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Lake Sakakawea State Park

Pick City, North Dakota


781 42 1/2 Ave NW
Pick City, North Dakota 58545
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 192
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 47.52636
Longitude: -101.45050

Elevation: 1880' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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9 Reviews

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We were looking for a place to spend a couple of quiet days. We're self contained and don't use the facilities except for an occasional shower. We camped here on the weekend before Labor Day.

This is a large, beautiful campground on a peninsula in Lake Sakakawea. There are several distinct loops throughout the park. We stayed at Fishing Point which is primitive: no hookups. The sites are huge, grassy, no shade and all are right on the lake. The sites were not full over the weekend. The Far Loop sites are also primitive and most are large with good views. The Elbow Loop has large, gravel pad sites and water/electric. Sites along the perimeter have nice views. Some are pull throughs. Some of the Van Hook sites had nice views. The Sanish Loop had water/electric and had mostly long, narrow sites and felt crowded.

The park is meticulously maintained. The staff was helpful and friendly. Despite signs, there was no usable wifi. There's good ATT and Verizon cell coverage. We camped at Lake Sakakawea State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
244
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The park is a hub for boating. There are small boats for rent. There are hiking trails throughout the park and a swimming beach.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Lake Sakakawea State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
249 - Fishing Point
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is a marina on premises, which is great if you have a boat or are just in the mood for a couple of quick snacks or drinks. They sell sodas, chips, candy, ice cream, and will heat up frozen pizzas on request.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Lake Sakakawea State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Lake Sakakawea State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park. Our first state park visit in North Dakota and we are impressed. Park is really large with large RV spaces as well. Showers and restrooms some of the cleanest we have saw. Staff always out mowing and cleaning up. Rates are great. $17 for non electric and $20 for electric. Lots of things for the kids to do here also. They just built a new 5 stall dump station (free if staying at park). Park Rangers always driving around and friendly to talk to. Felt very safe. Lots of trees for shade and many spaces are on the lake. We camped at Lake Sakakawea State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. We had the place almost to ourselves (overnighting, midweek), so we chose a spot overlooking the lake/dam and had a nice surprise--huge orange full moon rose right over the lake for us. Good trails, but wish there had been one over to the marina/store. We would definitely stay here again, and stay longer so as to enjoy the beach (it was a bit chilly to use when we were there). We camped at Lake Sakakawea State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Great park with many sites with view of the lake. Sites are large and grassy, little shade and they are open. Swimming beach could do with a little work, but we enjoyed the time in the water never the less. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises over the water, and a boaters paradise. Great park, and we will be back for a little longer next time. We camped at Lake Sakakawea State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful park. There are may sites with a view of Lake Sakakawea, but none are "on" the lake. The sites are large and well separated, and grassy. The pads are pretty level, but did require some small adjustment. There is very little shade, but that is the nature of the great planes and not something that one can fault the park for. we would definitely camp here again. We camped at Lake Sakakawea State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

We loved it but be prepared for wind off of the lake . View is fantastic with great sunrises and sunsets. We camped at Lake Sakakawea State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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