Places to Camp near Mandan, ND

Looking for the best campgrounds near Mandan, ND? Mandan is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. Find the best campgrounds near Mandan, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Mandan, ND (49)

    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground

    1.

    Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    103 Photos
    111 Saves
    Bismarck, North Dakota

    Located on the grassy plains near the confluence of the Missouri and Heart rivers, Fort Abraham Lincoln is North Dakota’s oldest state park. Established in 1907 to commemorate a 1700s US Army outpost, the park offers a look at America’s early years, as well as even longer ago when the Mandan peoples called this area home. The park is located about 7 miles south of the town of Mandan, and about 200 miles east of Fargo. In addition to its historical significance, the park is also noted for its diverse, high prairie landscape and exceptional views. More than 16 miles of multiuse trails are available for summer and winter roaming among the park’s prairies, woods, and shrublands.

    Abraham Lincoln State Park offers more than 100 tent and RV campsites, in addition to camping cabins and Cheyenne tipis. Most sites are open and grassy, and equipped with electrical and water hookups, picnic tables and fire pits; pull-through sites can accommodate large RVs and trailers. Amenities in the campground include both flush and vault toilets, showers, water faucets, playgrounds, picnic shelters, Wifi service, and a dump station. There are also corrals available for horse campers. Additional park features include a visitor center, coffee and gift shop, and an outdoor amphitheater. Dogs must remain leashed unless in designated areas. Camping is available year-round; sites are $17–$25/night; tipis are $35/night, and cabins $60/night; reservations accepted.

    There are plenty of things to do at Fort Abraham Lincoln, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing, but the main attractions are the park’s historical area and Mandan village. The historical area has replicas of Lieutenant Colonel George Custer’s home, as well as a barracks building, stables and blockhouses. Tours are available during summer months. The Mandan On-a-Slant Village—named so for the sloping ground it rests on—features several “Earthlodges” constructed in similar fashion to those used by the native peoples for homes and meeting places. A trolley runs through the park with stops at both historic locations, in addition to going to the nearby town of Mandan.

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

    $12 - $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from General Sibley Park
    Camper-submitted photo from General Sibley Park
    Camper-submitted photo from General Sibley Park
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    General Sibley Park

    13 Reviews
    42 Photos
    55 Saves
    Bismarck, North Dakota

    This recreation area is part of Lake Oahe

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

    $12 - $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sweet Briar Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweet Briar Lake
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    Camper-submitted photo from Sweet Briar Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweet Briar Lake

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    Sweet Briar Lake

    13 Reviews
    24 Photos
    64 Saves
    Center, North Dakota

    Sweet Briar Lake Campground, near New Salem, ND, is a hidden gem that offers a peaceful retreat with stunning lake views. This spot is perfect for those looking to unwind by the water, with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy nature. The campground is free, which is a pleasant surprise given its quality.

    The campsites are spacious and well-separated, providing a sense of privacy. Each site comes with a fire ring and picnic table, making it easy to settle in and enjoy a meal by the fire. The lake itself is a highlight, with fish jumping and a variety of birds adding to the serene atmosphere. Some visitors have even mentioned the beautiful starry skies and breathtaking sunrises.

    While the campground is close to the highway, the noise is minimal and often drowned out by the sounds of crickets and frogs. The pit toilets are well-maintained, and there are dumpsters available for trash disposal. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Whether you're in a tent or an RV, Sweet Briar Lake accommodates both. It's a great stopover for those traveling through North Dakota, offering a convenient and scenic place to rest. Just be prepared for the lack of hookups and amenities like showers or a market, but with the right preparation, you'll have a fantastic stay.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 - $100 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Bismarck KOA
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    Bismarck KOA

    6 Reviews
    28 Photos
    14 Saves
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      KOA Campground Bismarck

      6 Reviews
      5 Saves
      Bismarck, North Dakota
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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      Camper-submitted photo from Hillcrest Acres Campground
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      Camper-submitted photo from Hillcrest Acres Campground

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      Hillcrest Acres Campground

      5 Reviews
      8 Photos
      17 Saves
      Bismarck, North Dakota
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      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 Harmon Lake Rec Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Harmon Lake Rec Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Harmon Lake Rec Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Harmon Lake Rec Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Harmon Lake Rec Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Harmon Lake Rec Area

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      Harmon Lake Rec Area

      6 Reviews
      7 Photos
      11 Saves
      Mandan, North Dakota
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Reservable
      • RVs
      • Tents

      $10 - $20 / night

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        Graner Park

        4 Reviews
        12 Saves
        Bismarck, North Dakota

        Graner Park features 75 electrical camping sites, primitive camping, 3 children's playgrounds, and direct access to the Missouri River. Experience the great outdoors with the amenities of picnic shelters, paved access, toilets, and portable water available on site.

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

        $10 - $20 / night

        Camper-submitted photo from Kimball Bottom
        Camper-submitted photo from Kimball Bottom

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        Kimball Bottom

        2 Reviews
        2 Photos
        4 Saves
        Bismarck, North Dakota
        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Phone Service
        • RVs
        • Tents
        • Standard (Tent/RV)
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      Frequently Asked Questions

      What camping is available near Mandan, ND?

      According to TheDyrt.com, Mandan, ND offers a wide range of camping options, with 49 campgrounds and RV parks near Mandan, ND and 3 free dispersed camping spots.

      Which is the most popular campground near Mandan, ND?

      According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Mandan, ND is Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Campground with a 4.7-star rating from 25 reviews.

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

      According to TheDyrt.com, there are 3 free dispersed camping spots near Mandan, ND.

      What parks are near Mandan, ND?

      According to TheDyrt.com, there are 6 parks near Mandan, ND that allow camping, notably Dequeen Lake and Arkansas River - Terry Lock and Dam.