Rice Lake | 30 Minutes from Minot

Rice Lake offers primitive camping on a first come, first serve basis. Campground amenities include volleyball court, horse shoe pit, bonfire pit, picnic tables, boat ramp and a fishing pier.


Black Butte Adventures | 35 Minutes from Minot

Black Butte has limited primitive camping areas for the adventurous soul. The sites have electricity, and limited water, but no sewer access. However, this location allows you to share the space with some prairie animal’s such as their cattle, horses and smaller critters that call this area home. Remember your bug or tick spray as they can be thick in the grassy areas.


Denbigh Experimental Forest | 40 Minutes from Minot

Denbigh Experimental Forest allows for anywhere on the grounds, other than trailheads, there are no designated camping spots, allowing for primitive camping almost anywhere in the forest. While camping you are allowed to pack in with your horse, what you pack in you must pack out.


Buffalo Lodge Lake | 40 Minutes from Minot

Buffalo Lodge Lake offers primitive campsite alongside the shoreline of the lake. Buffalo Lodge Lake is located just two miles East of Granville.


Nelson Carlson Lake | 40 Minutes from Minot

The Nelson Carlson Lake offers primitive camping on a first come, first serve basis. A swimming beach located close by, swing set, volleyball court, BBQ pits, bonfire pits, picnic tables, and a fishing pier.


Fort Stevenson State Park | 50 Minutes from Minot

Featuring both modern and primitive camping sites, Fort Stevenson has over 100 campsites with starting at $17 a night.

Their camping area is broken into three sections illustrated on their map and each of the loops can host small or larger groups. Always call ahead to reserve space. Cabins are also available.


Hiddenwood Lake | 55 Minutes from Minot

Next to the Hiddenwood National Wildlife Refuge, Hiddenwood Lake itself features FREE dispersed tent and RV camping with no water hookups and vaulted toilets. Makoti Threshers Campground is also a five-minute trek up the road with cabins, a store, water hookups, showers and fishing nearby.


Lake Sakakawea State Park | 1 Hour from Minot

Over 150 campsites have electricity and water allowing for modern style camping. Should you choose primitive camping, check out the Fishing Point.


Northgate Dam | 1 Hour 20 Minutes from Minot

The Northgate Dam offers a variety of camping styles including, RV sites, modern campsites, and primitive campsites. Amenities include electric hookups, picnic tables, playgrounds, water water access docks for angler fishing and swimming.


Cross Ranch State Park | 1 Hour 20 Minutes from Minot

Cross Ranch State Park includes both modern and primitive campsites. Along with modern and primitive camping at Cross Ranch State Park there are available yurts and tipis for rental. Cross Ranch State Park has two campgrounds in which campers are welcome, Sanger Campground and Governors Centennial Loop Campground.


Lake Metigoshe Area | 1 Hour 30 Minutes from Minot

Lake Metigoshe has beautiful camping areas for the primitive camper or those in an RV. The primitive campsites are close to the water, allowing for easy access to swimming. The RV campers can head to Washegum Campground and Maid O’ Moonshine Campground which had a comfort stations, and a playground close by.


Lewis and Clark State Park | 1 Hour 45 Minutes from Minot

Lewis and Clark State Park offers cabin rentals, modern campsites, group campsites and primitive campsites.


International Peace Gardens | 2 Hours from Minot

Beginning in mid-May through September, the International Peace Gardens have several sites which include a picnic table and fire pit for those evening bonfires and s’mores. The gardens have spaces for both RV’s and tents. With six tiers of camping opportunities, each with different amenities and features.