Kyle O.
Dickinson , ND
Joined May 2019
Great Family Campground near Bismarck

Very nice campground right on the Missouri River. Lots of walking/bike trails, playground for kids and places to fish on the river. Some pull through and other shared campsites share a water source so make sure to bring a water splitter as sometimes there is not one on the spigot and campground does not always have extras! Plenty of space between campers. Lots of young families RV camping here.

One of our favorite places to camp!

This is a great campground that is well maintained. Elbow woods, sanish, and van hook loops all have 30/50 amp and water for campers, there is also a primitive loop. Elbow woods is more spaced out and has great views of the lake. Group spots here are fun but you need to book the day they come available to reserve or you will miss out!

Great Fishing

We camped here once, everything was booked online. Once arrived we used the map from the website to navigate the campground and find our spot. Never did see a camp host to check in with, nor did one check in with us the 3 days we were there. Camping was pretty basic, there are RV spots with electric hook ups but not a ton of trees shade your campsite….that is unless you have been there and know which campsites do have some trees and shade! Once we spent some time here we discovered that most are camping here to fish, there is a really good landing and a bait shop on the campground so it is very accommodating for that, and the fishing is excellent on sakakawea. If you are looking for a campground that has extras like playgrounds and other activities for kids this may not be your spot. But if you just need a spot to hook up your camper and you plan on fishing most of the time this campground is excellent!

Clean, lots of amenities

We’ve camped here a handful of times and have always enjoyed it. It’s below garrison dam and has many big trees, so it’s protected from the wind which makes bugs an issue at times so be prepared for that! Loop 1 - 3 are all paved and have very nice level pads for campers and all have fire rings. Loop 4 is primitive and usually always has space even if you arrive without reservations. Loop 1 cannot be reserved and is a first come first serve, vs loops 2-4 can be reserved 6 months in advance. Showers and bathroom facilities are kept up nice and are clean. There are also playgrounds and theaters there for kid/family activities.