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Old 03-06-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Camping between Jametown and Minot ND In June

Riding to Alaska from the Chicago burbs and looking for a camping spot on my first night. Somewhere between Jamestown and Minot in ND would be great. I cant seem to find much information besides the campgrounds just off the interstate that I would like to stay away from. Help Please!
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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Hi Marc,

Many city parks have free camping in the northern plains. Doing a quick google search, I see that Carrington City park has free tent camping with bathrooms as well as 8 RV campsites with hookups. That is the first small town northwest of Jamestown if you are angling up from 84 to Minot from Jamestown. North Dakota may not have a big population but its a friendly state to ride through. People are generally happy to see travelers in the rural areas.


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Old 03-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
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I camped in a nice pinic area near Washburn off US83. Nice big trees and was out of the wind. Windy country up there. It should be pretty easy to find something; not many people up there and no one seems to bother you.

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Old 03-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
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it's freakin' nuts in north dakota right now with all the energy sector work and related activity. accommodations of any kind are scarce, so i would check with the guys in the regional forum to get a better handle on what to expect, or a definite place to stay. you'll see what i mean when you get there.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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Im not going anywhere close to the western side by Williston. Is it bad even on the eastern side? I dont relly care where...Id just like to camp and not have to spend big on a motel......Anyone out there have a backyard I can pitch a tent? You wont even know Im there, gone by 6 or 7am.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:56 PM   #6
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Jamestown is mostly safe from the lodging headaches of the oilfield but Minot is on the edge of the chaos. I would strongly suggest sleeping more towards Jamestown then Minot.

Unfortunately, I know more about western ND then eastern ND so I can't help you out with campground recommendations.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:08 AM   #7
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Here is a website that may help:
http://www.co.stutsman.nd.us/recreation.html

I wouldn't let the closeness of the interstate scare you away from the Jamestown Reservoir campgrounds.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #8
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like Boss said, Jamestown shouldn't be too bad. However due to the oil activity everything from Bismarck to Glendive and north to the border is booked. I stayed at Icelandic state park a couple years back, but that is a little out of your way.
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