The best camping in
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Camping North Dakota

With its many beautiful lakes and miles of open land, if camping in North Dakota isn’t on your summer bucket list, it should be.

Devil’s Lake is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota, and the expansive, picturesque lake boasts some of the best fishing in the state. Here you can find plenty of fun in the likes of boating and golfing. Devil’s Lake has several options for camping in North Dakota, while Grahams Island State Park offers the unique opportunity to camp on an island in the middle of the lake. Located in the northern part of the state, between Minot and Grand Forks, Devil’s Lake is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike.

Another great option for camping in North Dakota is along the banks of Lake Sakakawea, a large man-made reservoir that was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1956. Lake Sakakawea is part of the Missouri River basin that stretches on for nearly 180 miles. Sakakawea is known for its fishing, and is home to an Audubon National Wildlife Refuge center, and an 8-mile long wildlife trail. Sakakawea has multiple campground options, including the highly rated Lake Sakakawea State Park.

If you’re looking to get off the water and participate in a North Dakota summer tradition, Medora is a classic roadtrip stop. Every year from June to September, the town of Medora puts on a professionally produced nightly musical dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt and his time in the Badlands. Even if musicals aren’t your thing, there is still plenty to do in Medora, including golfing, biking, and hiking at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the only national park in the state. Medora campgrounds provide modern RV camping options, and more primitive tent sites all along the Little Missouri River.

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Recent Reviews in North Dakota
Bug lake

Water is nice but the flying critters are not

Wonderful and friendly! “

Great host family. Front desk was very helpful. They escorted us to our spot. Playground was large and great for our kids (1,2,4,&8). Showers were clean and open late. C store was a lifesaver!!! Oh and you get a guest gift. We will be back!!!

Lots of activities and history for your stay!

Another well maintained campground and even better state park with tons of different things to do with the entire family. For the campground there are tons of trees that offer great shade and trails for walking. The shower house is very clean and felt"modern" for a state park. If you like history and camping this is your spot.

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Free Electricity & Water! Great spot to rest your eyes off of highway 2

This is a top free campsite in a small town urban setting with free electricity. Yes FREE 30 amp or 15 amp electricity. The city park is adjacent to a small golf club that this park shares the same driveway with(and bathroom facilities). There is no dump station or hook-ups but there is water available at the club house. The grounds are very well maintained with lots of large trees.

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Good camping and fishing

A number of good spots to camp is a little hilly as trying to find a tent spot out of the open is challenging but fun. Plenty of fishing spots even has a fishing dock. Only real down side is that it's right off the interstate so there's some traffic noise.

Primitive Site 88

My girls and I had a great day and night at TRSP. Tons of trails for biking and hiking. Some of the biking was too hilly for my 7 year old though. Our campsite was #88 which was a great spot. Nice and secluded along the river. I didn’t bring a cart though so we had to wall back and forth from the parking lot since it isn’t a full drive in site. There weren’t any carts available to bring your stuff to your site. I will know better next time. Very quiet overall but you could hear traffic at night on Hwy 2. There is also perfect trees for hanging your hammock. Will love to come back this winter for snowshoeing for sure and again for camping!

Great little spot .but bathroom

Great spot tent's are on there own grass spot the rv spot's that i seen looked small if you had bigger rig  would be very tight . The guy that lives on site was very nice when i bothered him with question's at home while making dinner twice .Also the public access restroom's were not open and the only bathroom in the tent area was very nasty with fly's and completely full so we had to ride are motorcycle to the rv site bathroom that also had shower's .This was the more costly camp out of the 3 we stayed at at 27.oo not bad for one night there were train's but no other campers so did get good nights sleep

out of the way nice

Had to ask to find but nice little out of the way spot had alittle gravel road to get back to it not bad seemed well token care of  the site manager was very nice. The cost was 10 buck's there were group that seemed to be there for awaile in campers right next to the only out house for this huge spot was very sad not to see any picnic table's for the tent people they did have couple fire pit's . But would of been nice to relax for the short period of time before getting ate by bug's there on the water again  with boat doc  nice big area but more toilet's and tables would of been wonderful

Train's

Was 15 to tent camp  nice park  your away from the rv in your own slice of grass nice bathroom with shower's had no bug's at all was foggy and mist over in the am from the water