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Sheyenne National Grassland

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CAMPGROUND NAME: Hankinson Hills

VISIT DATE: 07/17/2009

UPDATE DATE:  2/15/2017

STATE: North Dakota

REGION: Northern

RANGER DISTRICT: Sheyenne

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hankinson

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Hankinson, ND, at intersection of State Rt. 11 and Main St.,
take Rt. 11 west 1.4 miles to 166th Ave SE.  Turn right onto
166th Ave SE (dirt) and go 1.4 miles to an intersection.  Turn
left at the intersection (no road signs provided) and go 2.1
miles to Forest Rt. 1250.  Turn right onto Rt. 1250 (Hankinson
Hills Recreation Area sign posted after this turn) and go 1.8
miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,100 feet.

This pack it in, pack it out campground, with its grassy, nicely
manicured appearance, has two sections, each with a single loop. 
One section is for campers with horses while the other is for
campers without horses.  A fence seperates the two sections.  The
campground is basically in an open area surrounded by rolling
grass-covered sandhills and groves of big old Burr oak trees. 
The campsites on the southern side of each loop are tucked into a
dense grove of oak trees on the north face of a hill.  While
these campsites enjoy lots of shade, the other sites are in the
open and are very sunny.  The campsites are well separated
providing very good privacy.  Campsites in the equestrian section
have no horse facilities but large, grassy open space between the
campsites are perfect for portable corrals.  

Possible day trips are a visit to McLeod Museum in McLeod, ND and
a patch of "virgin" prairie northeast of Lisbon, ND.  The McLeod
Museum is a good way to discover what life was like in rural
North Dakota.  It is the communities effort to preserve their
history and is well worth the drive.  Call 701-439-0057 for hours
of operation.  Using GPS coordinates, access to the "virgin"
prairie is at N46 23.663, W197 28.157 while the actual patch of
prairie is at N46 23.623, W197 27.541.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: Yes

Seasonal Comment:
Services provided mid-May through mid-November

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $6 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15
   
   Total Sites: 15

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 15
No. Grilles on Sites: 15
Equestrian Camping:  Yes

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 1
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel some of which may have some low-
hanging branches.  The campground can accommodate any size RV.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
The water spigots are handpumps.  A lever style handpump is
available for the horse section and a crank style is located in
the non-horse section.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Hankinson Hills Loop trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 8 miles

FISHING - No




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