Top 3 Camping spots in Bottineau County

A camping style for every preference

Whether your goal is to escape the hustle-bustle or reconnect with friends and family, Bottineau County has camping opportunities for all. Bottineau County is home to camping of all kinds, from primitive backwoods areas to well-groomed campgrounds with water and electricity, and even cabin rentals!

Camping can be a great weekend escape from the “real world” to get some fresh air and relaxation. Your getaway can be as active or relaxed as you wish. Check out these options for a location that’s sure to make your trip wonderful!

Private and relaxing – Strawberry Lake Campground

For those seeking a private getaway, Strawberry Lake Campground is located just South East of Mystic Horizons, off Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway (ND-43). The area is home to a primitive campground along with back country campsites for those willing to make the trek!

Strawberry Lake is located within Turtle Mountain State Forest and has miles of multi-use trails for hiking and biking. The lake has its own fishing pier and boat launch for fun on the water! The campground is located about 8 miles West of Lake Metigoshe. Remember to pack the essentials, as these sites do not have water or electricity available.

Fun and adventurous – Lake Metigoshe

Lake Metigoshe State Park is a great place for families in search of activities and adventure. The park has over 100 campsites, and most of which have electricity and water available.  For activities, canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing and boating are just the beginning!

Washegun and Maid O’ Moonshine are the largest campgrounds in the park, and both feature water and electricity access directly on site. Other primitive options include North Star, North Hill, and South Hill, each located on the West side of the park near Lake Metigoshe. Cabin and yurt rentals are also available, and the area is home to many great restaurants!

Close and connected – Tommy Turtle Park

For those traveling to the area for shopping, events, or visiting family, Tommy Turtle Park is conveniently located within the city of Bottineau near the welcome center. 13 large sites are available in the park, offering access to water, electricity, and sewer.

This location gives campers the best of both worlds, with shops and restaurants within walking distance and the lakes & other outdoor activities a short driveaway. The International Peace Gardens are also just over 30 minutes away!