Places to Camp near John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake

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Best Camping Sites Near John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake, ND (53)

    Camper-submitted photo from Eggerts Landing
    Camper-submitted photo from Eggerts Landing
    Camper-submitted photo from Eggerts Landing
    Camper-submitted photo from Eggerts Landing
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    1.

    Eggerts Landing

    8 Reviews
    55 Photos
    32 Saves
    Valley City, North Dakota

    Overview

    The Eggerts Landing Campground is located on Lake Ashtabula in eastern North Dakota. With thick forests, secluded sites and lake access, it is the most popular campground in the area. Lake Ashtabula was created by the construction of the Baldhill Dam on the Sheyenne River in 1944, and is situated in one of the most scenic river valleys in the region, offering visitors a wide range of recreation opportunities year-round. Summer activities include fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, while Ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular during winter months.

    Recreation

    There is no shortage of recreation opportunities and outdoor fun in and around the lake. Visitors can swim, picnic and hike within the campground. A fishing pier is a short walk away. The name "Ashtabula" is a Native American word meaning "Fish River," which suits the lake's fish population; popular species include walleye, northern pike, white bass, yellow perch and black bullhead. With seven boat ramps, three accessible fishing piers and four automated fish cleaning stations, the lake is very convenient for anglers. Nearly 3,000 acres of land around the lake is managed as wildlife habitat by the Corps of Engineers and open to the public for wildlife viewing, birding, hiking and hunting. Hunters and anglers should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for seasons, restrictions and licenses; fishing licenses and bait may be purchased from concessionaires around the lake. Campers can also reach the 63-mile Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway and access nearly 35 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail within a short drive.

    Facilities

    There is no shortage of recreation opportunities and outdoor fun in and around the lake. Visitors can swim, picnic and hike within the campground. A fishing pier is a short walk away. The name "Ashtabula" is a Native American word meaning "Fish River," which suits the lake's fish population; popular species include walleye, northern pike, white bass, yellow perch and black bullhead. With seven boat ramps, three accessible fishing piers and four automated fish cleaning stations, the lake is very convenient for anglers. Nearly 3,000 acres of land around the lake is managed as wildlife habitat by the Corps of Engineers and open to the public for wildlife viewing, birding, hiking and hunting. Hunters and anglers should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for seasons, restrictions and licenses; fishing licenses and bait may be purchased from concessionaires around the lake. Campers can also reach the 63-mile Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway and access nearly 35 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail within a short drive.

    Natural Features

    The campground is heavily wooded offering shade and privacy for most sites. The lake area lies amidst the 'prairie potholes' region of glacially-carved lakes in North Dakota. Spring and fall bring bountiful views of migratory water birds to Lake Ashtabula, including the unique white pelican, which can be seen in large flocks during summer. The region also provides habitat for white-tailed deer, sharptail grouse, wild turkey and gray partridge.

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

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mel Rieman Rec
    Camper-submitted photo from Mel Rieman Rec
    Camper-submitted photo from Mel Rieman Rec
    Camper-submitted photo from Mel Rieman Rec
    Camper-submitted photo from Mel Rieman Rec
    Camper-submitted photo from Mel Rieman Rec

    2.

    Mel Rieman Rec

    5 Reviews
    15 Photos
    18 Saves
    Valley City, North Dakota

    Overview

    The Mel Rieman Campground and Recreation Area is a 70-acre facility on the shoreline of Lake Ashtabula in eastern North Dakota. The campground is known for its spectacular sunset views. It is close to the Baldhill Dam and within walking distance of the Mel Rieman day-use area, where visitors can swim, fish and picnic. Lake Ashtabula was created by the construction of the Baldhill Dam on the Sheyenne River in 1944, and is situated in one of the most scenic river valleys in the region. Visitors can choose from a wide range of recreation opportunities year-round, including ice fishing and cross-country skiing during winter months.

    Recreation

    There is no shortage of recreation opportunities and outdoor fun in and around the lake. The day-use area is adjacent to the campground and has a visitor center, playgrounds, picnic facilities, concessions, fishing spots and a boat ramp. The name "Ashtabula" is a Native American word meaning "Fish River," which suits the lake's fish population; popular species include walleye, northern pike, white bass, yellow perch and black bullhead. With seven boat ramps, two accessible fishing piers and four automated fish cleaning stations, the lake is very convenient for anglers. Nearly 3,000 acres of land around the lake is managed as wildlife habitat by the Corps of Engineers and open to the public for wildlife viewing, birding, hiking and hunting. Hunters and anglers should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for seasons, restrictions and licenses; fishing licenses and bait may be purchased from concessionaires around the lake. Campers can also reach the 63-mile Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway and access nearly 35 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail within a short drive.

