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  • Butte View CG, Bowman, ND


    Butte View Campground, operated by the city of Bowman, ND, is located on the east side of town on US-12 highway. It has 51 sites.

    Butte View was a convenient stop for us as we were heading west through the Dakotas on US-12. We had plenty of sites to choose from; we ended up on 43 in loop C .

    Date of visit: Sep 2011

    A wider view of loop C. The pull-through sites on the outside of the loop have 30 amp hookups, while the back-in sites inside the loop have only 20 amp boxes.

    Loop D is also a 20-amp loop.

    Loop B offers 50 amp hookups.

    Loop A has 20 amp hookups and seemed to be primarily for tents and possibly pop-up campers.

    Loop E is the other loop that provides 50 amp hookups.

    There is a small playground for the kids.

    The bathhouse is pretty primitive and could be cleaner. The free hot showers have a pull-chain to control the water.

    In many years of camping, I don't recall ever seeing a sign like this. I guess there are some folks who need to be reminded of the proper protocol.



    Dump station available

    Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) service

    Rates: $20

    Coord: 46.179434 N, 103.373126 W

    Impression: Could be kept up a little better, but is quite adequate for an overnight stop. 

    For railfans, the BNSF tracks are RIGHT beside the campground.