Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sweetbriar Lake Recreation Area, North Dakota


We’ve camped at Sweetbriar Lake Recreation Area multiple times. It is one of our favorite boondocking spots. Usually during the week we are the only ones around, but the weekends are busy when the weather is good. Today when we got there (a Thursday), there was one RV already parked on the west side and some on the east side of the lake. We stayed about a week and it’s been busy the whole time with campers, fishing, boats, kayaks. One Saturday was free fishing and Take-a-Kid Fishing day sponsored by the Bis-Man Reel & Rec Club.

There are grass areas mowed where you can camp. Some areas have picnic tables and fire pits. There are multiple gravel roads on both the west and east sides of the lake. Some camping spots are level and large, some small or uneven. There are some picnic shelters, two public boat ramps and two boat docks. Curt fished almost daily, but got mostly bullhead and baby walleye. On the Morton County website it states there are suppose to be walleye, yellow perch, crappie, bluegill, northern pike and large mouth bass.

We had 4G 3 bar Verizon and 11 TV channels. There is no dump station or electric hookups. We did see some people filling water near the picnic shelter on our side. There is a dump station and water at a gas station in New Salem.

There are geese everywhere, you really have to watch where you walk. Also lots of pelicans. There is highway noise as it’s right off I-94. It was much busier this time, maybe it’s the time of year.

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