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Top Tent Camping near Dunn Center, ND

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Dunn Center, ND (36)

    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Campground — Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Campground — Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Campground — Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Campground — Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Campground — Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Juniper Campground — Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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    Juniper Campground — Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    27 Reviews
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    Grassy Butte, North Dakota

    Overview

    For groups visiting the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Juniper Campground Group Site is a great place to stay. Located four miles (6.4 km) from the entrance to the North Unit of the park, the Group Site is open from May through October.

    Recreation

    Hikers can access the Achenbach Trail and Little Mo Trail directly from the facility. The Achenbach Trail (17.7 miles/28.5 km), climbs from river bottomland up through the Achenbach Hills, drops to the river again, climbs to Oxbow Overlook along the way of a spur trail, and returns north of the river to the campground. Ask about the conditions of the river crossing before hiking. The Little Mo Trail (1.1 miles/1.8 km) is a self-guiding nature trail that begins at Juniper Campground and goes through river woodlands and badlands. Visit the Hiking and Trail Information page on the park website.

    Facilities

    Toilets, drinking water and picnic tables are provided at this facility. The site can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. The group site can accommodate between seven and 60 people with a maximum of 20 passenger vehicles. There are no hookups; a dump station is available for campers. All wheeled vehicles and trailers must remain on roadways or pads.

    Natural Features

    The Little Missouri River is the central, unifying feature of this wild and broken land where, as a young man, Theodore Roosevelt ranched and hunted in the 1880s. The park is part of both the Northern Great Plains and the West, blending a rich natural beauty with diverse human history. The rugged topography, with its flora and fauna, also provides an opportunity to discover the badlands environment as Roosevelt once did. It is a place to experience a land and way of life that helped shape Theodore Roosevelt's attitudes and philosophy regarding conservation. Cottonwood trees surrounding the campsite turn golden in the fall. Although the campground is moderately forested, most of the campsites are in partial to full sun but visitors can cool off in the cold river when temperatures peak during summer.

    Nearby Attractions

    The town of Watford City has shopping, restaurants, amenities and a theater is located approximately 15 miles (24 km) to the north. The Little Missouri National Grassland is the largest National Grassland in the nation at 1.03 million acres (416,826 ha). It is located in western North Dakota and is managed by the Medora Ranger District in Dickinson, ND and the McKenzie Ranger District in Watford City, ND. The National Grassland provides additional recreation opportunities in the area.

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    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground

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    Little Missouri State Park Campground

    7 Reviews
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    23 Saves
    Killdeer, North Dakota

    Little Missouri State Park is situated along the Little Missouri River, just a short distance west of where it empties into Lake Sakakawea. The park can be accessed by way of Killdeer, 20 miles to the south, or New Town, 45 miles to the northeast. This 4,600-acre park consisting of rugged Badland terrain and river wetlands was established in 1971, however has been increasingly encroached upon by oil drilling operations since 2011. Despite this, there’s still plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the scenery on more than 45 miles of hiking and riding trails throughout the park.

    The park offers 35 drive-in campsites, including primitive tent sites, modern RV sites with electricity, and large group shelter sites. Most sites are in open, grassy areas and are equipped with picnic tables and fire pits. The campground features vault toilets, a shower house, picnic shelters, and a dump station. As a popular equestrian park, there are horse corral, a round pen, and hay is available for purchase. Dogs are permitted in the park, but must remain leashed. Camping is available from May through October. Individual sites are $12–$15/night; group sites are $60–$100/night; reservations accepted.

    From the campground at Little Missouri State Park, hikers and horseback riders have access to more than 45 miles of trails for exploring the nearby badlands on the adjacent public and private lands. Visitors can download a trail map from the park’s website, or obtain one at the park. Trails are color-coded to show their ratings, from easy to difficult, and interconnected segments allow for short or long hikes and rides. Equestrians are required to remain on designated horse trails, and riders need to obtain horse passes at the park. Visitors should inquire about trail conditions before heading into the badlands area.

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    Camper-submitted photo from CCC Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from CCC Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from CCC Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from CCC Campground

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    CCC Campground

    14 Reviews
    71 Photos
    69 Saves
    Grassy Butte, North Dakota

    This newly remodeled campground is a favorite among Maah Daah Hey Trail users.

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    Camper-submitted photo from North Park Campground
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    North Park Campground

    7 Reviews
    9 Photos
    21 Saves
    Dickinson, North Dakota
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    Camper-submitted photo from Killdeer City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Killdeer City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Killdeer City Park

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    Killdeer City Park

    1 Review
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    1 Save
    Killdeer, North Dakota
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    Camper-submitted photo from Magpie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Magpie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Magpie Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Magpie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Magpie Campground

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    Magpie Campground

    8 Reviews
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    83 Saves
    Grassy Butte, North Dakota

    Turn west on Road #712 at the Magpie Camp sign, located 1.5 miles north of Fairfield on Highway 85; travel 15.5 miles on gravel road #712. The campground is located ¼ mile northeast off road # 712. A day use parking lot right adjacent to the MDH trail is located ½ mile south of the campground. This fenced camp features 11 camp spurs. A handicap accessible vault toilet and a potable water well are available during the summer months. A convenient meeting area for those traveling to Devil's Pass or the Ice Caves. A great shaded area in the summer!

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    $6 / night

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      McKenzie Bay Rec Area

      1 Review
      Dunn Center, North Dakota

      This recreation area is part of Sakakawea Lake

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      Camper-submitted photo from Grassy Butte Community Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Grassy Butte Community Park
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      Camper-submitted photo from Indian Hills State Rec Area and Resort
      Camper-submitted photo from Patterson Lake Rec Area
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      Camper-submitted photo from Patterson Lake Rec Area
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      Patterson Lake Rec Area

      4 Reviews
      8 Photos
      11 Saves
      Dickinson, North Dakota
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