Thursday, September 03, 2020

Buffalo River State Park Sep 3-7th

 Buffalo River State Park  

Sep 3-7th

site #6e

35 electrical sites 

Dump Station is right before you turn into the camp ground

Buffalo River State Park is miles away from the North Dakota boarder.  13 miles away from Moorhead, MN.  

What is special about this park is the Largest and highest qualiy of tall prairie grass in the US.  It is managed by the park and Natural Conservatory and MSU Moorehead.  East side of the park is MSUM Regional Science Center Land.  When class isn't in session you can hike their trail. more than 3 miles of a loop leading into another loop.  Southwest side of the park is the Bluestem Prairie Scientific and Natural Area (SNA),  make sure you spray your bug spray on all parts of your body.  It is about a 2 mile loop.  The trail is mowed grass and full of mosquitoes.  The prairie grass along the trial is tall and later it changes to shorter grass you can see over the prairie.  So many different plants and flowers.  The Muskoda Trail is about a .45 mile loop from the camp ground.  Nice view of the short prairie grass with some interpretive signs along the trail.  The interpretive sign explain the land and the history of the family who owned the land original.  

The swimming pool was closed due to Covid 19.  In 1930s Works Progress Administration built some building which can be seen near the swimming pool areas and bathrooms.  

Buffalo River camp ground has 40 sites and 35 are electrical sites.  This camp ground is small and far away form the road but not from the train.  The sites are not lovel but there are piles of rock near the dump station, so maybe next time it will be.  Each site is spread out from the next site.  The loop with people behind you, well that is close.  The camp ground is the open concept from camp site to camp site.  But because of the spacing it isn't that bad.  The train are very loud after dinner time.    

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Winner Dog - ASCA

Winner Dog

Startpoint Time of the Acorn

ASCA Frostbite Frolic 

January 18th

Friday, October 18, 2019

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Oct 18-19th

Mille Lacs Kathio

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
Oct 18-19, 2019   

site #37E

22 electrical 
35 miles of trails

Trip cut short due to Larry's mom falling and ended up in the ER.

Friday, September 06, 2019

William O'Brain Sep 6-8

William O'Brain Sep 6-8

William O'Brain State Park 
Sep 6-8 

site #70e

Power is prefectly located
Site need two broads
 And more under the back jack

71 electrical
We were in 70e and our friends were in the wide open 72e

12 hiking trails

Friday, August 16, 2019

Myre-Big Island State Park Aug 16-18

Myre-Big Island State Park

Myre-Big Island State Park 
Aug 16-18, 2019

White Fox Campground site #59

32 electrical

16 miles of trails

 Big Island Campground

Friday, July 26, 2019

Sibley State Park July 26-28

Sibley State Park July 26-28

Sibley State Park 
July 26-28

site #123e

53 Lakeview and 34 Oakridge electrical sites
18 miles of hiking trails
dump station in Lakeview campground

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Jay Cooke State Park July 4-7

Jay Cooke State Park July 4-7 

Jay Cooke State Park 
July 4-7  

21 electrical sites

50 miles of hiking trails
dump station in park

See more from 2017 trip

Monday, July 01, 2019

Cascade Rive State Park July 1-3

Cascade Rive State Park July 1-3

Cascade Rive State Park 
July 1-3  

site #34e

20 electrical 

18 miles of trails

Knute got to play in the creek

cool bridge