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Places to Camp near Dequeen Lake

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Best Camping Sites Near Dequeen Lake, ND (58)

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

    1.

    Lake Sakakawea State Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    18 Photos
    44 Saves
    Dequeen Lake, North Dakota

    Lake Sakakawea State Park is situated near the Garrison Dam, on the southeastern shore of North Dakota’s largest man-made lake. Located just outside of Pick City, the park was established in 1965 under a different name. In 1973 it was expanded and renamed for Sakakawea (also written Sacagawea), the Lemhi Shoshone woman who aided Lewis and Clark on their expedition across the American West. Today, the park is largely known for its water activities, including paddling and windsurfing, as well as some of North Dakota’s premiere walleye, northern pike and Chinook salmon fishing. The year-round campground at Lake Sakakawea State Park is located on the east side of an odd-shaped peninsula ringed with coves and small bays. Four camping areas offers more than 200 tent, RV and group campsites near the lakeshore. The modern tent and RV camp areas have electrical and water hookups, restrooms with flush toilets and showers, playgrounds and an amphitheater; a dump station is located near the park entrance. The primitive tent area has vault toilets. All campsites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings. Dogs are welcome, but must remain leashed. Campsite rates are $17–$30. There is no shortage of activities to occupy your days right within the park. More than 6 miles of hiking and biking trails explore the woods and lakeshore, and are perfect for birdwatching and wildlife sighting. The park also provides access to the 4,600-mile North Country Trail for those looking for a little longer outing. Bike rentals are available. For water time, the park has two boat launches, a fishing dock, fish cleaning station, and a swim beach. Picnic shelters are located around the park, and an onsite convenience store sells fishing tackle, snacks, drinks, and camping gear.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Sakakawea Downstream Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Sakakawea Downstream Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Sakakawea Downstream Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Sakakawea Downstream Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Sakakawea Downstream Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Sakakawea Downstream Campground

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    COE Lake Sakakawea Downstream Campground

    5 Reviews
    11 Photos
    3 Saves
    Stanton, North Dakota

    Overview

    The Downstream Campground is located on the East bank of the Missouri River below the Garrison Dam, which forms Lake Sakakawea. The area offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, sailing, scuba diving, bird watching, and hunting. In the winter time the area offers a cross country ski trails and bow hunting opportunities.____ For more information, please visit the Garrision Dam & Lake Sakakawea website here .__

    Recreation

    The Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea offers excellent boating, fishing, and hunting opportunities. Several state record fish have been caught down below the Garrison Dam on the Missouri River Tailrace and in Lake Sakakawea. Anglers fish for walleye, sauger, northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, white bass, large mouth and small mouth bass. Chinook salmon can be also found in the lake, the only body of water in the state with this species. The best catfishing around is found directly below Garrison Dam on the Missouri River. Younger visitors love the three playgrounds in the campground, while the volleyball courts and horseshoe pits are enjoyed by campers of all ages. There is an amphiteater located in the campground which offers events for families with kids. Saturday nights usually show a outdoor movie and offer games or ranger staff to provide a interpretive program. The nearby trout fishing pond has a fishing pier for easy access along miles of hiking and biking trails leading to the National Fish Hatchery for hours of family filled fun! The Riverdale State Wildlife Management Area is also located directly across the campground and offers great hunting opportunities, its 2,250 wooded acres are open to hunting for deer, pheasants, sharp-tail grouse, cottontail rabbits, and tree squirrels during open seasons.

    Facilities

    The Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea offers excellent boating, fishing, and hunting opportunities. Several state record fish have been caught down below the Garrison Dam on the Missouri River Tailrace and in Lake Sakakawea. Anglers fish for walleye, sauger, northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, white bass, large mouth and small mouth bass. Chinook salmon can be also found in the lake, the only body of water in the state with this species. The best catfishing around is found directly below Garrison Dam on the Missouri River. Younger visitors love the three playgrounds in the campground, while the volleyball courts and horseshoe pits are enjoyed by campers of all ages. There is an amphiteater located in the campground which offers events for families with kids. Saturday nights usually show a outdoor movie and offer games or ranger staff to provide a interpretive program. The nearby trout fishing pond has a fishing pier for easy access along miles of hiking and biking trails leading to the National Fish Hatchery for hours of family filled fun! The Riverdale State Wildlife Management Area is also located directly across the campground and offers great hunting opportunities, its 2,250 wooded acres are open to hunting for deer, pheasants, sharp-tail grouse, cottontail rabbits, and tree squirrels during open seasons.

