Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Magpie Campground

This campground has plenty of shaded areas during the heat of summer. A perfect assembly point for folks who plan to travel to Devil’s Pass for the amazing view. The Ice Caves are just a short hike away from this campground as well!


A Maah Daah Hey trailhead is located at this campground.

USDA Forest Service
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
Trash Available
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RVs and Trailers
No 30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Vehicle Length Unknown
Magpie Campground is located in North Dakota
47.3086 N
-103.4736 W
Get Directions
Travel 1.5 miles north of Fairfield on Highway 85. Turn west on Road 712  (Magpie Camp sign),  Travel 15.5 miles on gravel Road 712. The campground is located ¼ mile northeast off Road 712.
3 Reviews of Magpie Campground
Scenic and Quiet

We camped here for two nights, the first night was tricky for us to gage exactly where to camp because it we arrived at 3am. We ended up sleeping just outside of the site (haha so close!), but we found it in the morning! A lot of people hike/bike in from the Maah Daah Hey Trial what we initially thought you had to do. The sign for hiking/biking in to this site is outside of a gated area, but the actual camping is INSIDE this gated area! (Go figure 😂) We found out the next day you can actually drive into these sights as well! The GPS sent us to a dead end, but if you go a bit further down the road, there will be a sign indicating Magpie CG. We camped here in the middle of the week and we saw only three other camping groups during our two days here. There is a we’ll to pump your own water from and a super clean, enclosed pit toilet. The sights have a picnic table and a metal fire ring with a grill attached. The stars were beautiful and the camp was so quite. There were a lot of flies but there where hardly any mosquitos or other biting bugs. Would recommend to for anyone to visit and would definitely go back. Such a beautiful area!

Worth the drive for the peace

The campsite is a good 25 min off the highway on a dirt road so don't plan to go back-forth a lot. But it's worth it for the peace and surrounding beauty. That's what you came for right? 

We stayed Sat-Mon in late June and it wasn't crowded at all. I think the most we saw were two other camp sites filled. Even if it was at capacity, you wouldn't hear or see much of others. The sites are spaced apart and surrounded by trees. 

The water pump is a blessing since it was in the 90s when we visited. You really have to work the old fashioned pump but the crisp water is worth it. The pit bathroom is cleaned and was stocked with toilet paper. 

We wandered around the hiking area (Magpie Trail starts nearby) which follows a small creek.

First to Review
Great scenic campsite, wonderful tree filled area where there typically aren’t many, or any really.

A little difficult to access if you’ve never been but worth it. Direct access to 100+ miles of the Maah Daah Hey trail!

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