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2021 Online reservations now available for Lake Sakakawea, Lake Audubon campgrounds: Downstream, East Totten Trail, Wolf Creek

Omaha District
Published April 20, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announces that the Downstream, East Totten Trail, and Wolf Creek campgrounds on Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon in North Dakota are scheduled to open May 14, and that online reservations are now being accepted.

Online reservations at these campsites can be made up to six months in advanced at www.recreation.gov, or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  The public is encouraged to setup their new online account early – a valid email address is required. A reminder that cash and checks are no longer accepted forms of payment at USACE 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 Garrison Project natural resources specialist. 

Visitors who call the toll-free number to make a same day reservation will be given a reservation number which is required to complete the registration card to be displayed at their campsite marker.

The fee schedule is as follows for 2021:


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 2021, visitors to USACE recreation projects will be able to purchase, or obtain the following interagency recreation passes: Interagency Senior Pass $20 annual, or $80 lifetime; Interagency Access Pass is free. Passholders receive a 50% discount at all USACE managed campgrounds. Also, the ‘America the Beautiful’ pass is available through the www.recreation.gov website, or by calling 1-888-275-8747, option three. 

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% 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. 

For questions or additional information contact:

Nathan Busche
(701) 654-7757

Release no. 21-028