Camping in North Dakota


North Dakota

About North Dakota Camping

With its many beautiful lakes and miles of open land, if camping in North Dakota isn’t on your summer bucket list, it should be.

Devil’s Lake is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota, and the expansive, picturesque lake boasts some of the best fishing in the state. Here you can find plenty of fun in the likes of boating and golfing. Devil’s Lake has several options for camping in North Dakota, while Grahams Island State Park offers the unique opportunity to camp on an island in the middle of the lake. Located in the northern part of the state, between Minot and Grand Forks, Devil’s Lake is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike.

Another great option for camping in North Dakota is along the banks of Lake Sakakawea, a large man-made reservoir that was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1956. Lake Sakakawea is part of the Missouri River basin that stretches on for nearly 180 miles. Sakakawea is known for its fishing, and is home to an Audubon National Wildlife Refuge center, and an 8-mile long wildlife trail. Sakakawea has multiple campground options, including the highly rated Lake Sakakawea State Park.

If you’re looking to get off the water and participate in a North Dakota summer tradition, Medora is a classic roadtrip stop. Every year from June to September, the town of Medora puts on a professionally produced nightly musical dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt and his time in the Badlands. Even if musicals aren’t your thing, there is still plenty to do in Medora, including golfing, biking, and hiking at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the only national park in the state. Medora campgrounds provide modern RV camping options, and more primitive tent sites all along the Little Missouri River.

Whether you’re just visiting, or looking for adventure in your own backyard, The Dyrt is your number one source for the best camping in North Dakota.

Recent Reviews In North Dakota

593 Reviews of 368 North Dakota Campgrounds

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021

Neat place near a small lake

We stayed one night after a long day of driving, there were a lot of people here but some sites are out away from the others. We stayed in the parking lot by the lake and left early the next morning. Good place to stay passing through

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Sitelot by lake
Month of VisitSeptember
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2021

Convenient stopover

Technically closed for the season but, no one pressing the point.

Month of VisitNovember
Lizzy K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2021

Really pretty and a retreat!

We basically fled to this site from a really scary sketchy spot in eastern Montana. Pulled in at like 2am (not by choice) and found somewhere off the road to sleep. Felt super safe and quiet, happy to have found a beautiful place to wake up to

Month of VisitNovember
Joe S.
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2021

Nice, Small Campground

We stayed here one night in April and it was a nice little place. There is a zoo which is nice for the kids. There is a fire pit and also a grill to use. There is a bathhouse and a shower. It was very easy to back the camper into the spot. There are also cabins available too. There is also a golf…

Month of VisitMay
Ariel R.
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2021

Amazing campground!

We LOVE camping here! The North Hill campground is small, quiet, and perfect proximity to the water. Site 103 has good trees for 1 hammock. Toilet facilities are nice and clean. There is a great playground, and a great dog area! Our only complaint is the mosquitos, which are pretty unavoidable.…

  • North Hill site 103 is the end site, no neighbors on one side :) And has a good hammock spot
  • great campsite! North Hill 103 (close to bathroom too)
Month of VisitAugust
Ariel R.
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2021

Good stay but couldn’t cook!

Overall, we enjoyed this campground. It’s small and well kept. Has a cute little Marina. The toilet facilities were kept in good, clean condition. (Bring your own toilet paper tho, they run out quick). The only thing keeping me from giving 5 stars is our electricity box at our site was completely…

  • Great Sunsets!
Month of VisitOctober
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2021

Rip off!

Off season ccamping... not here.

There was a signboard at entrance booth that might have included camping rates. But it was covered up. I drove around and could not find any employees to ask how much. I camped and did find someone in the morning. She the camping fee (with toilet facility and water…

Month of VisitNovember
Tracy O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2021

The RV park is a truck stop

The sites are on top of each other. No space between sites. Did have full hookups. Didn’t use facilities during covid times. Only stayed as a stop through but was expensive for what we used

Month of VisitNovember
Tracy O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2021

Nestled in the Canyon

Immediate access and walking distance to Theodore Roosevelt NP. Big open sites. Spacious. Camp store available. Had full hookups. Pretty views. We stayed early October so the buildings were closed. But we had full hookups.

Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

We love this state park!

This park is our favorite go-to campground. All sites have electrical and the two dump stations are easy to pull into and use. There are many hiking trails here and they are kept mowed and in great condition.

SiteMost all sites are super. I don’t want to give out my favorite
Month of VisitNovember
Melissa C.
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2021

Family Friendly

Beautiful spacious campground, with green grass and a lot of trees. There is a nice area for the kids to play and a great walking trail for dogs. Definitely would recommend a week night stay.

Month of VisitNovember
Jordan L.
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2021

Nice spot, apart from the train horns!

I was the only person here. I appreciated the pit toilets, covered garbage can, the one streetlight, and the low, low cost of a free campsite.

seemed like a serene spot, but then a train came through, blasting its horn. Probably 10 of them passed through during the night. I typically sleep with…

Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2021

Nice park close to everything in Medora.

We stayed at Red Trail campground in Medora, ND in September 2021. This is a great little park right outside Theodore Roosevelt National park. We stayed on an end site that was large and spacious with FHU. This park is dusty when the wind starts to blow but other than that, we enjoyed our stay…

Month of VisitOctober
jThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2021

Very peaceful off session visit!

Extremely friendly and helpful park employee check in. The park was pleasantly quiet and the bathroom was very clean!

Month of VisitOctober

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