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DOWNSTREAM CAMPGROUND, ND

Downstream Campground is located on the east bank of the Missouri River below Garrison Dam, which forms Lake Sakakawea. The area offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, fishing and hunting.The campground is situated among open grassy areas dotted with ...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014   Season Dates

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  • For more information, please call the campground at 701-654-7440 or the ranger office at 701-654-7701
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Downstream Campground is located on the east bank of the Missouri River below Garrison Dam, which forms Lake Sakakawea. The area offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, fishing and hunting.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated among open grassy areas dotted with shady hardwood trees. The Missouri River flows next to the site.

Recreation:

Lake Sakakawea offers excellent boating, swimming and fishing opportunities.

Anglers fish for walleye, northern pike, bass, bluegill and crappie. Chinook salmon can be also found in the lake, the only body of water in the state with this species. The best catfishing is found directly below Garrison Dam.

Younger visitors love the two playgrounds in the campground, while the volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and nearby swimming beach are enjoyed by campers of all ages..

The Riverdale State Wildlife Management Area is nearby, and its 2,250 wooded acres are open to hunting for deer, pheasants, sharptails, cottontails and tree squirrels.

Facilities:

The campground consists of three loops with 101 electrical sites and a primitive loop with 16 tent-only sites; all sites have picnic tables and grills.

Amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and paved roads.

Nearby Attractions:

Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery is minutes from the campground and is open to the public. A visitor center, complete with five 400-gallon aquariums, provides great opportunities to view the fish of North Dakota in their environment.

Booking Window

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Wed Sep 03 2014 - Sun Mar 01 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Wed Sep 03 2014 - Sun Mar 01 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Mon Sep 29 2014
Walk In Fri May 01 2015 Thu May 14 2015
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Spigot
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Sep 29 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00
Walk In Season
May 01 2015 -
May 14 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.48222, -101.42611
47°28'56"N, 101°25'34"W

From Bismarck, North Dakota, take Highway 83 north and turn left on Highway 200 west toward Riverdale. After crossing the Spillway Bridge, take a left on Tow Road. At bottom intersection of the dam, turn left and go 1/4 mile east, then turn right onto the campground access road.

From Minot, North Dakota, take Highway 83 south and turn right onto Highway 48. At intersection, turn right onto Highway 200 west toward Riverdale. After crossing the Spillway Bridge, take a left on Tow Road. At bottom intersection of the dam, turn left and go 1/4 mile east, then turn right onto the campground access road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DOWNSTREAM CAMPGROUND
Hatchery Road
RIVERDALE  ND  58565-0527

Phone Number:

Information:  (701)654-7701