    Facilities

    There is no shortage of recreation opportunities and outdoor fun in and around the lake. The day-use area is adjacent to the campground and has a visitor center, playgrounds, picnic facilities, concessions, fishing spots and a boat ramp. The name "Ashtabula" is a Native American word meaning "Fish River," which suits the lake's fish population; popular species include walleye, northern pike, white bass, yellow perch and black bullhead. With seven boat ramps, two accessible fishing piers and four automated fish cleaning stations, the lake is very convenient for anglers. Nearly 3,000 acres of land around the lake is managed as wildlife habitat by the Corps of Engineers and open to the public for wildlife viewing, birding, hiking and hunting. Hunters and anglers should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for seasons, restrictions and licenses; fishing licenses and bait may be purchased from concessionaires around the lake. Campers can also reach the 63-mile Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway and access nearly 35 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail within a short drive.

    Natural Features

    The lake area lies amidst the 'prairie potholes' region of glacially-carved lakes in North Dakota. Bountiful migratory water birds flock to Lake Ashtabula, including the unique white pelican, which can be seen in large quantities during summer. The region also provides habitat for white-tailed deer, sharptail grouse, wild turkey and gray partridge.

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

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Faust Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Faust Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Faust Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Faust Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Faust Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Faust Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Ashtabula Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from West Ashtabula Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from West Ashtabula Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from West Ashtabula Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from West Ashtabula Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from West Ashtabula Crossing

    4.

    West Ashtabula Crossing

    3 Reviews
    11 Photos
    6 Saves
    Valley City, North Dakota

    Overview

    West Ashtabula Crossing Campground is located on 23 developed acres adjacent to Lake Ashtabula in eastern North Dakota. It is very popular and fills up on most weekends. Lake Ashtabula was created by the construction of the Baldhill Dam on the Sheyenne River in 1944, and is situated in one of the most scenic river valleys in the region, offering visitors a wide range of recreation opportunities year-round. Summer activities include fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, while Ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular during winter months.

    Recreation

    The name "Ashtabula" is a Native American word meaning "Fish River," which suits the lake's fish population; popular species include walleye, northern pike, white bass, yellow perch and black bullhead. With seven boat ramps, three accessible fishing piers and four automated fish cleaning stations, the lake is very convenient for anglers. Nearly 3,000 acres of land around the lake is managed as wildlife habitat by the Corps of Engineers and open to the public for wildlife viewing, birding, hiking and hunting. Hunters and anglers should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for seasons, restrictions and licenses; fishing licenses and bait may be purchased from concessionaires around the lake. Campers can also reach the 63-mile Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway nearby and access the North Country National Scenic Trail from the campground.

    Facilities

    The name "Ashtabula" is a Native American word meaning "Fish River," which suits the lake's fish population; popular species include walleye, northern pike, white bass, yellow perch and black bullhead. With seven boat ramps, three accessible fishing piers and four automated fish cleaning stations, the lake is very convenient for anglers. Nearly 3,000 acres of land around the lake is managed as wildlife habitat by the Corps of Engineers and open to the public for wildlife viewing, birding, hiking and hunting. Hunters and anglers should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for seasons, restrictions and licenses; fishing licenses and bait may be purchased from concessionaires around the lake. Campers can also reach the 63-mile Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway nearby and access the North Country National Scenic Trail from the campground.

    Natural Features

    The campground is on a wooded hillside offering shade for most sites. It lies amidst the 'prairie potholes' region of glacially-carved lakes in North Dakota. Spring and fall bring bountiful views of migratory water birds to Lake Ashtabula, including the unique white pelican, which can be seen in large flocks during summer. The lake region also provides habitat for white-tailed deer, sharptail grouse, wild turkey and gray partridge.

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

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Clausen Springs Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clausen Springs Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clausen Springs Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clausen Springs Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clausen Springs Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clausen Springs Park Campground

    5.

    Clausen Springs Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    61 Photos
    28 Saves
    Fort Ransom, North Dakota

    Welcome to Clausen Springs Park Campground, a hidden gem nestled near Kathryn, ND. This place is a camper's paradise with a stellar 4.9 rating, and it's easy to see why. For just $15 a night, you get access to hot showers, flush toilets, and spacious, private campsites. Whether you're pitching a tent or parking an RV, you'll find a spot that suits your needs.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lake, perfect for swimming, fishing, and kayaking. The lake is surrounded by well-maintained trails that connect with the North Country National Scenic Trail, offering plenty of opportunities for hiking and exploring. The campground also boasts a playground for the kids, making it a great spot for family outings.