    Natural Features

    The campground is located in a beautiful nautral cottonwood forest and is situated along the Missouri River with open grassy areas. Walk along the sand dunes along the Missouri River or the miles of walking trails leading to the National Fish Hatchery and trout fishing pond.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (701) 654-7411.

    Nearby Attractions

    Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery is minutes from the campground and is open to the public. A visitor center, complete with five 400-gallon aquariums, provides great opportunities to view the fish of North Dakota in their environment.____ The Garrison Dam Power Plant offers tours during the months of June, July and the first part of August on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 2pm. Lake Sakakawea State Park__ Audubon National Wildlife Refuge

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservation changes and cancellations can be made on Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.____ For more information on rules and policies regarding reservation cancellations and changes, please visit: https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies .____

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Picnic Table

    $26 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Stevenson State Park Campground

    3.

    Fort Stevenson State Park Campground

    5 Reviews
    1 Photo
    35 Saves
    Garrison, North Dakota

    Just 10 minutes south of the town of Garrison, ND, Fort Stevenson State Park is located at the tip of a peninsula on the north shore of Lake Sakakawea. The park takes its name from a military supply depot that operated near here in the late 1800s. Visitors can learn more about the area’s history, as well as the native flora and fauna, at the park’s Guardhouse Interpretive Center. Today, however, Fort Stevenson is more well-known as the “Walleye Capital” of North Dakota, and it the home of the annual Walleye Cup fishing derby. This is in addition to serving as a popular year-round recreation area for local and visiting campers, boaters, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts. The large campground at Fort Stevenson offers more than 180 sites for tent and RV campers. This includes 30 RV sites with full hookups, 39 primitive tent sites, and more than 20 group sites; some sites are ADA accessible. Pull-through RV sites can accommodate large vehicles/trailers. Campground amenities include drinking water, flush restrooms with showers, vault toilets, two playgrounds, an amphitheater and a dump station; all sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings. The park also has three cabins available for rent, as well as a concession stand, and boat, bike and winter gear rentals. Dogs are welcome, but must remain leashed. Some services may not be available during the off season. Campsite rates are $17–$35. With two marinas, several fishing piers, and a swim beach, visitors to Fort Stevenson have plenty of access to fishing and water play on Lake Sakakawea. The Garrison Bay Marina rents boats, canoes, kayaks, and SUPs. You can also purchase bait and tackle, camping gear, snacks and beverages from the park’s concession stand. The park also has 10 miles of hiking and biking trails for exploring the park’s woods, ravines, and native prairie, as well as bird and wildlife watching.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Beulah Bay Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Beulah Bay Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Beulah Bay Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Beulah Bay Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Beulah Bay Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Beulah Bay Rec Area

    4.

    Beulah Bay Rec Area

    3 Reviews
    16 Photos
    17 Saves
    Dequeen Lake, North Dakota

    This recreation area is part of Sakakawea Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $23 - $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek Campground

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    Wolf Creek Campground

    3 Reviews
    20 Photos
    22 Saves
    Garrison, North Dakota

    Overview

    The Wolf Creek Campground is located along the southern shore of beautiful Lake Sakakawea. The recreation area offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, sailing, scuba diving, bird watching, and hunting. In the winter the area offers great ice fishing access opportunites. For more information about Lake Sakakawea, please visit the Garrison Project website here .__

    Recreation

    Lake Sakakawea offers excellent boating, swimming, fishing and hunting opportunities. Several state record fish have been caught in Lake Sakakawea. Anglers fish for walleye, Sauger, northern pike, muskie, small and large mouth bass, bluegill and crappie. Chinook salmon can be also found in the lake, the only body of water in the state with this species and is very popular place to camp as a result. The best catfishing is found directly below Garrison Dam just 6 miles away. Younger visitors love the playground in the campground. While the volleyball courts, horseshoe pits are enjoyed by campers of all ages. There are showers available in our Downstream Campground just 5 miles down the road as well as amphitheater programs in the evenings on Saturdays. The Wolf Creek Wildlife Management Area is located east and west of the campground and offers great hunting opportunities, its full of grass and wooded areas are open to the public for deer, pheasant, sharp-tail grouse, cottontail rabbits, and tree squirrels during open season.

