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Camping in North Dakota: RV Camping in Lake Ashtabula

Updated on May 15, 2013

Bordering Lake Ashtabula, located 60 miles east of Fargo are three lake camping sites. At the lake is Baldhill Dam used for the region’s water supply and flood control. With the surrounding wooded area and the lake, there is no shortage of activities making this a great family camping spot. From bird watching to fishing to snowmobiling in the winter, campers can easily keep active no matter the season. Like all federally managed campsites, dogs are allowed at each of these sites so the family pooch can camp with you. Take Interstate 94 and exit at 292 to get to any of the Lake Ashtabula campgrounds.

East Ashtabula Crossing Campground

Designed for RV park camping, a majority of the East Ashtabula Crossing Campground campsites have electrical hookups and are large enough for RVs. This lake camping site is well designed for family camping with beach access, a playground, restaurant, fishing, picnic areas, flush toilets, showers and trails. Most sites are shaded. Each campsite varies as to maximum allowable equipment length, with the longest site accommodating up to 84 feet. Pull-through sites are not available, as all sites are back in only.

Eggerts Landing Campground

Located just a few miles south of East Ashtabula Crossing is Eggerts Landing Campground. This campground is similar in size with about 40 campsites, most large enough for any RV. Within the campsite are flush toilets and showers. Within walking distance is the beach, hiking trails, a fishing pier, restaurant, playground and boat ramp. The longest campsite has an 80-foot maximum equipment length. Sites here are also all back in only will no pull through sites. Two sites are designated for disabled occupants only. 

Mel Rieman Campground and Recreation Area

Mel Rieman Campground and Recreation Area is the smallest and most southern lake camping spot along Lake Ashtabula. These campsites also sit nearest Baldhill Dam. With just 27 sites, and only 15 of those with electrical hookups, you’ll want to book early to get a preferred spot. All the same amenities and activities are also available here such as showers, flush toilets, swimming, fishing, boating and a playground. The longest site has a maximum equipment length of 77 feet (disabled occupants only) and several sites are pull-through.


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