    Visitors rave about the serene atmosphere and the abundance of wildlife, including frogs that serenade you at night. The campsites are varied, with some tucked away in wooded areas for those seeking solitude, and others more open and communal. There's even a ball diamond and horseshoe pit for some old-fashioned fun.

    The camp hosts are known for their friendliness and respectfulness, adding to the overall positive experience. And if you're worried about amenities, don't be. The campground offers electric hookups, a sanitary dump, and drinking water. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Located about 20 miles from Valley City and just a few miles off ND HWY 1, Clausen Springs Park Campground is easy to find and not too far from a rural gas station and convenience store. Whether you're passing through or planning a longer stay, this campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty to do and see.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $15 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Jamestown Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jamestown Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jamestown Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jamestown Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jamestown Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jamestown Campground

    6.

    Jamestown Campground

    18 Reviews
    20 Photos
    32 Saves
    Jamestown, North Dakota

    Season Info March 1 - taking reservations

    April Preseason - openings dependent on weather
    May 1 to Sept 30 - regular season

    October Postseason - openings dependent on weather Contact us for more information

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

    $20 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from East Ashtabula Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from East Ashtabula Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from East Ashtabula Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from East Ashtabula Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from East Ashtabula Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from East Ashtabula Crossing

    7.

    East Ashtabula Crossing

    1 Review
    7 Photos
    15 Saves
    Valley City, North Dakota

    Overview

    The East Ashtabula Crossing Campground is located on 12 developed acres adjacent to Lake Ashtabula in eastern North Dakota. It is one of the most popular campgrounds in the area. Lake Ashtabula was created by the construction of the Baldhill Dam on the Sheyenne River in 1944, and is situated in one of the most scenic river valleys in the region, offering visitors a wide range of recreation opportunities year-round. Summer activities include fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, while Ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular during winter months.

    Recreation

    The name "Ashtabula" is a Native American word meaning "Fish River," which suits the lake's fish population; popular species include walleye, northern pike, white bass, yellow perch and black bullhead. With seven boat ramps, three accessible fishing piers and four automated fish cleaning stations, the lake is very convenient for anglers. Nearly 3,000 acres of land around the lake is managed as wildlife habitat by the Corps of Engineers and open to the public for wildlife viewing, birding, hiking and hunting. Hunters and anglers should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for seasons, restrictions and licenses; fishing licenses and bait may be purchased from concessionaires around the lake. Campers can also drive the 63-mile Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway and access nearly 35 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail nearby.

    Facilities

    The name "Ashtabula" is a Native American word meaning "Fish River," which suits the lake's fish population; popular species include walleye, northern pike, white bass, yellow perch and black bullhead. With seven boat ramps, three accessible fishing piers and four automated fish cleaning stations, the lake is very convenient for anglers. Nearly 3,000 acres of land around the lake is managed as wildlife habitat by the Corps of Engineers and open to the public for wildlife viewing, birding, hiking and hunting. Hunters and anglers should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for seasons, restrictions and licenses; fishing licenses and bait may be purchased from concessionaires around the lake. Campers can also drive the 63-mile Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway and access nearly 35 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail nearby.

    Natural Features

    The campground is on a wooded hillside offering shade for most sites. It lies amidst the 'prairie potholes' region of glacially-carved lakes in North Dakota. Spring and fall bring bountiful views of migratory water birds to Lake Ashtabula, including the unique white pelican, which can be seen in large flocks during summer. The lake region also provides habitat for white-tailed deer, sharptail grouse, wild turkey and gray partridge.

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

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Moon Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Moon Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Moon Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Moon Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Moon Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Moon Lake

    8.

    Moon Lake

    4 Reviews
    9 Photos
    26 Saves
    Valley City, North Dakota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Camper-submitted photo from Tourist Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tourist Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tourist Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Tourist Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tourist Park

    10.

    Tourist Park

    3 Reviews
    14 Photos
    1 Save
    Valley City, North Dakota
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake offers a wide range of camping options, with 53 campgrounds and RV parks near John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake and 2 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake is Eggerts Landing with a 4.9-star rating from 8 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 2 free dispersed camping spots near John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake.

What parks are near John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 2 parks near John Paul Hammerschmidt Lake that allow camping, notably Arkansas River - Terry Lock and Dam and International Peace Garden.