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Friends of Turtle River


Friends of Turtle River's main fund raiser is the sponsorship of the park's Turtle Fest event, an annual event held the Saturday prior to Father's Day. Turtle Fest is a popular event for children of all ages which hosts several entertaining programs and activities including;

Arts and crafts
  • a fishing derby
  • minnow races
  • craft activities
  • bouncy house
  • camper displays
  • bike tours and displays
  • and much more!


Meetings are set as needed to plan or participate in events and activities in the park. If you are interested in joining the Friends of Turtle River group contact the park for more information.

Turtle River State Park
3084 Park Ave.
Arvilla, ND 58214