Brandy S.

Mandan, ND

Joined June 2019

Primitive campsites only

This was my favorite place to camp as a kid, each year we would have a large family reunion/camp out. There are several sites available along the south side of the island otherwise it is privately owned cabins all around the rest of the island. You do need a boat to get over to it. There are no showers/water/garbage cans or electricity and one vault toilet. So plan to pack in and pack out everything. There are a few trails on the island and one that leads to the lake within the island. There are a couple hike to camping spots inside next to the lake. There is also a swim beach for the inner lake on the north side of the island that is only a few feet walking distance. (From campground it’s a good mile walk through the island to get to it) This place does become busy on the weekends and is well known hangout spot for lake goers in the area but still a great quiet spot to camp 😊 There is a rest area you can park at to launch your boat or there is a nice marina that has a parking area and garbages for star islanders.

Hard to leave

We stayed last year at their campground (tent area) and had a wonderful time and returned again this year this time renting a cabin. The tent area is limited they do have electricity and close to bathrooms (with showers) They have many RV spots, cabins and tent grounds. There is a restaurant, beach/playground, indoor pool, game room and boat launch/marina where you can rent boats/pontoons and peddle boats. Our family has had a great time each time and is where we will always return to in the future.