Spend your summer exploring North Dakota by camping at some of the best state park campgrounds. 

Camping is a great way to spend the summer months with your family and friends. Take advantage of what our state has to offer by planning a trip to one of these great camping locations that offer trails, views, fishing and more.

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    Grahams Island State Park

    Grahams Island State Park is on the largest natural lake in North Dakota, Devils Lake.

    With a boat ramp and bait shop located right on site, it provides campers with some of the best fishing in North Dakota.

    Take a break from all the fishing and check out the rest of the campground by hiking two different trails.

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    Lake Sakakawea State Park

    Lake Sakakawea State Park is located along the south shore of Lake Sakakawea outside of Pick City.

    If you love to fish, LSSP is a great location. Two boat ramps are available which gives you direct access to the best salmon fishing on the lake.

    A full service marina is available which includes a convenience store, fishing guide services and boat/camper storage.

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    Cross Ranch State Park

    Cross Ranch State Park is on the Missouri River southeast of Washburn.

    Explore the primitive site by hiking the trails that show off the land's natural beauty. There are canoes available for rent and a boat ramp for those who would prefer to explore by water.

    The Missouri provides walleye, pike and bass for campers wanting to fish.


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    Lewis and Clark State Park

    The far western, upper end of Lake Sakakawea is home to the Lewis and Clark State Park.

    The view is what makes this park one of the best in North Dakota. The breathtaking Badlands become a backdrop to the large lake.

    Many people enjoy the the swimming beach with washed sand. There is also a store stocked with food and camping necessities.

    Walleye, Sauger and Northern Pike can be caught in this part of Lake Sakakawea. What makes fishing here unique is the possibility of catching the Pallid Sturgeon or the prehistoric-looking Paddlefish.

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    Fort Stevenson State Park

    Fort Stevenson State Park occupies a peninsula on Lake Sakakawea south of Garrison.

    This site is home to the North Dakota Governor's Cup Fishing Derby making it a fisherman's favorite spot.

    When you are not on the water there are plenty of fun activities. There are interpretive trails, a visitor center and a prairie dog town to keep the whole family entertained.

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