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.
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Modern camping which is for RV’s only have power and water at sites. But the tent sites are very big and restrooms are never far. Showers were spotless smelled great and HOT water. Well staffed and polite and take pride in their work. They have wood and Ice available at the center.
This State Park is in North Dakota near the Canadian border. With a very large body of water that has many amenities from fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. There are bike & canoe/kayak rentals right outside the park and a couple different campgrounds to choose from inside the park, ours was just a few feet from the lake and fishing dock. Depending on which campground you choose you will either have a vault toilet or a more convenient bathroom with toilets & showers! Staff was very nice and accommodating. There was even an Ice cream truck that rolled thru everyday for the kiddos!
Returned here just for a hike not to camp this time, we love it so much! Only saw 1 other group on the trail, did 5 miles out to Mirror pond, enjoyed lunch there and did the 5 miles back. Great activity for a sunny but chilly April Sunday!
My wife and I come here a couple of times every summer. It’s a great place to brings the dogs. There are plenty of trails and the dogs love swimming in the lake.
The bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned every night and the park staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a theater area with educational presentations for the kids. Also, there is an ice cream truck that comes through the campground at night.