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2019 Online Reservations Now Available for Downstream, East Totten Trail, and Wolf Creek Campgrounds on Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon

Published Jan. 24, 2019

RIVERDALE, ND – Reservations are now open for campsites on Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon for the 2019 recreation camping season as they can be made six months in advanced. Reservations can be made through: www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  A new contract was awarded for the reservation operating system so users will notice a new look to the website.  We encourage the public to setup their new online account early to make reservations. All users are required to have an email address for setup.

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 24 to September 2.  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 10 to September 15.  The Pike Loop (primitive sites) open May 24 to September 2.  These campsites must be reserved through Recreation One Stop.  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 24 to September 2.  These campsites must be reserved through Recreation One Stop.  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 Recreation One Stop, either online at www.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 2019:


Quantity - Site Type

Per Night, Per Site Fee

Downstream Campground

16 – Primitive


Downstream Campground

100 – Electrical Amenities


East Totten Trail

10 – Primitive


East Totten Trail

30 – Electrical Amenities


Wolf Creek

67 – Primitive



Continuing in 2019, 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 currently unavailable due to the Partial Government Shutdown.  Once the shutdown has concluded they will be available thru the www.recreation.gov website or 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 in person 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. 

Nathan Busche
(701) 654-7757

Release no. 19-006