Burning Coal Vein Campground

Little Missouri National Grassland

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E River Rd. Amidon, ND 58620 701-227-7800 701-989-7300 Official Website

GPS: 46.598, -103.4434

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Overview of Burning Coal Vein Campground

Number of Sites 10

Elevation 2,493 ft / 759 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Watford City, ND
5 reviews
“Small rustic horse camp on Forest Service land”

Reviewed 5/7/2017

Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 4
Overall Rating

Great small campground. The roads in the Forest Service land had been freshly covered with skoria rock and graded. As you drive closer and closer to the campground the land changed from vast flat farmlands to a badlands feel, then a few more miles in you start to see river and Juniper trees. It felt as though for a brief moment I was driving through the black hills. This made this trip feel like even more a reprieve from the daily life in Western North Dakota. None of the sites had cell service on my Verizon iPhone 7 plus, and there was no WiFi available. It was not needed for this trip, but if you are a work from RV person it is not a total loss. There is a short drive from the campground to a lookout there you can get multiple bars on Verizon. it was good enough to not have to buffer YouTube videos on my laptop through mobile hot spot on my phone. I visited this campground in April and they did not have the water pump handle on the hand pumped well so I could not get any fresh water. It does not say on the USFS website that the water is unavailable, but I brought in water so it was not a big deal, and I doubt I could have rigged their hand pump well to pump water into my tank anyway for transfer to RV. The nearest dump site I know of is in Belfield, ND or Medora, ND. Overall This place is exactly what it says it is. I took one star away from Site Quality because the sites were not too level, and there looks like a couple that would be hard to get into with an RV. I would say spot 4 is the only site long enough for 30' to 40' RV the rest of the sites you should probably stay under 30' This campground is also a trailhead for the maah daah hey trail for walking and horseback riding so there will be visitors just for the day and for overnights with horses and mules. Check out youtube.com/ndnomad1 for more pictures from the areas in videos.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

NDNomad would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets


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