Turtle River Township, Beltrami County, Minnesota

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Turtle River Township is a township in Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,098 as of the 2000 census.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.9 km²), of which 31.5 square miles (81.5 km²) is land and 4.4 square miles (11.3 km²) (12.19%) is water.

The south quarter of the city of Turtle River is within this township geographically but is a separate entity.

Major highways


  • Big Bass Lake
  • Big Grass Lake
  • Buck Lake
  • Gallager Lake
  • Little Bass Lake
  • Little Gnat Lake (southeast half)
  • Long Lake (vast majority)
  • Moose Lake (south edge)
  • Roadside Lake (west half)
  • Stump Lake (northeast edge)
  • Turtle River Lake (south three-quarters)

Adjacent townships


The township contains Pine Ridge Cemetery.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,098 people, 394 households, and 308 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.9 people per square mile (13.5/km²). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 16.5/sq mi (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.90% White, 3.19% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

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