Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $10.00
If you love water sports this is a must stop. $10.00 per night with Senior Gold Pass. 50amp and 30 amp sites available. Dump available. Very dog friendly, swam dogs at boat ramp on Bass Lake. They keep a loop available for overnight drop ins, get in early. Site #62 worked for our Direct TV. Office staff very helpful.Will stop again. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.
We've never stayed at a COE park before. This one was great. Spacious sites with no one on our passenger side at all. Electric 50 amp only. No water or sewer. Quiet and peaceful. There are great walking, paved walking paths around the park to see the lake, birds, wildlife (deer), wildflowers, or exercise. No Wi-Fi. Water pressure was fine. Men's showers were too used and old for me. One toilet only for men. When I informed the host that there was no TP, he told me it was taken regularly by children to start their fires. Nice place. We'd come again. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Make sure you take in the Visitor's Center and the Dam tour.
Vary nice Park will be back to stay again. Wide open spots. Restrooms need some updating but I would say they are good enough, you are camping not staying at a SPA. They need to trim some of the old branches next to the RV spots. All of us enjoyed the walking path. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Tips for other Campers:
Take in the tour of the Dam, Glasgow is a nice town, also drive up to Saint Marie ( old Air Force Base) then you can cross that one off the Bucket List. Will be Back !!!
We were assigned to the "No Reservations" area to site 63. After setting up it started to rain lightly and shortly thereafter the 30 amp circuit breaker popped and could not be reset. Since we don't need 30 amps I tried the 15 amp ... same thing. I then cabled over to site #62 to the 50 amp and all was well. So after talking to the host, moved to site 62. I suspect the problem is water/resistance related. l asked about AT&T signal there and was told probably not, and Verizon would be spotty. Nevertheless since I had tiny intermittent signal on my Nexus 5 phone I set up a Wilson Amplifier outside, ran a cable inside to an amplifier and small antenna and we had Internet for the rest of our stay. My dollar of course, since it was using my data. However ... this is vacation and this is where I want to stay. The sites are immaculate and water spigots are close by. The walking trail I loved ... around the perimeter of the park, about 2.3 miles and perfect for dog walking. We camped at Downstream COE in a Travel Trailer.
Tips for other Campers:
Walk over to the Interpretive Center .... easy walk.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $8.00
Rate is with Senior Pass. Our GPS misdirected us but we eventually arrived at the campground. The campground is about 14 miles from US-2. Downstream COE is in a very nice location on the Fort Peck reservoir. The park staff was very helpful. The sites are paved with lots of room between neighbors. There are several paved hiking paths within the campground. We would have enjoyed several days here, but it was just an overnight stay on this trip. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.
Great park with large and well spaced sites. Satellite and Verizon air card and cell service was adequate but not super fast. Trees were trimmed high and hosts were very friendly. 1500 miles of lake shoreline to explore. There is a two lane dump station just to the right as you leave the campground entrance. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Great COE campground! Friendly hosts, very large and well spaced sites with 30/50 electric. Water available throughout the park but not at the sites. Some restrooms were vault and some were flush with showers. Lots of shade trees but lots of open space too. No water access from the CG but multiple access close by. The CG sits below the dam and is within walking distance to the lovely visitors center. As a side, the town of Fort Peck has a wonderful summer theater that is very well attended. There are also a variety of FREE campsites around the waters edge down stream. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $16.00
Beautiful COE park with miles of hiking trails and water access for boating and fishing. Our site was huge, beautifully treed and extremely comfortable. Lots of bugs so remember the bug spray and mosquito coils. There are no water or sewer hook-ups, but potable water is available for filling your tanks and a dump station is located just down the road from the park. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.
A great Corp Of Engineers park, great price with senior pass. Park has a blacktop bike trail around the park, great riding. Park is beautiful, the power house tour is great. Sites are large and not close to each other. Bathrooms and showers are very clean. The only down fall is that there is only 2 showers in each of the two bathrooms, not much room for so many sites. I would stay here again, if I am ever in this area, just need to upgrade the shower situation. We camped at Downstream COE in a Travel Trailer.
Another great Army Corps of Engineers Dam Campsite. It was a weekend early in the season, so it was not crowded. Lots of families enjoying the weekend. It was quiet enough to hear the birds and the hum of the power plant a mile away. Facilities were clean and well kept as typical. With senior pass, the rate is great. We would recommend to anyone. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $9.00
$9 w/senior pass. Beautiful campground with boating and fishing. Roads and sites are paved with concrete pads for picnic tables and fire rings. There are miles of paved bike paths, and fishing docks. Bathhouse was clean. Had a few antenna TV channels, and AT&T cell was ok. You can tour the power plant at the dam. The group facilities are wonderful, and they have playgrounds. You have electric only with water in central locations. The dump station is on the way to the check station all level and paved. The camp host was very knowledgeable of the park and the area: friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.
Nice roomy COE campground with just electric (50/30 amp). Sites were level and deep--most 45 feet plus. Its easier to get your water before you come in. The water and dump is just past the campground west on Route 24. Tough to get weekends, locals book them early, but quiet during the week. Good fishing. Helpful host. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $9.00
Fort Peck Project Downstream Campground & Kiwanis Park is best found by GPS searching Ft Peck Dam, the Fort Peck Interpretive Center/Power House or coordinates 48.00889N / 106.42889W. It is a remote, quiet, picturesque campground with only a limited number of sites providing 50 Amps. All sites are without water or sewer but water stations are available throughout the campground along with toilet facilities. Surprisingly our Verizon cell signal was strong since we were on extended network after leaving North Dakota. If you camp here, come with all your toys and provisions (the host couple is here for the great fishing: his words) as grocery stores are 10 – 15 miles away. It is a nice campground, especially during the weekends, with bike/walking trails through the various campground loops. Reservations are a must or you risk being turned away. We camped here on the Senior/Golden Age Pass rate and would camp here again. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.
Less than average COE campground. Large sites and spaced well. Flying bugs were awful. Lots of standing water. Arrived Monday to a less than 1/4 full campground and asked for a first-come first-serve site for a week. Was told that only 4 sites were available because 3/4 of the unused first-come first-serve sites were reserved for the weekend. Beware! You can be bumped from your first-come first-serve site because it may be reserved! We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground, quiet, close to the lakes and interpretive center, hiking paths. It doesn't have sewer, but does have a dump. It doesn't have water at the site, but you can fill your tank there. The web says biggest length is 45 feet, but once we were here, workers said we can fit 60ft. There were gnats, but they are seasonal, and there is a Buggins spray for them. Had Verizon phone service. Nice town to check out, plus Fort Peck Theater. We camped at Downstream COE in a Fifth Wheel.