NE - Several changes are coming to campsites operated by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Oahe in North Dakota.
how visitors will reserve and pay for campsites. "To keep
up with available technology and to follow the lead of other USACE
and State Campgrounds in the region, Hazelton and Beaver Creek
Campgrounds are going to be 100% reservable with a 120 day booking
window. This change in the collection process, will result in
an easier process for visitors and staff."
season will run from May 1 to September 30.
all sites must be made through Reserve America by going online to
www.Recreaton.gov or by
calling the toll free reservation line at 1-877-444-6777. This will
include all the campsites at both campgrounds that had previously
been First Come First Camp sites. Same day reservations will
now be available by calling the toll free number. Cash and checks
will no longer be directly accepted at Hazelton Campground or Beaver
Creek Campgrounds. "We are asking that campers make reservations
before arriving at the campground. Even if visitors decide to go
camping at the last minute, there is still the opportunity to book
same day reservations at a campsite by calling or going online before
you leave your house, while you are on the road, or when you arrive
at the campground," said Voeller.
who call the toll free number to make a same day reservation will be
given a reservation number; which is needed to complete the
registration card that they will display on their campsite
"If a visitor arrives at one of our campgrounds
without an advanced reservation, there will be information posted at
our registration stations explaining what they must do to make a same
day reservation. This can be done by calling the toll free number
with their cell phone, or they can visit the website if they have a
smart phone," said Voeller.
are no group campsites at either of the campgrounds, so all campers
must be on their own numbered campsite. One family unit, with
one camping unit per site is what is allowed ." said
The fee schedule will remain as follows:
Quantity Site Type Per
Night, Per Site Fee
Beaver Creek Campground 16 Non-electric $14 off peak /$16 peak
Beaver Creek Campground 45 Electrical Amenities $16 off peak /$20 peak
Hazelton Campground 18 Non-Electric $12.00
Campground 12 Electrical Amenities $16.00
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 percent 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.
passes will be available at the Project Office in Pierre, South
Dakota and at the Bismarck Field Office for Lake Oahe. The Bismarck
Field Office is located at 1513 South 12th Street, Bismarck, North