Places to Camp near Bottineau, ND

Bottineau is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Bottineau, ND (20)

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Metigoshe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Metigoshe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Metigoshe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Metigoshe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Metigoshe State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Metigoshe State Park Campground

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    Lake Metigoshe State Park Campground

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    Bottineau, North Dakota

    Located about 26 miles northwest of Dunseith, and sharing a border with Canada, Lake Metigoshe is North Dakota’s largest state park. Encompassing an area of more than 1,500 acres in the Turtle Mountains, the park was established in 1938 as a year-round retreat. Prior to settlers arriving in the area, this forest and lake country was home to indigenous Blackfoot, Hidatsa and Assiniboine peoples. The name Metigoshe is derived from a native phrase translated “clearwater lake of scrub-oaks.” While the park contains numerous lakes, which can be explored by foot or paddle, most of the facilities and activities can be enjoyed on or near the shores of Lake Metigoshe. Summer activities include fishing, boating, paddling, swimming and hiking; winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding.

    Lake Metigoshe State Park offers numerous tent and RV camping areas, including the Washegum and Maid O’ Moonshine campgrounds, as well as several primitive camping areas. The wooded campgrounds feature more than 80 pull-through and back-in sites with electricity and water hookups. Some of these sites are ADA accessible. These campgrounds provide water, flush toilets, and showers; a dump station is located between the two sites. The primitive tent areas are dispersed near the shore of Lake Metigoshe, and feature 40 drive-in and walk-in sites. These areas provide vault toilets only. The park also offers three group campsites, two group dorms, and several cabins. Other amenities in the park include an Outdoor Learning Center, kids’ playgrounds, amphitheater, dog park, and picnic shelters. Campsites are $17–25/night; group sites are $25/night; cabins and dorms range from $60–$125/night.

    There are plenty of things to see and do during a camping vacation at Lake Metigoshe. Summer months offer plenty of water activities: catch some rays or take a dip at the park’s swim beach, fish for bass, crappie, walleye and perch, or rent a kayak or canoe and go for a paddle. Try the park’s 2-mile water trail that links four lakes togethers (some portages required). For exploring the woods and wetlands by foot, there are 15 miles of multi-use trails available for hikers and mountain bikers. Pick up an interpretive brochure to learn about the park’s flora and fauna on the 3-mile Old Oak Trail, or head out on any of the other paths to look for moose, deer, pine martens and grouse. Many of these trails are open in winter months for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. There is also a 3.7-mile snowmobile trail. Trail maps are available at the park’s visitor center.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from International Peace Garden
    Camper-submitted photo from International Peace Garden
    Camper-submitted photo from International Peace Garden
    Camper-submitted photo from International Peace Garden
    Camper-submitted photo from International Peace Garden
    Camper-submitted photo from International Peace Garden

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    International Peace Garden

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    International Peace Garden, North Dakota

    Camping

    Nestled in the Turtle Mountains on the border of US and Canada, the International Peace Garden campsites are surrounded by woodlands, prairie, lakes, formal gardens, and newly expanded Conservatory.

    Campsites are tailored to your preference, offering Pull-Thru, ELEC/WATER, and ELEC ONLY options. With a total of 30 sites, including 13 with full hook-ups and 16 with electricity only, you’ll find the perfect spot to reconnect with the great outdoors.

    Amenities abound to enhance your camping experience, including a convenient dump station, fire pits, and available firewood for those cozy evenings under the stars. Bring your furry friends along as pets are welcome, and enjoy modern comforts with showers and toilets. Whether you prefer tenting or RV camping, we have dedicated areas for both, including a group camping space.

    Our on-site services elevate your stay with a picturesque picnic area, dining options, and a store for any essentials you may need. Explore the peaceful waters with watercraft rentals available, adding a touch of adventure to your retreat.

    Engage in recreational activities surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, from biking and hiking trails to fishing in nearby waters. Families will appreciate the Children’s Nature Play Area, creating lasting memories for all.

    Book your spot now and discover the harmonious balance between relaxation and adventure.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Strawberry Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Strawberry Lake
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      Pelican Sandy Recreation Area

      1 Review
      International Peace Garden, North Dakota

      The Pelican Sandy recreation area offers primitive camping, day use, public boat ramp, toilets, and picnic shelters.There is no reserving of campsites and all are on a first come basis.

      • Pets
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Picnic Table
      • Drinking Water
      • Toilets
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          Pierce County Fair Grounds

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          Towner, North Dakota

          Primitive camping at the fairground. Call for information and details.

          • Pets
          • Electric Hookups
          • Phone Service
          • RVs
          • Tents
          • Trash

          $15 / night

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            Camper-submitted photo from Granville City Park
            Camper-submitted photo from Granville City Park

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            Granville City Park

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            Minot, North Dakota
            • Electric Hookups
            • RVs
            • Tents
            • Trash
            • Picnic Table
            • Toilets
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          Frequently Asked Questions

          What camping is available near Bottineau, ND?

          According to TheDyrt.com, Bottineau, ND offers a wide range of camping options, with 20 campgrounds and RV parks near Bottineau, ND and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

          Which is the most popular campground near Bottineau, ND?

          According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Bottineau, ND is Lake Metigoshe State Park Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 21 reviews.

          Where can I find free dispersed camping near Bottineau, ND?

          According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near Bottineau, ND.

          What parks are near Bottineau, ND?

          According to TheDyrt.com, there are 3 parks near Bottineau, ND that allow camping, notably International Peace Garden and Dequeen Lake.