North Dakota

Learn about camping and boondocking in North Dakota

Sweet Briar Lake

Sweet Briar Lake, Bismarck, ND Run by Morton County Department of Parks and Campgrounds, Sweet Briar Lake offers primitive camping with all the amenities of a developed campground. You can find six vault toilets, two boat ramps with docks, two floating fishing piers, six earthen fishing piers, dozens of campsites with picnic tables, and even a basic playground for the kiddies. While it’s technically not boondocking, it’s there is still dispersed camping inside an area set aside and developed for RVs, vans, cars, and tents. North Dakota may not be an area where folks would typically look into for free, secluded camping. ... Read more

A Guide to Boondocking in North Dakota

Boondocking in North Dakota! Boondocking in North Dakota is mostly found in the three national grasslands, Cedar River NG, Little Missouri NG, and Sheyenne NG. There are a couple of free campgrounds found within Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There are some BLM lands in the western portion of the state, but very sparse. Many counties offer free camping at their lakes. North Dakota Boondocking Map This North Dakota Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews… [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] ... Read more

North Dakota Rest Area Rules

Are you allowed to stay overnight at a North Dakota rest area? How long can you stay at a North Dakota rest area? Is camping allowed at a North Dakota Rest Area? What are the full North Dakota rest area rules?