Hankinson Hills Campground

Sheyenne National Grassland

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89th Street Southeast
Hankinson, ND 58041
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GPS: 46.1202, -96.9666

Last Price Paid: $6
Number of Sites: 15
Elevation: 1076 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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Subaru Outback
48 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 5

SubaruVagabond would stay here again

“Quiet, Clean, Cheap, Wonderful”

Reviewed Jun 26, 2016

Overall Rating

I loved this campground. It was constantly quiet, very clean, and just a joy to stay at! There is a really cool 8 mile loop of a trail connected to the campground that is very enjoyable, and the limited amenities otherwise were all in lovely shape.

With that said, let me get my one and only gripe out of the way... I stayed in mid June. It was lovely, and I decided to go hike that 8 mile trail one afternoon. Such a wonderful idea. I enjoyed it tons. Until I got back to camp, covered in ticks. Several had latched on to me, and even more were crawling all over my clothes. I ended up fighting this tick infestation the rest of the time that I was here. I bailed mostly just to deal with the ticks better elsewhere. Ticks suck!

That said, everything is lovely. It is a long dirt road from either the North or South. But those roads were all in excellent condition, and I saw all kinds of sized vehicles on them. The South is a little more obvious, once you enter the National Grassland than the North, because you just be sure to keep going straight, and it will be on your left. The North, the road forks right at the beginning of the Grassland. Make sure you are on the better road from that fork, or you will just about circle the whole grassland to get to the camp, and on a road that could be difficult for many vehicles. I'm making way more of a fus out of it than is really necessary, but know this: Google Maps does not accurately portray the roads.

This is located pretty far out in the boonies. Hankinson is just a small town without too much, and the closest town at that. I ended up going into Wahpeton, about 30 minutes drive away, multiple times for supplies. I didn't mind doing that at all, so didn't really pay attention to what Hankinson does have, to be honest.

While I was there, a ranger came through and cleaned everything. When I got there, everything was already very clean, though, and I really didn't add anything, myself. It's just remarkably clean!

Most of the site's are smaller, but there's at least a couple that should work for larger rigs to some point. Sites in the front section, I didn't pay attention to much, because I wanted the partial shade that could be found in the back 9. In the back 9, there is also a group camping site and day use area.

You can faintly hear a train roll through a little ways away, but it is very faint and not that frequent. Sometimes, a car might drive through, and some people come through to hit up the trails. It's remarkably quiet!

By default, I got some decent 3G on Verizon. Some sites would get an iffy LTE. With the booster, I got a consistent Verizon LTE that I was overall happy with. For TMobile, I got roaming in well on AT&T, but I didn't use it at all. TMobile's coverage map shows their LTE if you have a newer phone than what I'm still stuck with, but I'm missing their newer frequencies on mine so can't comment.

Come check this one out, if you're in the area! It's a beautiful little national grassland area, with wonderful hiking and a diverse grassland and woodland ecosystem. I saw all kinds of wildlife, and the star gazing was great, too. I'll definitely stay here if coming through the area again!

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


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