The best camping near
Williston, NORTH DAKOTA

41 Reviews 48 Campgrounds
EXPLORE
Most Recent Williston Camping Reviews
Great place!!!

It is a very great campground. Great fishing, great spots, awesome fire pits and very family friendly.. and the rangers are very helpful

Temporarily Closed

Went all the way down the road to the lake. When we got to the end there was a closed sign. Appears they are flooding badly. Wish they would have had a sign at the train tracks considering the road only leads to the lake. Appears no other way to get to the lake.

It’s okay

This is hot spot for the area. While it has some pros there is a huge con

Pros: Great Lake with best fishing you can get Activities such as swimming, trails, basket ball, geocaching and lots of activities put on by the park Cabin rentals Swimming beach Small craft rentals such SUP 2 playgrounds Dock/ boat launch/ boat storage

Cons: There is absolutely no space or privacy. Expect to be feet away from your neighbor.

Very few trees except for the older lane nearer the lake. The newer loop has no trees, shelter or shade. Prepare the bake.

People books spots for week and months. Getting a “good” space is pretty dismal.

There a few trees in the older part

Price is right

Nice place to stop for the night, no designated sites but I set up a pop up in the parking lot and it worked great. Two blocks off of Hwy 2, restrooms available but not showers. It may be a little close to active  railroad tracks for a light sleeper.

Cute and cozy

Cute place to go camp. I don’t like all the houses out here. It makes you feel like you are constantly being watched. Play area for the kids and decent fishing for pike, walleye and sunfish. We haven’t camped here yet, but I would love too. We go out fishing for day trips

Cute

Perch are hot right now. Along with a few other species in this little lake. Fun place to go for the weekend far enough out of town to feel like a getaway. We have been here camping once in early May, the fish weren’t biting then, but just a few weeks ago it was hot for fishing. Cute and quiet but can fill up fast with campers. Get there early to get a good spot. Also offers day use shelters

Great camping & fishing

This is one of our favorite places to camp because fishing is awesome out there. Usually a pretty busy place, so if you are looking for seclusion you won’t find it here. We tent camp so we aren’t as packed as the rvs but still a great place to be & fish for all the species that the lake has to offer

Cute spot

Cute spot to go fishing or boating, but I wouldn’t camp here. The pervious review said the water is dirty… it comes off the confluence and Yellowstone at a fast pace. I wouldn’t say it’s dirty to swim in or fish in. I’ve done both & have a great time out there… except for camping, I need more privacy then what they offer.

Great camping

No fish!

Large, tree-filled site within walking distance to the river.

Plenty of trees provide privacy in this nice National Park campsite that's just a short walk to the banks of the Little Missouri River. Has the standard National Park features, but our kids especially enjoyed the ranger presentation on prairie dogs.

Memorial Day

Great little campground. Friendly hosts, clean, plenty of spots and didn’t even fill up for the holiday weekend. Bison will definitely stroll through your sites if you’re over by the field like we were. Peaceful and beautiful.

A Cheap Alternative

A cheaper alternative to TRNP’s Juniper Campground. This campground offers beautiful panoramic views of the North Dakota Badlands. Additionally, you can access the Maah Daah Hey Trail and explore the Badlands from here. The campground is well kept and is typically pretty quiet. There are no showers, but there is toilets and accessible drinking water.

Amazing step back intime

Amazing place to learn about history of North Dakota.this is where Sitting Bull and his son surrendered and Lewis and Clark Trading Post. They do demonstrations on old time trades.

Basic campground

Large campground area. Fire pits, large camp spots but close together. Two small cabins . Beds only. Small store. Lake. But most of the time it isn't clean enough to swim or fish in.

A bargain at twice the price

We spent two nights at this campground in early October. We had it nearly to ourselves.

A couple things to note:

October can be cold! It got down below freezing in the first week of October.

It gets windy. There's a site in the B loop that offers a good amount of protection from wind from most directions.

The Maah Daah Hey and Long X trails start at this campground. We did a great 11ish mile mountain bike loop by heading up Maah Daah Hey and down Long X.

There's a well here, but the water looked pretty brown. We boiled it.

Juniper campground at Theodore Roosevelt National Park August 2018

This is a good solid campground that was almost full when we arrived, but we were able to choose a nice spot. There was water available but it had a funny taste, they had recently had some problems and were treating the water. The park rangers here were awesome and so helpful. No shower facilities, but flushing toilets with running water was fine. Lots of great trails and. Is on roam freely. Funny tidbit, the campground is on the border of the time zone border, so my devices would change times and I thought there was a problem, took me a while to figure it out.

Good park on lake sakakawea

We were lucky as we camped here in late August 2018, the week prior they had record highs of 109! We had our choice of tent sites, and were right on lake front. Facilities were acceptable. Lots of bugs and flies, but we managed!

First to Review
Cheap and noisy.

Right on the highway so loud traffic all night. 1 pit toilet, 4 sites with picnic tables. Easy walk to a great view of the badlands. The sign says it is $6 a night but there is no method to pay so it was free. 10 minutes from the gate to the North unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Nice sites

Nice campground, with restrooms/showers, playground, amphitheater, picnic tables. Pull through sites, tents sites, cabins. Close access to Lake Sakakawea, within walking distance.

