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Camping & Fishing

Camping & Fishing


Bowman Lions Park Campground
Primitive, dump station and pet friendly
Contact: Roger Walter
506 3rd Ave SW
Twin Butte Campground
Tent, 16 RV sites with electric (30 & 50 amp) shower, shaded pine trees, well water
701-523-5569 or 701-523-2311
14423 85th ST SW

Butte View Campground

Located one mile east of Bowman on Highway 12
54 electrical sites on 8 acres with mature trees and camp host on site.  There are modern bathrooms, showers, water, dump station, playground, and a picnic shelter for gatherings, such as family reunions.

Seasonal Campground open May - November  

Full Hookup (Water/Sewer/50 Amp Electric) $30/night or $150/week
Electric Hookup (30 or 50 Amp) $25/night or $125/week
Remote Camping (tents) $15/night or $75/week

A Stay longer than 2 weeks must be approved by Director.  Butteview Campground reserves the right to refuse service.

For more information or to reserve a campsite, click the link in the blue box to make a reservation or call the Rec Center at 701-523-3896.  Camp host on duty May - November.

1 mile E on Hwy 12

Bowman Haley Dam Campground
Restaurant, mini-store, electrical hookups, boat ramps, bathrooms, showers
Primitive: $5/day   Electric: $15/day                       Click Here to View Map

To make a reservation, click here:  Reserve Campsite Bowman Haley Dam                                                                Include your name, your mailing address, your phone, the site(s) or amenities you want (electric hookup or primitive), the type of camper, the license number and state of the camper, and the exact dates (nights) you want to camp.  Reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

15 miles SE
Gascoyne Lake Campground
Tent, RV Sites


The Ridge RV Park

  • Located off Hwy 85 north of Bowman: 14410 85th St SW, Bowman, ND 58623
  • 17 RV sites with full hook-up (50 AMP Electric/Water/Sewer Included)
  • Seasonal Campground open May-November
  • $30/night or $150/week
  • To make a reservation, click here or call 701.212.4662.

Burning Coal Vein Campground

  • 5 camp sites, picnic tables with shelters


Water Recreation

Bowman Haley Water Recreation Area
The 1,740-acres v-shaped Bowman-Haley Lake offers year round recreational opportunities. Three recreation areas were developed which attract campers, boaters, fisehermen, hunters and others for whom the outdoors holds a fascination. Recreation facilities available at the lake range from scenic picnic sites to overnight camping. 
Bowman Haley Dam Marina, located on the north shore of Bowman Haley Reservoir, offers a smoke-free, family environment with a restaurant, bar, convenience store and shower. For information call 701-275-6316.

Bowman County Lakes
Bowman-Haley Dam: 11 miles south, 8 miles east, 2 miles south of Bowman (walleye, perch, smallmouth bass - fishing pier).
Gascoyne Lake: 1.5 miles northwest of Gascoyne (pike).
Kalina Dam: 2 miles west, 1 mile south, 1 mile west, 1 mile south of Bowman (pike, perch, bluegill, no ramp).
Lutz Dam: 2.5 miles south, 2 miles west of Griffin (trout, bluegill, largemouth bass - no ramp).
Spring Lake: 1 mile south, 4 miles west of Rhame (pike, perch).

Slope County Lakes
Cedar Lake: 13 miles north, 2 miles west of Reeder (pike, perch).
Davis Dam:  16 miles west, 4 miles north of Amidon (trout, bluegill, largemouth bass).