20 is nightly fee but there is a $4 reservation fee and a daily vehicle permit fee. $54.00 for two nights and it was worth it. Park was virtually empty as we stayed on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Great playgrounds in several areas of the park. Big Rig friendly (our 40' motorhome fit well). Would have been a 10 if the water wasn't located at the back of the rig and we needed a short extension. You can swim in the lake and picnic on the tables nearby under the trees. This park is just beautiful. No sewer but there is a dump. At this time they are doing construction at the main entrance. You will need to take a gravel/dusty detour but the park is worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The good news is every RV site is a pull through! The bad news is the shared water faucets. If you can get a spot in the West loop (which is 100% first come first serve), you get your own water faucet. Both the South Loop (100% reservations only) and the North Loop (part first come, first serve, part reservation only) have shared water faucets, one faucet between every other site. You will need 50 feet, maybe more, of hose. But the good news is there are two water faucets on the shared pole. So, you won't have to negotiate with your neighbor over using a splitter. Water irritation aside, this is a great park! The spacing between each site is adequate, the acreage per spot is adequate. There are plenty of trees for shade. Although every spot is a pull through, the bad news is the spots on the right of the driving road are easy to get into. The spots on the left of the driving road require either that you make a 180 degree U-Turn to get in, or that you turn around and approach the site from the other direction. Basically, this means you can drive both directions on the driving road, but the driving road is not wide enough for two lane driving. YIKES! The third alternative is that you can just pull in with a left turn, and put up with the hookups being on the "wrong" side. There are some "double" sites for buddy camping in each loop. If you can get one of those, the "shared" water faucets are more conveniently located. There is a beautiful primitive tent area with adequate spacing and adequate shade for tents. There are also three "park here, hike it in there" tent sites near the lake. You don't have to hike too far. Those sites have the best shade. Swimming pool had been marked "yes," but I changed it to "no." There is no swimming pool, but there is a "no lifeguard" swimming area in the lake. Also, plenty of playgrounds for children. During the summer, there is a concession stand with pizza and ice cream on weekends only. If you have the North Dakota annual pass, the rate is $20. Without the pass it's $25. Good TV reception of a few channels over the antenna. Good reception with Verizon cellular modem, cell phone, and "Home Phone Connect" service. I would love to give this park a 10, but the shared water faucets requiring 50 feet or more of hose, and the "not wide enough for two lane driving but two lane driving is still allowed" driving road make me only give it an 8. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very well maintained State Park. The lake is a man made lake and therefore is not the biggest body of water and it's popular with people looking to water-ski, jet-ski etc. All the sites in the main campground are pull through sites and are of good size with grassy areas on each site. The park has 3 different modern washroom buildings in the campground area. So well laid out and maintained the park is very enjoyable. Almost so much so that it's becoming tougher and tougher to even get sites during the summer weekends. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful place, the museum and trails are great. It's big enough to use the bikes and don't forget the Pembook Museum across the road with many, many restored vehicles and tractors. Would return in a heartbeat. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very beautiful campground that is kept up immaculately. Swimming beach is great for the kids. Very impressive fishing pier with railings around it (keeps young kids at bay) and quite a few small perch that keeps kids interested. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful area. Good fishing. Swimming area in the lake. Some newly developed areas have small trees but older areas have lots of shade. Good campfire areas. Kids can ride their bikes to go swimming or fishing. We camped here in a camper.