Buffalo State River Park offers its visitors the best of all worlds: wildlife, history, geology and mesmerizing landscapes. A prairie lover's dream, here you will find trails that wind through Minnesota's largest remnant prairies. Bobolinks, marbled godwits, upland sandpipers and prairie chickens bring the place to life.
Red foxes, badgers, coyotes and the white-tailed deer are also a part of the wildlife. Eager observers might even catch a glimpse of the rare fritillary butterflies, plains pocket mice or grasshopper mice. Buffalo State River Park takes pride in preserving more than 250 species of wildflowers, some of them extremely rare.
On-site activities include swimming, hiking in the summer and cross-country ski trails in the winter. The park is open for visitors and their furry friends all year round. Parking fees vary from $7 for a daily permit, $35 for an annual grant, $12 for the handicapped parking permit and $26 for a second vehicle.
There are 44 available campsites, from which four of them are available in the winter as well. Recreational vehicles and trailers are also welcome at Buffalo State River Park. For your comfort and convenience, all campsites feature flush toilets and hot showers.
You can take your dog with you throughout the park and in the campsites for no additional fee. However, you can't leave your pet unattended. You will have to keep your dog on a leash during your stay at Buffalo State River Park. Waste bags are not available on site, so make sure you have at least one in your backpack. Look for special places where you can dump the waste bags after using them.
This park not only enjoys a unique location but is also offers you a wide range of amenities and features. It's a fun and beautiful place for both pets and their owners to relax and create some memories. Buffalo State River Park should definitely be on your bucket list!