1 Park near Pick City, North Dakota
Sep 2015 - $22.00
This campground has 249 first-come first-served sites and offers both electric/water hookups for $25 per night and non-hookup sites for $17 per night. Every site has a picnic table and a fire ring. This campground is pet-friendly. The pads in the non-hookup loop (we were in Fishing Point) are grassy and not entirely level, but easily workable with a few blocks.
The non-hookup loops and dump station area have potable water and threaded faucets. The water itself tasted a little funky during our stay, but it wasn't bad. The on-premises dump station is very large and surprisingly clean with four lanes for your dumping pleasure. Be warned if you stay here on a holiday weekend and need to dump-leave early or be prepared to wait.
During our stay the grounds were clean and well maintained. The grass was cut and the roads were free of major pot holes. The rangers came by every few hours to make sure everything was okay. Unfortunately, they didn't seem intent on enforcing the rules, as a quite a few of them drove by our neighbors who had all three of their dogs (and all four of their toddlers) off-leash and mostly unsupervised for the entire weekend.
We had excellent cell and data reception with 4 solid bars of Verizon LTE and 5 bars of Verizon 3G. We were able to stream videos and run updates the entire time we were there and had no interruption in service.
We often avoid state parks because they sometimes charge extra fees in addition to their camping fees. This place is no exception. Non-hookup sites are listed at $17, but you are also charged an additional $5 day-use pass per vehicle. But for a lakeside campground with amenities, the total nightly cost is still very reasonable. We'd easily stay there again the next time we are in the area. - technogypsies
May 2013 - $20.00
This is a very nice state park. I have been coming here for many years, and they keep the park very clean. It can get a bit noisy on busy weekends, but due to budget cuts, they are short staffed and will try to tend to the problem. The roads are all paved inside the park and the sites are gravel. The water is from the rural water system so it is very good water. - fourpaws80
Aug 2012 - $25.00
Another of North Dakota's great state parks. I was not sure how to answer the "waterfront" question. I stayed in the Van Hook Loop and I had a site where I could walk down a trail right down to the water as well as a "view" of the lake. I'm going to leave the answer at "no" but I'm going to say that at my site (#5 in Van Hook Loop) I have "better than a view" but not quite "waterfront." Although there isn't a lot of privacy between sites, there is good spacing between sites. You can eat on your picnic table without being in the next site's "back yard." Plenty of acreage at each site. If you don't have a satellite, you get great digital reception of networks and PBS TV channels over the air. Verizon Air Card had blazing speed at 3G. Verizon cell phone had good reception. Restrooms were very clean. And, as another reviewer posted, rangers/staff always running around doing something. In North Dakota, if you have the annual pass, you only pay $20. I had to pay $25. Had a very relaxing stay. - DXSMac