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Reserve a Campsite

As of 5/24/2024 at 3 pm, the following campsites remain for the Memorial Day weekend. When camping at any park, please be courteous to other campers and do not park in a reserved campsite. If you have questions or concerns, please call the Parks Director at 701-580-1628.

  • Blacktail: 3 RV sites: Reservations MUST be made online
  • Epping/Springbrook Dam: 0 RV sites, 4 tent sites: Reservations MUST be made online
  • Little Egypt: 0 RV sites for the full weekend, 2 tent sites: Reservations MUST be made online
  • Kota Ray Dam: 9 RV sites: First come, first served
  • McGregor Dam: 9 RV sites: First come, first served – for the holiday, camping is permitted on Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29.

Reservation Information

The Williams County Parks Department offers online reservations for campsites located at Blacktail Dam, Epping/Springbrook Dam, Kota Ray Dam, and Little Egypt. As of March 1, 2024, online reservations for Kota Ray Dam will not be available due to planned construction projections for 2024. The campground may be closed entirely at certain times during the summer. Updates will be posted here.

Between March 1 and October 31, 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, with the exception of McGregor Dam Campsite, which is closed to camping on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you wish to have a longer stay, you must vacate the park for at least 24 hours prior to returning for an additional stay. Campgrounds will remain open throughout the winter, but sites will be first come, first served, and campers may only pay by cash or check (made out to Williams County) at the pay station.

When you make a reservation, you will receive two emails: one that is your payment confirmation and one that contains your booking details. If you did not receive both, please check your junk/spam box. If you need assistance, please contact the Parks Department.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations may be cancelled for a full refund up to 48 hours (2 days) prior to your check-in date. For cancellations made 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.

Check-In and Check-Out Times

Since campsites can now be reserved online, we have implemented Check-In and Check-Out times whether or not you reserved online. Check-in for all sites is 3 pm CT and Check-out is 2 pm CT.

Fees

Credit card (American Express, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard) is accepted online. A service fee of $3 is 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).

Seasonal Reservations

Seasonal campsite reservations are only available for select campsites at Blacktail Dam. Sites are assigned using a lottery system. The 2024 lottery is now closed.

Questions?

Contact the Parks Department

FAQs

Between March 1 and October 31, campsites may be reserved in advance online for Blacktail Dam, Epping/Springbrook Dam, Kota Ray Dam, and Little Egypt. Campsites can still also be reserved onsite/day-of by paying at the park with cash or check. Up to four sites per park, per reservation, per person are allowed.

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). Campsites must be paid in full upon making a reservation. Visit our Reservations page to reserve a site.

Between March 1 and October 31, campsites can be reserved in advance by booking online (not available for McGregor Dam). Campers can reserve a site for a maximum of 14 days (13 nights) with a maximum of four sites per reservation, per person. Visit our Reservations page to reserve a site.

If you made a campsite reservation online at a Williams County park, you can modify your reservation by visiting the webpage for the park where you have a reserved site or clicking the link provided in your reservation confirmation email.

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 this cancellation request form or call 701-528-1628.

Contact the Parks Department for assistance.

Campsite check-in at all of our park campgrounds is 3 pm CT. Campers must vacate their site by 2 pm CT.

If you reserved a site online in advance

When it is time for check-in (3 pm CT), you will receive an email with a link to follow to complete the check-in process. If you arrive at the park and do not have access to the email account you used to make your reservation, there is a sign with a QR code that you can scan.

If you arrived at the campground day of and paid with cash or check

Please deposit the appropriate camping fees in the payment box and then text 701-580-1628 with the last name of your party, the number of nights you are camping, and your site number.

If you arrived at the campground day of and want to pay with credit card

Please visit the webpage of the park you wish to camp in and follow the reservation process. You will then receive an email to check-in or can scan the QR code at the park.

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. The 2024 Seasonal Blacktail Dam Campsite Lottery is now open!

Epping/Springbrook Dam

Epping/Springbrook Dam

The park at Epping/Springbrook Dam is located about 15 miles east of Williston and offers camping, a fishing pier, a playground, and more.

Kota Ray Dam

Kota Ray Dam

The park at Kota Ray Dam is located about 10 miles south of Ray and offers fishing, camping, boating and more. As of March 1, 2024, online reservations for Kota Ray Dam will not be available due to planned construction projections for 2024. The campground may be closed entirely at certain times during the summer. Updates will be posted here.

Little Egypt

Little Egypt

Little Egypt is a waterfront park located on Lake Sakakawea about 30 miles south of Ray. The park offers picnic areas, camping, and direct access to Lake Sakakawea for swimming and non-motorized watercraft.

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