Tobacco Gardens Resort & Marina

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4781 Hwy 1806
Watford City, ND 58854
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GPS: 48.1043, -103.1038

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 120
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1868 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Ratings Summary

Site Quality

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Verizon 3G
Verizon Voice Only
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Watford City, ND
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 39

NDNomad would stay here again

“Easy going relaxed Summer fun”

Reviewed Mar 27, 2016

Overall Rating

Tobacco Gardens Resort & Marina is situated on the Southern side of Lake Sakakawea in a large bay. At Tobacco Gardens. Head North from Watford City on Highway 1806 approximately 29 miles to the end of the pavement. You enter on a long paved entrance right to the C-store and Restaurant where check-in is a breeze. The friendly staff will greet you almost immediately. All the information will be given to you and they will not waste any time getting you on your way to your campsite. Before you head to the site stop behind the building and fill up your fresh water tanks with softened water from the tap and provided hose. Getting to your campsite you loop around a paved road and may have to get back onto the highway to go to the North campground or a short jaunt down a gravel path will get you to your spot. There is availability for anyone here from a tent to a 40' Class A. You will not be disappointed with the power at these locations they have all been updated to support two 15 amp, 1 30amp, and 1 50 amp receptacle. Power only at all locations. I chose three stars for Site Quality due to them being grass only. When it is raining it doesn't seem to get that muddy though. Because this campground is on Corps of Engineers land like most of the other campgrounds on Lake Sakakawea max consecutive days is 14. If you sign up for a lottery drawing you can score a seasonal site for the summer, May through October for $200/month, must be able to stay overnight at least once per week to qualify. Unlike other campgrounds on Lake Sakakawea Tobacco Gardens has it all. Restaurant, C-store, Boat ramp, Fuel station for boats, boat slips, Water, Dump station, fish cleaning station, vault toilets, ice, bait, fishing supplies, large storage available for $50 a month, Multiple Cabins, full restrooms with showers, vault toilets, fire pits, firewood available but check on local burn bans please they are all too common! miles of shore access for great fishing, common catch is Northern Pike up to 22+ lbs, great Walleye, and catfish. Also near Tobacco Gardens is the Birnt Hills Trail. Part of the Lewis and Clark experience. There is a covered area with information on the area and Lewis and Clarks expedition, also a trail. (I'm sorry I do not know much about the trail)

For the cellular review I do not use a booster, and any other carrier than Verizon does not work out there. Also wifi is available in the restaurant/c-store and the RV spots behind the restaurant. Most sites do not have wifi. Must ask for a password.

I don't seem to have many great photos of Tobacco Gardens, Check out these videos I have from there if the links work

Video review

6-15-15 fishing on Lake Sakakawea, you can see a couple fish jump during video

Memorial day 2015, just calm water!



Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE
Verizon 3G
Verizon Voice Only

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • wifi: free
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • general store
  • restaurant
  • restrooms: onsite
  • trash
  • pets


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