Aerial view of Blacktail Dam

Blacktail Dam


The park at Blacktail Dam is located about 25 miles north of Williston and offers camping, picnic areas, boating, and several playgrounds. There is also a 9 hole golf course located on the north side of the park.



  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing Platform
  • Ice - for sale onsite (cash, coin, credit and debit accepted)
  • Picnic Pavilions
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • RV Dump Station
  • Coin-Operated Showers
  • Water potable and non-potable

Additional Information


All motorized and non-motorized watercraft are allowed.


The Blacktail Dam Golf Course is a 9 hole, par 3 course located on the north side of the park. A $5 donation is suggested. Please bring your own clubs, balls, and tees. A bathroom and a picnic shelter are located by the 1st tee. Download the course map here.


Campfires may only be built in the provided fire rings, which may not be moved from their current location. All fires must be supervised by a person of at least 18 years of age and must be maintained in a safe manner in accordance of the ND Rangeland Fire Danger Index. Click here for more information about Williams County Burn Restrictions.

Make a Campsite Reservation

Seasonal Campsites

The lottery for 2024 Seasonal Sites is now closed! Entries, along with a check for $1,750, must be postmarked or dropped off at the Parks Department Office by Monday, April 8 at 5 pm. Sites will be drawn during the April 16, 2024 Park Board Meeting. Only RVs and campers are permitted to apply for the seasonal sites.

Available sites: 18, 22, 23, 38, 39
Cost: $1,750 per site
Season: May 1, 2024 until October 1, 2024

Nightly Camping

Williams County now offers the ability to reserve a campsite online for Blacktail Dam! Campsites may be reserved same day or in advance for the duration of the year for a maximum of 14 days (13 nights) and a maximum of four sites per reservation, per person. Campsites can still also be reserved onsite/day of by paying at the park with cash or check.


Credit card (American Express, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard) is accepted online. A service fee of $3 will be applied to each reservation plus a service fee for using a credit/debit card (minimum of $2.50 or 4.5%). Cash or check are accepted onsite at the campground (please visit the pay station).

Primitive or Tent Campsites: $10/night
There are 9 dedicated tent campsites.

Primitive camping is allowed anywhere on park land, but campfires are only allowed in fire rings.

Electric Campsites: $15/night
There are 55 campsites with electrical hookups (20/30/50 amp).

Group Camping
There is one site with electrical hookups designated for Group Camping. Campers must pay individually, per night. A minimum of 2 campers/RVs and a maximum of 4 campers/RVs are allowed.

Overflow Camping
There are 9 campsites designated for Overflow Camping; these campsites are only available during special events.


Check-in begins at 3 pm CT and checkout is at 2 pm CT. If you made your reservation online, please check-in using the link provided via email. Check your spam if you did not receive the email!

Modifying or Cancelling Your Reservation

Reservations can be modified online one time. If additional modifications are needed, please call 701-580-1628. Click here to visit the modification page to make changes to your reservation.

Reservations may be cancelled for a full refund up to 48 hours (2 days) prior to your check-in date. For cancellations less than 48 hours in advance, a partial refund may be issued based on length of stay. To request a cancellation, please complete the cancellation request form or call 701-580-1628.

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