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Downstream Campground COE

Riverdale, North Dakota


Hatchery Road
Riverdale, North Dakota 58565
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 117
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 47.48208
Longitude: -101.42632

Elevation: 1699' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 95
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This was our 2nd visit to Downstream Campground (COE). Our only regret was not reserving a site for a multi-day visit several weeks in advance. During our visit we concluded, from the number of visitors with North and South Dakota license plates, that the CG is a short-term vacation meca local residents. Pros: Extremely low daily CG fees, three large CG loops with sites that are spacious, long, level, and easily accommodate the biggest RVs and trailers, 100ft shade trees and wide swaths of manicured lawns between each campsite, an extensive network of walking and bike paths that connect each CG loop with the full COE park and dam, and, finally, easy access to multiple fishing and boating opportunities. Cons: electric-only sites, on-site water access restricted to several communal faucets, sometimes spotty cell phone service, limited access to satellite TV service at many sites due to tall shade trees, and lots of mosquitoes that thrive in the parks well-watered lawns. Note: Given that its at least a half-hour drive to a grocery store or gas station - before arrival - fuel-up, top off RV water tanks and bring all necessary supplies. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice COE park on Missouri River. Nice grassy setting, very spacious campsites. No water at site. We needed to fill fresh water because dry camping after this, however faucet located behind campsite and hopes connection worked fine. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful campground. The campsites are spread out nicely, and each site has a pit for cooking or campfires. The grounds are nicely maintained - lush lawns and lots of trees. We will definitely return and recommend this campground to friends. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Below Garrison Dam; spacious sites in loop. Great place to stay; would do so again if in the area. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice corps of engineer park. Price reflects our Golden Age Pass. Spaces are large and it has a park like feeling. It is full on weekends, but during the week it is very quiet. Staff is very friendly and helpful. All roads are paved as the sites are and they are fairly level. We camped here in a travel trailer and will definitely return. The only downside is that you have to travel 38 miles for a laundromat. If you have satelitte tv one has to choose your site carefully due to the large number of trees. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The only cafe in the area was the Spillway Bar and they were very expensive.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice COE campground with electric hookup, picnic table, and fire ring. My site was a back in that was plenty long next to a large shade tree. There are lots of large trees here. Grounds are well maintained. Campground host was nice and sold firewood. There are several ponds and a nature trail, one pond is supposed to be stocked with Bass. Very quiet and peaceful place to stay when crossing the east half of Montana. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

They give free tours of the hydroelectric powerhouse nearby. There is an interpretive center connected to the park by a trail that has large glass aquariums with some large speciments of the fish found in the resevoir and river. There is a restaurant and bar on the lake if you take the road that goes over the dam to the Fort Peck side.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Great place to stay. Asphalt drive and pads. Quiet. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 266
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

In six years of full timing this park ranks in the top ten. Sites and park are just great. Some trees for shade with the rest looking like a manicured yard. I would suggest loop 3 if you are in a big rig like our 40-footer. Lots of families were present on the weekend with well behaved children having a great time. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 184
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Excelled COE park, very well maintained with paved roads and sites. Our site was quite unlevel. Rooftop dish worked as we chose a site with open SW exposure, there are lots of mature trees as most COE campgrounds are. Verizon cell and hotspot worked good. Beautiful park, be sure to get good instructions to CG as it's off the beaten path and well worth it. $9 was senior price with national park America the Beautiful card discount, other wise $18/night. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

We loved this park. The sites are huge and grassy with lots of shade but there are sunny sites as well. Loop 1 was older and a bit tight but loops 2 and 3 are much roomier. Weekends are packed but during the week things are nearly empty. Mosquitoes were a problem this year due to lots of rain but they do spray for them weekly. Great hosts! We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground. Water and dump station available at fee booth. Golden Age Access rate is $9 for electric site. Primitive camping also available for $12.00 ($6.00 Golden Age). Can walk to the river. Fish cleaning station and boat ramp about a mile away. Busy on weekends with regular/local family campers; sparsely populated during the week. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is located below the dam so not near water but the scenery and wildlife is beautiful. Loops 2 and 3 are big rig friendly. Loop 1 is tight. Nicely spaced sites but check for distance to water hookups if staying more than a few days. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful location, as typical with Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds. It's early in the season, so we were alone in the campground, along with host / gate keeper. We prefer true recreation areas over commercial, packed in campgrounds, so this suited us well. Definitely would recommend to others. Facilities were clean and well kept. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent, spacious and shady. All site are back-in and have electricity only. Water and dump available at entrance. 14 day limit. Campground open from early May through end of Sept. Very busy on weekends, lots of available sites Sunday through Thursday. About 70 sites reservable thru reserveamerica.com. About 30 electric sites and 15 primitive sites available on first-come, first served basis. Golden Age Access rate is $8.00. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 173
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Large three looped Corp of Engineer campground with tarmac paved drives and sites. Clean and fairly new bathhouse with hot showers. Genial host. Lush grass well mowed. Missouri River runoff from the huge Garrison Dam right by campground, but high grass between mowed camp area and the sandy high river banks. The grass is infested with ticks according to host. Very large National Fish hatchery near entry to campground with tours. With Golden passport $8/night; a "Bargain Joy". Camped in a class B Roadtrek. As usual, Corp of Engineer campgrounds are a true bargain and would stay here again. We camped at Downstream Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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