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Camping in North Dakota

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5 top campgrounds in North Dakota

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Mellow Moose Campground

50 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Minot, ND
Beautiful wooded sites create a shaded and cozy camping experience! We are a brand new campground opening in the Summer of 2023, so more amenities will become available as the summer progresses. We are excited to announce we are starting to open our tent sites. These sites have electricity. Camper vans and truck-mounted campers can fit in some of these sites. Due to the wooded nature of the site, travel trailers over 35 feet long will have difficulty moving through the campground. I would be happy to chat if you have any questions about whether your unit will fit in the campground. Note: - The Mellow Moose Campground is currently under construction. Follow our progress on social media! - The Bison Plant Trail is a hiking and biking trail for the whole family! It is located nearby and popular all year long. Also, it's a great spot for birding! - Reservations are now being accepted. Mellow Moose Campground has 3 loops. Sites 1-19 are mostly back-in RV sites. Sites 20-39 are tent sites; while pick-up campers and sprinter vans are welcome, there are no pull-behind trailers allowed on these sites. Sites 41-48 are mostly pull-through RV sites.
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Dead Colt Creek Rec Area

66 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Lisbon, ND
Located in Lisbon, North Dakota, Dead Colt Creek Rec Area features partial 20/30/50 amp hookups with sewage dump sites and bath houses along with tent sites for those seeking more traditional camping. Some outdoor activities include basketball, fishing, volleyball and outdoor swimming. Whether its for a short and or long term stay, we hope to see you soon!
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Tami's Paradise! monthly $1000!!

1 site · RV9 acres · Harmon, ND
Learn more about this land: Rent for June, July and August for three months for $3000 or one month $1000. Contact me for details briangale@dakotafootankle.com There's 9 acres of land with 700 feet of Missouri River access. There's an area that is designated for a camper, and the area around the road onto the property can be used for camping as well. The area that is level and drivable can be used. There's a natural small bay with shallow water that dogs and people can swim in; the hill from the land down to the water is steep and there's no steps or deck, it's all natural. You can see from the picture that it's a large area with only one home to the south and no homes to the North.
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Teresa P.’s Land

3 sites · RVs10 acres · Nome, ND
Learn more about this land:Camp next to the newly renovated Nome Schoolhouse Inn and Event Center in Nome, North Dakota. The Nome Schoolhouse hosts craft retreats focusing on the fiber arts. The building is home to a fiber arts store, fiber mill and event space. The perfect weekend getaway. The Nome Schoolhouse store is open Saturday 9am - 12pm, Tuesdays 9am - 5pm and Thursday Evening 5-9pm. The Bar is open Thursday Evenings 5-9 pm serving homemade pizzas and appetizers. Check out our schedule of upcoming events, retreats and classes at nomeschoolhouse.com
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Rugged Prarie Paradise

1 site · RV, Tent80 acres · Edinburg, ND
Learn more about this land:Forest with very small stream and lots of openings for tents. A small hill side with an open field leades to a forest with a small stream damed up by beavers from time to time makes it a big marsh, with lots of dry area for tents.
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Camping in North Dakota guide

Overview

North Dakota is home to wide open spaces where visitors can find some incredible parks, waterways, and places to camp. The badlands and inhabiting wildlife are a highlight on any trip, setting the scene for amazing hiking and biking trails. Many campers come in the fall for pheasant hunting, with some trying their hand at locating big whitetail bucks. Between hikes and hunts, North Dakota offers fish to catch and friendly towns to visit, including Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo. Scenic drives and the rolling fields make North Dakota an enticing camping destination from spring through fall.

Where to go

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

If you travel through North Dakota, stop to experience Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a treasure that should be high on the list of every national park enthusiast. The badlands are stunning with unique geological features, canyons, water, trails, and some of America’s most incredible native wildlife. The trail systems are some of the best in the country, and mountain bikers will find extensive single track. Hiking trails and scenic drives make it possible to catch the park’s best views from additional vantage points.

Grahams Island State Park

With nearly 1,000 acres on its lakeshore, Devil’s Lake is recognized as one of the best fisheries in the state and a hot spot for anglers visiting to compete in tournaments. The boat ramps make it an ideal lake for campers bringing watercraft, while the Grahams Lake campground has both primitive sites and others with full hookups, bathroom access, and potable water. Trail systems are perfect for hiking through the woods and along the lakeshore.

Sully Creek State Park

On the Little Missouri River south of Medora, Sully Creek State Park combines rivers and cliffs in a dramatic Badlands scene. The river flows rise during spring, when visitors come to canoe through the scenic canyons and bottomlands. Exploring the trails on foot or horseback are also popular here. Situated just outside of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the Sully Creek campground is perfect for exploring the wider area.

Turtle River State Park

Staying on theme with the excellent range of state parks in North Dakota, this one is located near the Minnesota border, where Grand Forks and the small community of Arvilla serve as easy starting points. The Turtle River offers great trout fishing throughout summer and fall, while 11 park trails are managed for hiking and biking during summer and cross-country skiing in winter. Primitive Turtle Creek campsites are abundant, and others feature space for groups or electricity and water hookups. Overall, this is an idyllic park in the eastern part of the state.

When to go

North Dakota has four seasons of fun and visiting really depends on your specific desires. Late spring is often nice and mellow with quiet parks to visit, and as summer arrives, the heat and humidity are elevated but the cold-water lakes and rivers offer refuge. Summer hiking, biking, and boating make for a ton of camping fun in North Dakota. Fall might be the best season to visit, especially for hunters, but by the time winter arrives, the state is bitterly cold, which draws those looking for cross-country skiing and snowboarding.

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