DOWNSTREAM CAMPGROUND, ND Campground Reservation, Info, Images, Map, Directions

DOWNSTREAM CAMPGROUND, North Dakota Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Listen

Directions

  • 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.

Phone

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: FROM MAY 15 – SEPT 15: 701-654-7440; FROM SEPT 16 – MAY 14: 701-654-7411. FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL 877-444-6777.

Activities

BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, CANOEING, BIRDING, CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, SCENIC DRIVE, BACKPACKING, AMPHITHEATER

Keywords

DOW2,GARRISON DAM LAKE

Related Link(s)

Rec Area Info & Images

North Dakota State Tourism

North Dakota State Road Conditions

Overview

The Downstream Campground is located on the East bank of the Missouri River below the Garrison Dam, which forms Lake Sakakawea. The area offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, sailing, scuba diving, bird watching, and hunting. In the winter time the area offers a cross country ski trails and bow hunting opportunities.  

For more information, please visit the Garrision Dam & Lake Sakakawea website here

Recreation

The Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea offers excellent boating, fishing, and hunting opportunities.

Several state record fish have been caught down below the Garrison Dam on the Missouri River Tailrace and in Lake Sakakawea. Anglers fish for walleye, sauger, northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, white bass, large mouth and small mouth bass. Chinook salmon can be also found in the lake, the only body of water in the state with this species. The best catfishing around is found directly below Garrison Dam on the Missouri River.

Younger visitors love the three playgrounds in the campground, while the volleyball courts and horseshoe pits are enjoyed by campers of all ages. There is an amphiteater located in the campground which offers events for families with kids. Saturday nights usually show a outdoor movie and offer games or ranger staff to provide a interpretive program. The nearby trout fishing pond has a fishing pier for easy access along miles of hiking and biking trails leading to the National Fish Hatchery for hours of family filled fun!

The Riverdale State Wildlife Management Area is also located directly across the campground and offers great hunting opportunities, its 2,250 wooded acres are open to hunting for deer, pheasants, sharp-tail grouse, cottontail rabbits, and tree squirrels during open seasons.

Facilities

The campground consists of three loops with 98 electrical sites with either a 50/30/20 amp or 30/20 amp service and one loop for primitive camping with 16 primitive campsites; all sites have picnic tables and grills. Several amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water, a fill and dump station, paved roads, paved sites, playground equipment, volleyball, and horseshoe pits.

Natural Features

The campground is located in a beautiful nautral cottonwood forest and is situated along the Missouri River with open grassy areas. Walk along the sand dunes along the Missouri River or the miles of walking trails leading to the National Fish Hatchery and trout fishing pond.

Nearby Attractions

Reservation

More from CampingHiking.net:

FLATWOODS GROUP PICNIC AREA, Virginia Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Listen Directions From Coeburn, VA, go south on State Route 72 for 2.3 miles. The Flatwoods Picnic Area will be on the right (west) side of Route 72. Phone 276-679-8370 Activities BIKING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, DAY USE AREA, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCENIC DRIVE Keywords Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Virginia

TIMBER BUTTE CABIN, Oregon Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Listen Directions Total mileage from Lowell to Timber Butte Cabin is 19 miles. From Interstate 5 (I-5), take Highway 58 East (Exit 188) and travel for 13 miles toward Oakridge. Turn left off of Highway 58 at the Lowell covered bridge and proceed toward the town of Lowell. At the

FORD CABIN, Montana Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Listen Directions From Columbia Falls, travel north on Nucleus Avenue until the road ends at the intersection of Railroad Street. Turn right (east) on Railroad Street. Continue on Railroad Street; it becomes the North Fork Road. Continue north on the North Fork Road for 45 miles. Turn right on Road