Popular area

Blacktail Dam is a popular destination for most area people. It is a small dam so it does tend to get quite busy, with minimal camping spots. Most of the land around the lake is privately owned lots.

Small campground overlooking lake

Campground is set on top of hill overlooking Brush Lake which is a gem in itself. Campsites are spacious, but no trees for privacy or shade. There are bathroom facilities. Trails that lead down to the lake. Lake has restroom facilities, picnic tables, boat ramp, and beach area. The lake was a hidden gem among locals, so not a ton of people camping. One side of the lake is a state park and the other is privately owned.

Wonderful!! One of the best.

This is basically 3 separate campgrounds. Great open spaces. Not close together. Wonderful management. Beautiful lake. Great sunsets. Stayed on 4th of July and it was amazing.

Family Fun Campground

This campground has a little of everything. Playgrounds, boat landing, grocery store and restaurant, fishing, cabins, showers, allows insured atv and utv's, bait. There is electric hookups, but no water hookups. We always have fun here!

Beautiful, clean and quiet

We spent two nights here and were pleased that we were able to have our pick of quite a few spots despite the campground being first come first serve. We arrived on a Wednesday evening. The campground is as advertised, no showers or electric. I was happy that they had quiet hours at 8 pm for generators. There were a great variety of spots, large grassy, secluded and shady, drive through and back in. 3 sites have a spectacular view of the bluff if you are able to snag those. pro: camp host was great, bathrooms were clean, a great selection of spots con: we found a few ticks crawling around

Buffalo!

This campground sits on the riverbank of the Little Missouri River. There is a resident bison herd that is very comfortable in the area. We woke up one morning to see one grazing 20 feet from our tent. No showers but makes up for it by having space available for a drop in on the 4 th of July weekend! Warning: mature cottonwood trees can drop a branch without warning. The unit next to us had a large limb come down on a windless night. Luckily it was a pull through and dropped on the opposite side of the tree from the tent trailer. Try for a unit with small cottonwood trees!

Teddy Roosevelt National Park camping

Really beautiful site here with lots of easy and moderate trails to explore with lovely sunrise/sunset and wildlife! Similar feel to Badlands with some fewer crowds. You can’t choose a bad place to camp but be sure to drive through both the north and south areas. Pretty simple campground. Plan to stay at least two nights.

Yay: some of the sites are first come/first serve so if you don’t have a reservation you might get a spot (yay spontaneous adventures). Lots of different campsite configurations so you don’t have to be next to an RV in your tent.

Nay: pretty much guaranteed to fill up on summer/holiday weekends, trails were muddy when we were there in July.

Surprise: BISON EVERYWHERE!! If you have kids don’t let them wander around, the bison are close and plentiful!!

Teddy Roosevelt National Park

Really beautiful site here with lots of easy and moderate trails to explore with lovely sunrise/sunset and wildlife! Similar feel to Badlands with some fewer crowds. You can’t choose a bad place to camp but be sure to drive through both the north and south areas. Pretty simple campground. Plan to stay at least two nights.

Yay: some of the sites are first come/first serve so if you don’t have a reservation you might get a spot (yay spontaneous adventures). Lots of different campsite configurations so you don’t have to be next to an RV in your tent.

Nay: pretty much guaranteed to fill up on summer/holiday weekends, trails were muddy when we were there in July.

Surprise: BISON EVERYWHERE!! If you have kids don’t let them wander around, the bison are close and plentiful!!

Dakota Prairie National Grasslands

This was one of our favorite campsite in ND. Very Badlands feel here. There are some nice long hiking trails, bison and other prairie critters. This is wide open country with no real facilities (no trash either).

Yay: simple camping and lovely scenery, wildlife. If you have horses, bring them!! Ditto to kayaks.

Nay: no water (byo or filter/boil). Nowhere to rent a canoe/kayak in the whole area. Sunny open sites without shade.

Surprise: thunderstorms rolling over the prairie is something you’ll never forget!

Fall camping

I decided to go camping for the weekend. Went to TRNP.north unit. Even though the trees were bare..it was still breathtaking. The Buttes and Vistas, the buffalo, the river.i couldn't get enough. I was the only one in the park ..so I had a nice quiet weekend The park ranger ( P.Thomas) Stopped by for a chat. He explained the buffalo Roundup to me. He was so nice and very informative. The campground as usual was spotlessly clean. I will continue to to return again and again.

Very Nice CG

Located in the south east tip of South Dakota on Lewis and Clark Lake (Missouri River). This is a huge cg with over 400 sites divided into four sections. All roads and sites are paved with electric only hook up. We stayed on site 362 which is 50A but most sites are 30A. Fill up your fresh tank at the dump station before going to your site because there are very few accessible spigots near the camp sites. The Yankton Section (about 100 sites) is same day reservation only (first come, first serve). There are several swim areas along the shore and a couple of boat ramps. Several cabins are available for reservation and a separate Marina and Resort are next to the cg. About any activity you can think of is available here, such as disc golf, soccer, basketball, archery, one mile nature trail, six mile bike trail and boat rentals for the large lake.