Visit our trail-friendly sponsor!
Whether you're an adventurer, antiquer, foodie or historian, Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range has the perfect activity for you.

Buffalo River State Park

The tall-grass prairie within Buffalo River State Park and the adjoining 1300-acre Bluestem Prairie Scientific and Natural Area combine to form one of the largest and best tracts of grassland left in Minnesota. Each spring prairie chickens perform their showy mating dances and can be viewed from special birding blinds. Buffalo River State Park is located 13 miles east of Moorhead in Minnesota’s Clay County.

Read more …

Buffalo River

Buffalo River

Camping at Buffalo River

Swimming at Buffalo River

Save

Read more here:
Trails
The park’s 12 miles of easy footpaths give hikers a chance to see some 250 species of wildflowers and grasses. The Buffalo River bisects the park, and is the center of most activity.
Camping
The 44-site campground can be busy during the summer, so reservations are a good idea. A large primitive group camp is located downriver, close to the park’s entrance.
Winter

No groomed trails exist, but snowshoeing is permitted throughout the park.

Find northwestern Minnesota ski trails

Visit our trail-friendly sponsor!
Experience Minnesota's North Shore fall splendor in beautiful Cook County
Walker, MN is connected to more than 150 miles of paved trails!
Hutchinson MN: Home of the Luce Line State Trail
The Mesabi Trail connects Minnesota's Iron Range with the Boundary Waters
Love the Life in Luverne, Minnesota and take a spin on the Loop Trail around town and into Blue Mounds State Park
Visit our trail-friendly sponsor!
Cannon Falls is a great destination for biking, hiking, skiing, and paddling.

Please join our newsletter mailing list!

It’s your source for sneak previews of the next print issue, new trails to explore, upcoming events and the latest blog posts. We promise to keep it brief, entertaining and relevant and you can unsubscribe anytime. We will not share your info with anyone.

* indicates required