    Facilities

    Lake Sakakawea offers excellent boating, swimming, fishing and hunting opportunities. Several state record fish have been caught in Lake Sakakawea. Anglers fish for walleye, Sauger, northern pike, muskie, small and large mouth bass, bluegill and crappie. Chinook salmon can be also found in the lake, the only body of water in the state with this species and is very popular place to camp as a result. The best catfishing is found directly below Garrison Dam just 6 miles away. Younger visitors love the playground in the campground. While the volleyball courts, horseshoe pits are enjoyed by campers of all ages. There are showers available in our Downstream Campground just 5 miles down the road as well as amphitheater programs in the evenings on Saturdays. The Wolf Creek Wildlife Management Area is located east and west of the campground and offers great hunting opportunities, its full of grass and wooded areas are open to the public for deer, pheasant, sharp-tail grouse, cottontail rabbits, and tree squirrels during open season.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated in a nice open grassy area with lake views from most of the campsites with the sites being right on the water.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (701) 654-7411.

    Nearby Attractions

    Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery is minutes from the campground and is open to the public. It has a visitor center complete with five 400-gallon aquariums, provides great opportunities to view the fish of North Dakota in their environment. The Garrison Dam Power Plant offers walking tours during the months of June, July, and first part of August on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 2pm. The Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is located about 8 miles away on the south shore of Lake Audubon off Hwy. 83. The visitor center offers a variety of guided tours and environmental education programs.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservation changes and cancellations can be made on Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.____ For more information on rules and policies regarding reservation cancellations and changes, please visit: https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies.____

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $14 / night

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      Hazen Bay Rec Area

      2 Reviews
      8 Saves
      Dequeen Lake, North Dakota

      This recreation area is part of Sakakawea Lake

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs
      • Tents
      Camper-submitted photo from Cross Ranch State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Cross Ranch State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Cross Ranch State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Cross Ranch State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Cross Ranch State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Cross Ranch State Park Campground

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      Cross Ranch State Park Campground

      11 Reviews
      34 Photos
      53 Saves
      Hensler, North Dakota

      If you’ve ever wondered what North Dakota may have been like at the time of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition, look no further than this 590-acre park, just an hour’s drive north of Bismark. Cross Ranch State Park is a natural area featuring rolling prairies, cottonwood glens, and marshy river bottoms, situated along some of the last free-flowing, undeveloped shoreline of the Missouri River. Visitors to Cross Ranch have plenty of opportunities to lounge under shady trees and picnic along the river, wander some of the many paths and nature trails, both in the park and the adjacent Cross Ranch Nature Preserve, or take to the river for swimming, fishing, and paddling.

      Cross Ranch State Park offers 65 tent and RV sites in two camp areas. RV sites are either back-in or pull-through, provide electrical hookups, and can accommodate large vehicles/trailers; tent sites are either drive-in or walk-in. The park also offers several group sites, yurts and fully-equipped cabins, as well as a Cheyenne-style tipi. Campground facilities include flush and vault toilets, showers, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and an amphitheater. A dump station is located in the upper camp area, and a boat launch in the lower camp area. Wifi service is available. Dogs are welcome in the park, but must remain leashed. Campsite rates are $17–$25/night; tipi, yurts and cabins are $35–$125/night.

      Visitors to Cross Ranch are invited to explore the area by land and water. More than 16 miles of hiking and biking trails, both in the park and the adjacent preserve, are available for exploring the area’s woods, prairies, and riverbanks, as well as observing the local birds and wildlife. You can pick up a trail map at the park’s visitor center and head out on self-guided nature walks ranging from 2 to 5.5 miles. Some trails are also open for winter snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. For a different perspective, go for a float on the Missouri River. Rent a canoe or kayak (or bring your own) and paddle around the park area, or take a shuttle (fee required) to the town of Washburn, then float 9 miles down the river, back to the park.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Sportsman's Centennial Park

      8.

