Dickinson Reservoir - Patterson Lake Rec Area


Dickinson, North Dakota
Phone: (701) 456-2074

Sites: 20
Recent Rate: $12 8/2013

Latitude: 46.8667056482259
Longitude: -102.852049569592

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Great price for seniors. Negative: 12 trains went by overnight. A nearby crossing meant many train horns during the night. Otherwise, ok. We stayed one night. We camped at Dickinson Reservoir - Patterson Lake Rec Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Adequate campsite; unfortunately, North Dakota has a housing issue and workers come and go all hours of the day and night. Don't plan on sleeping through the night due to 2-4 trains blasting their horns every night. However, the people at the park were very nice, and the lilacs smelled wonderful. The playground was excellent and my kids enjoyed themselves. We camped at Dickinson Reservoir - Patterson Lake Rec Area in a Tent Trailer.

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James Barr

Review Count: 117
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We came across this campground, by accident, while looking for an RV Park in Dickinson. This is a public campground operated by Dickinson Park Department for the Department of Interior. It is within a park on Patterson Lake and to our dislike along a major rail line. The electric and water sites are parallel and 100 feet from the rail line. The train traffic was frequent during the night. The entrance to park is next to the RV campground so with each passing train there is an abundance of trains sounding their horn. We had a 50 amp site, which was not level. The site pads are just dirt with a weedy ground cover and shrubs between sites. There are some unkempt seasonal trailers occupying a few sites. The restrooms were horrible and we elected not to use them to protect our health. We will avoid staying here in the future. We camped at Dickinson Reservoir - Patterson Lake Rec Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 132
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Signs were good coming from the west except for the last one; the arrow looked like a 45 degree turn ahead slanting to the left when it is actually a 90 degree left turn right there. It is a nice campground. No highway noise. Nice lake views. Trains: one track in the distance on the north side of I-94, second track 50 yards from campground. Trains on the closer track go by fast and sound like they are coming right through the window, but fortunately few went by at night. We camped at Dickinson Reservoir - Patterson Lake Rec Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

NICE, level, partial shade at all sites with 10' lilac bushes to each side (~25' x60') of sites for privacy. Also 40+' shade trees to the back of sites with table and fire rings. Sites face the lake. Golden Age (America the Beautiful) pass honored; 1/2 price is $9. Water, 30A electric, no sewer, but dump station convenient to sites. Restrooms and showers needed TLC but park grounds were immaculate. Boating, fishing, and swim beach are within walk distance. Park for kids and group picnic site. Much better than other campgrounds on river that we toured in area. My computer cell card was very slow and sketchy, but available closer to town if you need it. Accident ruined signs last year, so from the I-94 bus loop take Hwy 10 (on SW side of I-94 loop) go about 1 mile. (It's past the G&Fish sign.) Turn left just after the Diesel repair shop and in front of the N-S row of houses. You'll being going South; passing just to the West side of the CHS tall silo (easy landmark). Cross the RR track (be careful is it a busy RR!) and you are there. It is REALLY not that hard, plus big rigs can get turned around most any place in case you take the wrong left like we did! We camped at Dickinson Reservoir - Patterson Lake Rec Area in a Motorhome.

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