Planning on going camping this summer? Here are some of the best spots in North Dakota to pitch a tent or bring the camper. Located in some of the most beautiful parks and recreational areas, these 10 spots are sure to fuel the best summer memories and experiences this year.
1. Sully Creek
This breathtaking state park is perfect for camping, especially for those of you who have horses. The trails in the area are beautiful and the campsites themselves are located among some awesome scenery.
2. Turtle River
Enjoy the peacefulness of the Turtle River and take a break from your life to relax at this park. The area is wonderful year round and makes a great place to camp.
3. Beaver Lake
Head on down to the lake with the boat and the RV and experience the ultimate North Dakota summer. Their campsites are right near the lake and provide a great place to get some fun in the sun and the ability to sleep under the stars after a great day.
4. Fort Stevenson
These cabins and primitive campsites are available right in Fort Stevenson on the north shores of Lake Sakakawea. Enjoy all the lake has to offer and a prime spot for camping. This place is unforgettable!
5. Fort Ransom
Not far from Fargo is the amazing Fort Ransom State Park. Nestled in the Sheyenne River Valley, you can completely forget about the rest of the world in this peaceful nature area. I suggest bringing a kayak or canoe for the river. It's a total blast, and well worth the trip for that alone.
6. Grahams Island
If you're planning on visiting Devils Lake this summer, whether it be for fishing, boating, or otherwise, extend your stay for a few days at Grahams Island State Park and camp out. It has everything you'll need and is in the perfect spot, too. Cabins, RV hookups, or primitive camping spots are all available.
7. Lewis and Clark State Park
Near Williston and want to go camping on Lake Sakakawea? This is the BEST spot. If you go fishing here, you might catch one of the unique looking paddlefish, that almost seem as if they are from the time of dinosaurs. Now that'd make a great camp story.
8. Cross Ranch
Right along the Missouri River is Cross Ranch, among a nature preserve that showcases the natural prairie. Many hiking trails wind through it and are optimal for those who love hiking. There are yurts like the one shown, cabins, and campsites available year round.
9. Turtle Mountain
In the heart of the Turtle Mountains in the northern most reaches of the state, there is a recreational area that provides the ultimate experience for campers in North Dakota. The views and wildlife you'll see here are hard to beat.
10. Icelandic State Park
The campsites and cabins available at Icelandic State Park will put you right among this fantastic and eye-catching spot. It's located right on Lake Renwick and great if you love boating, canoeing, kayaking, or just being lakeside for days on end.
The weather is perfect right now, so let’s get outside! What are you best North Dakota camping stories?