Downstream Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

The Downstream Campground is located on the east bank of the Missouri River below Garrison Dam. There are numerous outdoor recreation opportunities located throughout the area, with 5 boat ramps within three miles of the campground. The campground is also adjacent to a large, wooded wildlife management area and a National Fish Hatchery. There are two public recreation areas within two miles that have picnic shelters, grills, a swim beach, modern restrooms, vault toilets, sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, horseshoe pits and a basketball court. The campground consists of 3 modern camp loops with 101 electrical sites and a primitive loop with 17 non-electrical sites. Amenities in the campground area include a dump station, three comfort stations with showers, grills, picnic tables, pay phone, two playgrounds, vault toilets, and paved roads in all campgrounds. There are water spigots located throughout the campground area for filling of water tanks. For more information please call fee booth at (701)654-7440 or Park Ranger Office at (701)654-7411.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Amphitheater
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Flush Toilet
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking
  • Pit Restroom
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Showers
  • Telephone


Peak Season
May 21 2010 -
Sep 06 2010
Walk In Season
Sep 07 2010 -
Sep 29 2010
Walk In Season
May 06 2011 -
May 19 2011
Peak Season
May 20 2011 -
Sep 05 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations can be made from 2 day to 6 months in advance The campground is open beginning May 7 and closing on September 30 Attendants are on duty from May through September Prices for camping range from $12-$16/night Loop 1 and Loop 4 of this campground are first-come, first-served sites This campground requires a 2 day minimum stay on weekends. This campground requires a 3 day minimum stay on holiday weekends Sites are available on a first-come, first served basis outside the reservation season

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Downstream
Campground Phone: 701-654-7411
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Garrison, ND

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More About Downstream Campground

Downstream is a campground located in Garrison, North Dakota. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -101.4003 latitude, and -101.4003 longitude into your GPS device.

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