On August 9, 2022, the Parks Department observed blue-green algae on the lake at Epping/Springbrook Dam and reported it to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) for further evaluation. On August 15, 2022, the NDDEQ placed a "Water Advisory" on the lake. A Water Advisory means a blue-green algae bloom is present in portions of the waterbody and toxin level exceed the state's recreational threshold.
The blue-green algae may be harmful to humans and pets. To reduce the risk of illness:
- Do not swim, waterski, or tube if the water looks like spilled green paint or pea soup
- Avoid swallowing water and watch small children and pets who may ingest water
- Rinse off with clean water after swimming
- Stay away from areas of scum when boating
The park at Epping/Springbrook Dam is located about 15 miles east of Williston and offers camping, a fishing pier, a playground, and more.
- Beach Access
- Boat Ramp
- Fishing Platform
- Picnic Pavilions
- RV Dump Station
- Water non-potable
Motorized and non-motorized watercraft are allowed, but the lake is NO WAKE.
Make a Campsite Reservation
Williams County now offers the ability to reserve a campsite online for Epping/Springbrook Dam! For 2022, 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 for electric campsites. 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) for both electric and primitive campsites.
Primitive Campsites: $10/night
Primitive camping is allowed anywhere on park land, but campfires are only allowed in fire rings.
Electric Campsites: $15/night
There are 12 campsites with electrical hookups (20/30/50 amp).
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!
If you plan to reserve a site at the park, please deposit your payment at the pay station then text 701-580-1628. Include the last name of the party, the number of nights you plan to stay and the site number that you will be camping in.