Situated on the Red River just south of Fargo's downtown district, Lindenwood’s location is a huge part of what makes it unique. The park sat outside city limits when it was established in 1912, and the heavily wooded oasis still thrives despite expansion that’s grown up around it during the past century.
The grounds hold 46 campsites ($27 per night with water and electricity); reservations are recommended but not required. Fire pits and picnic tables are provided; although no outside firewood is allowed, campers can purchase it on-site. The information center also carries a small inventory of personal items and concessions. For recreation, bike rentals are available ($10 and up per hour), including basic two-wheelers, tandems and three-wheelers. Recreational trails connect to a larger network, including a bridge to Gooseberry Park in Moorhead, and there are also softball fields, day-use shelters and two playgrounds for the kiddos.
Motorhomes with bathrooms should request camp area B for additional space and river views. Camp area A offers proximity to newer bathrooms with showers. Tenters can camp in the grass along the Red River, but should be prepared to walk a bit to access the more modern restrooms. Registered campers are also welcome to fish in the river provided they have a North Dakota fishing license.