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Nelson Lake Recreation Area

Several free campsites with fire rings, trash and one port-o-potty by the boat launch/fishing pier. Gravel roads and most spots are not level. Limited sites. First come first camp - sign says partnership between Federal Land, ND forestry and Minnkota power company - huge power plant on other side of lake. Arrived Saturday afternoon and was packed with ND license plates- lots of RVs - some huge - cars and trucks. Was empty by Sunday night so must be a local weekend spot - ND is the least visited state after all which I like as Monday and Tuesday we had the whole park to ourselves which was awesome! We stayed in a truck and tent through Tuesday. This place was so great I wanted to selfishly keep to self but there are no ND boondocking spots so I thought I'd share. Enjoy!

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last modified 2019-06-29 13:48:00Z
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