RIVERDALE, ND – Reservations are now open for campsites at Lake Sakakawea for the 2018 recreation camping season, with some slight increases in prices. Reservations may be made through: www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Downstream Campground (Class A) loops 1 and 2 open May 15 to September 15. Loop 1 will remain first come-first serve, while loop 2 will be available for reservation. Loops 3 and 4 open May 25 to September 3. Loop 3 will be available for reservation, while loop 4 will be available on a first come-first serve basis.
East Totten Trail Campground (Class B) Walleye Loop (electric sites) open May 15 to September 15. The Pike Loop (primitive sites) open May 25 to September 3. These campsites must be reserved through Reserve America. Checkout is noon.
Wolf Creek Campground (Class B) West End (sites 51-67) open May 15 to September 15. The East End (sites 1-50) of Wolf Creek will open May 25 to September 3. These campsites must be reserved through Reserve America. Checkout is noon. Group camping is not permitted at Wolf Creek.
Reservations for sites within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds must be made through Reserve America, either online at Recreation.gov, or by calling the toll free reservation line at 1-877-444-6777. Same day reservations will be available by calling the toll free number. Cash and checks will no longer be accepted at East Totten Trail or Wolf Creek Campgrounds.
“Visitors should make reservations before arriving at the campground, providing there are spaces available. Please book same day reservations either online or by calling before traveling to the campgrounds,” said Nathan Busche, USACE Natural Resources Specialist. Visitors who call the toll free number to make a same day reservation will be given a reservation number; this number is needed to complete the registration card that visitors need to display at their campsite marker.
The fee schedule is as follows for 2018:
Location Quantity - Site Type Per Night, Per Site Fee
Downstream Campground 16 – Primitive $14
Downstream Campground 100 – Electrical Amenities $22
East Totten Trail 10 – Primitive $12
East Totten Trail 30 – Electrical Amenities $18
Wolf Creek 67 – Primitive $12
Continuing in 2018, visitors to USACE recreation projects will be able to purchase or obtain the following interagency recreation passes -- Interagency Senior Pass annual ($20) or lifetime ($80) and the Interagency Access Pass (free). Pass-holders receive a 50 percent discount on campsites at USACE-managed campgrounds.
America the Beautiful passes are available online through the U.S. Geological Survey, or by calling 1-888-275-8747, option 3. The Interagency Pass Program allows each of the federal agencies to retain and reinvest revenues collected from the sale of passes at the project level. USACE plans to reinvest its revenues at the projects where the fees are collected. These passes will be available at the Lake Sakakawea Downstream Campground 15 May thru 15 September. USACE is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor recreation, managing more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and hosting more than 370 million visits per year. With 90 percent of these recreation areas within 50 miles of metropolitan areas they provide a diverse range of outdoor activities close to home and to people of all ages.
Release no. 18-031