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Jul 3, 2016 - Riverdale ND – Lake Audubon – East Totten Trail COE Campground

Drove about 6 miles and came to this campground to fish on both Lake Audubon and Lake Sakakawea. They are actually across the highway from each other and they empty Lake Audubon into Lake Sakakawea when the Corps of Engineers think the Lake Audubon water levels are getting too high. Had a little bit of luck fishing here. People are telling us we're too early to catch walleye. Mostly, though, we came here to have a place to stay over the holiday weekend and this seemed like as good a spot as any. It was a busy campground with mostly people...

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Jun 3, 2015 - Lake Sakakawea, COE Downstream Campground

June 3, 2015 – Lake Sakakawea, ND How does one follow up the woodpecker story? With a beaver story of course! We are staying at an absolutely lovely Corps of Engineers campground, the Downstream campground at Garrison Dam which creates Lake Sakakawea (aka Sakajawea), the third largest man-made dam in the US. Tonight, we decided to take a walk after dinner and there was a path leading to the sand dune bluffs overlooking the Missouri. As I looked down, there, at the water’s edge, was a beaver. Now, as you all know, beavers are fairly skittish...

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May 9, 2013 - Best Place by a Dam Site in North Dakota

Today we gave a closer look to Garrison Dam and Sakakawea Lake. Garrison Dam forms the reservoir from the Missouri River. Sakakawea Lake is 178 miles long and has over 1500 miles of shoreline. This is a beautiful setting ... the Army Corps of Engineers provides such nice campgrounds along their dams and lakes. The only really sad thing about this formidable dam, the huge lake it provides for recreation, and the electricity it provides for hundreds of thousands of homes is the fact that when it was formed from Garrison Dam, it eliminated...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Riverdale, Montana

The morning of June 6th we left Lewis and Clark State Park and continued east on US2 112 miles to Minot, ND. We had tried calling some of the RV parks in Minot but no one was calling back. When we got to Minot we stopped at the one decent looking RV park and they said they were full up with construction workers who were working trying to get Minot back in shape because Minot was underwater from floods last year and they didn't know of any other parks in the area which had room. So we decided to get off of US2 and head 60 miles south to...

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Jul 22, 2011 - Theodore Roosevelt NP North Unit

July 22, 2011 – Riverdale, ND Wednesday morning was nice and cool, but windy. The forecast was 100% accurate. With the strong side wind, we were glad we had only 15 miles to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit). We went directly to the campground. Linda drove the Toad ahead while Jim did the domestic duties at the “RV Dump Station”. When I arrived in the campground, Linda was in quite a state of excitement. A herd (estimated at 50) bison had just been in the campground making their way to the river. I missed the whole thing,...

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