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Posted 12/17/2015

Release no. 20151217-001

Eileen Williamson


John Voeller

BISMARCK, ND - The Hazelton Recreation Area located south of Bismarck, North Dakota, on Lake Oahe has been added to the National Recreation Reservation Service website for advanced reservations.

Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance to as little as 2 days in advance through September 5. For the Hazleton Recreation area, the first date campsites are available for reservations is May 26, 2016. Walk-up, first come, first camp reservations are available May 1-May 25 and September 6-September 30. 

Campsites from 12 federal agencies across the U.S. can be reserved by visiting recreation.gov or calling the National Recreation Reservation Service's toll-free number at 1-877-444-6777. 

For the Hazelton Recreation Area, camping fees will be $14 a night for a Standard Electric and $10 a night for Standard Non-Electric campsites. 

The campground offers 18 primitive sites and 12 sites with 50-amp electrical hookups. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided. Water spigots and a 9 hole disc golf course were also added to the campground in the fall of 2015.

Amenities include vault toilets and a playground. A boat ramp is located on-site and has a large paved parking lot, adjacent picnic tables, a fish cleaning station and additional vault toilets.

Visitors enjoy coming to Lake Oahe for its great boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing opportunities. Many species of fish inhabit the lake, including walleye, northern pike and yellow perch.

Many acres of land around the lake are open to public hunting. A wide variety of small and large game animals inhabit the area, including deer, pronghorn, grouse, dove, pheasant, partridge, squirrel, rabbit and waterfowl.

Recreation.gov is a one-stop shop for trip planning, information sharing and reservations brought to you by 12 federal participating partners including the Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Archives that offer advance reservations at 2,500 federal areas for over 60,000 facilities and activities.