Downstream Campground

Army Corps Of Engineers

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Hatchery Road
Hazen, ND 58545
701-654-7411
701-654-7440
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 47.4824, -101.426

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 117
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1696 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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3bars
AT&T 3G
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JLFotomeister
Conneaut Lake, PA
25 Sprinter Winnebago 24 G
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 61

JLFotomeister would stay here again

“Plenty to Do with Great Hosts!”

Reviewed Oct 07, 2017

Overall Rating

We were fortunate to snag one of the last sites at the Downstream Campground on Friday night of the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. The Downstream Campground is located on the Missouri River below the Garrison Dam of Lake Sakakawea.
In 3 loops, they have a total of 101 modern campsites, each with a nice picnic table, grill fire pit and electric hookup. Also a sanitary dump at the entrance and fresh water fillup, as well as 16 primitive campsites. They had ice and firewood for sale at the check-in.
The 30 campsites in Loop 1 are very close together, not much privacy and families with kids congregate here.
Loops 2 and 3 have about 70 additional sites that are reservable. all sites are paved and most are level. the sites in Loop 2 are more widespread. We lucked out on Site 61 in Loop 2 which was so long and level that we could have backed in in our 25 footer and still had room for a tow and a boat!
There are several water spigots spaced arund the loop, including the primitive sites. Also 2 playgrounds, horseshoes and volleyball. (Horseshoe and volleyball equipment is available for checkout at the office.) Lots of families with kids, bikes and many folks had boats.
The Garrison Dam and Fish Hatchery were a nice bike ride and the road lead to several parking lots which had views of the lake. We pedaled out to the airstrip on gravel and back on the road for a nice 12 mile ride in the evening. There are several gravel hiking trails with parking, very well maintained and clean.
The Fish Hatchery was massive with 24 shallow ponds, unfortunately not in service in fall. Lots of high intensity power lines assoiated with the power generation facility but not visible from the campground.
The camp hosts were super friendly and tried their best to find us a spot for Saturday night, since everything else we tried was booked for the holiday weekend.
Very quiet at night and we were awakened by the sounds of the owls calling.
The bathrooms were very clean, well lighted and heated with 2 toilets and 2 showers each for men and women and one handicapped.
The camp host stopped by in the morning to tell us that they ahd a cancellation and we would be welcome to stay another night provided we moved to a different spot. However we had already decided to move on and take our chances near the badlands.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 3G

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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • volleyball
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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