zavoral Park. Visit Towne Square for art and craft festivals and farmers’ markets.
Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Buffalo River State
Park > Itasca State Park > Lake Bemidji State Park
515 2nd Street Northwest
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
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