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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Park River, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Park River and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Park River:
    • 48.393327, -97.745089
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Park River
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Park River ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Crystal [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
    • Crystal [Pembina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Park River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal<2>
  • Edinburg [Walsh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
    • Edinburg [Walsh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Park River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 181 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<2>
  • Fordville [Walsh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordville
    • Fordville [Walsh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Park River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 194 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordville<2>
  • Forest River [Walsh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest River
    • Forest River [Walsh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Park River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 118 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest River<2>
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    • Johnstown [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Grand Forks County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Park River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Kellogg [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellogg
      • Kellogg [Walsh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Park River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellogg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellogg
    • Kerry [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerry
      • Kerry [Walsh County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Park River
    • Mountain [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain
      • Mountain [Pembina County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Park River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain<2>
    • Union [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Cavalier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Park River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

How Far From Park River to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Park River to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Park River and extending to:

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    • Grafton, which is the Seat of Walsh County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Park River to Grafton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 70 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,179 miles [9,944.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,943 miles [11,173.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,889 miles [7,868.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Park River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Park River) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Park River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Park RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3933, Longitude: -97.7451       In this case, the coordinates for Park River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Park River to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 321.542 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.293 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.301 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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