      Sportsman's Centennial Park

      2 Reviews
      1 Photo
      4 Saves
      Garrison, North Dakota

      This recreation area is part of Sakakawea Lake

      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Market
      Camper-submitted photo from East Totten Trail Campground (ND)
      Camper-submitted photo from East Totten Trail Campground (ND)
      Camper-submitted photo from East Totten Trail Campground (ND)
      Camper-submitted photo from East Totten Trail Campground (ND)
      Camper-submitted photo from East Totten Trail Campground (ND)
      Camper-submitted photo from East Totten Trail Campground (ND)

      9.

      East Totten Trail Campground (ND)

      2 Reviews
      8 Photos
      9 Saves
      Garrison, North Dakota

      Overview

      East Totten Trail Campground is located on the west banks of Lake Audubon. This is the only campground on the entire lake! This campground and day use area offers a wide variety of recreation activities, including boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. In the winter time the area offers excellent access for ice fishing and other outdoor recreational opportunites. For more information, please visit the Lake Sakakawea / Garrison Project website here.__

      Recreation

      Lake Audubon offers excellent boating, swimming, and fishing opportunities. Anglers fish for walleye, sauger, northern pike, muskie, white bass, small and large mouth bass, bluegill, crappie. Chinook salmon can be found in the neighboring lake of Lake Sakakawea only a stone's throw away across the hwy from Lake Audubon. The area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. The campground is next to the Audubon Wildlife Management Area and offers hunting opportunities. Audubon Lake, a sister lake to Lake Sakakawea, was also formed with the construction of the Garrison Dam near Riverdale, N.D. The two lakes are separated by an embankment, which carries US Highway 83. Audubon Lake makes up most of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Audubon National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge and Audubon National Wildlife Complex are named in honor of John James Audubon, a naturalist and wildlife painter during the 19th century. Audubon spent the summer of 1843 collecting bird specimens and painting pictures of northern plains wildlife in the area.

      Facilities

      Lake Audubon offers excellent boating, swimming, and fishing opportunities. Anglers fish for walleye, sauger, northern pike, muskie, white bass, small and large mouth bass, bluegill, crappie. Chinook salmon can be found in the neighboring lake of Lake Sakakawea only a stone's throw away across the hwy from Lake Audubon. The area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. The campground is next to the Audubon Wildlife Management Area and offers hunting opportunities. Audubon Lake, a sister lake to Lake Sakakawea, was also formed with the construction of the Garrison Dam near Riverdale, N.D. The two lakes are separated by an embankment, which carries US Highway 83. Audubon Lake makes up most of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Audubon National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge and Audubon National Wildlife Complex are named in honor of John James Audubon, a naturalist and wildlife painter during the 19th century. Audubon spent the summer of 1843 collecting bird specimens and painting pictures of northern plains wildlife in the area.

      Natural Features

      The campground is situated in a nice grassy area with some trees with the beautiful lake view from almost every campsite.__

      Nearby Attractions

      The Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is located just 3 miles away on the south shore of Lake Audubon off Hwy. 83 The visitor center offers a variety of guided tours and environmental education programs. The Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery is just a few minutes from the Campground near Riverdale, ND and is open to the public. It has a Visitor Center, complete with five 400-gallon aquariums, provides great opportunities to view the fish of North Dakota in their environment. The Garrison Dam Power Plant does offer walking tours during the months of June, July, and the first part of August on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 2pm.

      contact_info

      For facility specific information, please call (701) 654-7411.

      Charges & Cancellations

      Reservation changes and cancellations can be made on Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.____ For more information on rules and policies regarding reservation cancellations and changes, please visit: https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies.______

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

      $22 - $26 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Park - Beulah
      Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Park - Beulah

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      Riverside Park - Beulah

      3 Reviews
      2 Photos
      1 Save
      Beulah, North Dakota
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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