Dequeen Lake, NORTH DAKOTA
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Great Fishing

We camped here once, everything was booked online. Once arrived we used the map from the website to navigate the campground and find our spot. Never did see a camp host to check in with, nor did one check in with us the 3 days we were there. Camping was pretty basic, there are RV spots with electric hook ups but not a ton of trees shade your campsite….that is unless you have been there and know which campsites do have some trees and shade! Once we spent some time here we discovered that most are camping here to fish, there is a really good landing and a bait shop on the campground so it is very accommodating for that, and the fishing is excellent on sakakawea. If you are looking for a campground that has extras like playgrounds and other activities for kids this may not be your spot. But if you just need a spot to hook up your camper and you plan on fishing most of the time this campground is excellent!

Clean, lots of amenities

We’ve camped here a handful of times and have always enjoyed it. It’s below garrison dam and has many big trees, so it’s protected from the wind which makes bugs an issue at times so be prepared for that! Loop 1 - 3 are all paved and have very nice level pads for campers and all have fire rings. Loop 4 is primitive and usually always has space even if you arrive without reservations. Loop 1 cannot be reserved and is a first come first serve, vs loops 2-4 can be reserved 6 months in advance. Showers and bathroom facilities are kept up nice and are clean. There are also playgrounds and theaters there for kid/family activities.

Wonderful Park

Great camping facilites. Tent and camper sites. Yurts available and cabins available. Great hiking area, playground, ranger presentations.

Cross Ranch Tipi

Great experience camping in an authentic Tipi. The Tipi has a wood floor and cots, with plenty of room. It kept us and our things dry during a rainstorm. Only downside is the size and shape of it don't allow any warmth to be retained, so be sure to have clothing/sleeping bags appropriate for the nighttime temperatures. There is a short, flat walk from the parking area to the Tipi site. Great views of the Missouri River, straight out from the Tipi "door".

Great park on Lake Sakakawea

While there were very few tent sites available, we had our choice of sites as we were the only tent campers. Bathrooms were great, the trails around the lake were great and the food at the marina was OK. This park is surrounded by beautiful lakes and fields of wheat. Shower was great.

Love the primitive camp area!

Every year I head up to ND and make sure a camping trip to Lake Sakakawea is on the agenda. I always stay in the primitive no hook up section. It is nicely mowed (if you stay more than 3 days in a row there is a good chance they will mow around your site) and they also spray for bugs. Each site has a picnic table as well as a fire pit. There is good off-shore fishing as well as a swim beach with a bathroom. Nearby is a marina and store.

Nice little campground

Needs a few updates ! But overall not bad !

Gorgeous , peaceful little slice of the Dakota’s

This is my favorite campground in North Dakota ! Always clean and neat. The waters are beautiful. National fish hatchery nearby, along with the Garrison dam. Breath taking views from the Elbowwoods loop!

Beautiful views!

The sites are well spaced, some with beautiful views of the lake. Great breezes from the water. There is a marina with a fish cleaning station and a store. Loved this campground!!

Loud, not very nature-y

You will need cash to purchase any firewood or ice. This is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campground. Though nice in the sense of being clean and spotless from trash, it is located right next to a dam and you may be woken at random hours of the night due to the dam's alarm bell. There are both portable and flush toilets, showers are within a short walk of the tent spaces. Very buggy with mosquitos at night due to the several stagnant fishing ponds scattered along the nature trail nearby. A cheap campground for a quick stay on a late-night roadtrip, but not a destination site.

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Quiet, clean shower rooms

Group sites are not real level but manageable. Lake was high so there was no beach. What was left of the water front was taken up by inconsiderate fisherman who couldn’t pull the trailers out of the way.

Quiet, primitive campground with large campsites

Great campground located right on Lake Sakakawea. Nearly every site has easy access to the water. Two boat ramps located at the campground and great shore access for fishing. Campground is primitive with vault toilets. Note that camp host does not accept registrations, all campers need to register through the website.

Clean, we'll maintained, and convenient.

This is a beautiful campground with friendly people. The modern sites are well maintained and showers and bathrooms are clean. There is a lot to do here and within short driving distance. Primitive sites are also very nice but the generator rule (off after 8:00 p.m.) is ridiculous. It is sweltering hot (thank goodness for nice breezes) and people are up playing and having fun until 11:00 p.m. It would be near perfect if generator use was more reasonable.


Absolutley love this campground! (Note this is the primitive section.) Primitive campsites are very spacious and most having sections of shade during the entire day. Clean and well kept primative toilets. Beach is amazing with little bay area that is calm even on windy days for the kayaker or paddleboarder. Boat dock with ample parking. A must stay for the water enthusiasts!

Spacious Sites, Several Hikes, and Gorgeous Lake Views

The campsites are spacious. There are few great hikes that are kid friendly. There is a swimming beach (quite rocky, but large) and there is usually another beach with red rocks (lots have leaf fossils!) that you can get to pending the water level. There is a nice marina if you bring a boat.

Historic on the River

Lots of hiking paths available and major views of the Missouri River. Option to camp in the on site tepee.

Wow was it cold...and snowy

So we decided to do some camping in North Dakota the last week of november into decmeber. It was cold and we got caught in a snow storm. We survived it was ridiculous and hard core if i do say so myself. We did have a fishing tent with a wood stove..Because it was winter there were no amenities. But in the summer it would be a pretty sweet campground. But in the winter there was no one here and we got set up for the cold. I love camping in the winter but this was pushing our luck a little bit


Clean, Quiet Facilities

I've been camping at this campground since I was a kid, and it's always been wonderful. It has something for everyone. A boat marina, a swimming beach, tent-only sites, primitive grounds, water and electrical sites, hiking trails, playgrounds, clean shower facilities and flushing toilets! Not to mention the outstanding views of Lake Sakakawea!

Fort Stevenson State Park, ND

This is a very well kept campground with clean bathrooms and showers, well maintained tent, camper, and RV sites, and excellent mountain biking and hiking trails. It also has lake front camping sites for both tents and campers. There are multiple swimming beaches on property, playgrounds, an ice cream and general store, and boat rentals available. Very enjoyable camping experience.

Off the beaten path

I'm not too sure how many people would find themselves in Beulah (we were there because my father-in-law worked in the area for a bit), so I was surprised the see there was a park for camping. There's not a ton to do, which is one of the reasons for 3 starts, but the park is along the Knife River and the park is small but nice. It does feel like a bit of an oasis in the pretty much vast nothingness. It's not too far from Bismarck so it might be a nice getaway. The town is very small but for some reason there is a golf course right next to the park, so that could be a draw.

Rverside park

This felt like a local park. They do have shelters and electrical camping. I did not camp here but did walk around. I believe you do need a permit to camp here