General Sibley Park & Campground

5001 S. Washington St.

General Sibley Park is located on South Washington Street four miles south of the Bismarck Expressway.

The day use area is available year-round sunrise to sunset. Parking is permitted outside of the park gates.

The park includes RV campsites with electrical hook-ups and a tent camping area with full-service restrooms, showers and water and dump stations. The park also includes picnic shelters, playgrounds, 18-hole disc golf course, boat ramp, amphitheater, walking paths and historical/interpretive panels.

Office Hours

  • May 3-23 – 11am-8pm daily
  • May 24-Labor Day – 10am-9pm daily
  • Office Phone: 701-222-1844
  • For general campground information, email Martha at Campground reservations and cancellations are not accepted via email.

Campground Reservations

The 2024 campground season runs from Friday, May 3, through Monday, Oct. 7.

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: S. Washington St. is under reconstruction by the City of Bismarck this year. Consider using 12th Ave. S. to travel south instead of Washington St. Please see map of detour route.

A new online reservation system for RV campsites is in place for 2024. Accounts from the old system did not transfer to the new system.

Tips for Using the New Online System

  • There are two recommended options to make RV campsite reservations:
    1. Reserve by campground map to search availability of all sites for specific dates (not designed for use on small screens such as smartphones). Watch video instructions. View screenshot instructions.
    2. Select a specific campsite and then choose dates.
  • If you use the “Date and time” filter on the Resource Search page, choose every day you want to camp, not just the beginning and end dates.
  • The campsite you are booking is not “reserved” until placed in the Shopping Cart (don’t use the “Add new date and time” or “Add a booking” links). If payment is not made within an hour, all items will be removed from the Shopping Cart.
  • All campsite reservation details are included in your permit, which will be emailed after you complete your transaction. Or access permits anytime online via the Account Payment Details button when logged into your account. Filter receipts by date, module (reservations) and family member.
  • Check out all the tips for online accounts on the ActiveNet help page.

Day Use Area

Day use area gates are locked at sunset and opened at 8am daily during the camping season.


Camping Fees

  • Tent camping: $14/tent/night
  • RV campsites with electricity: $27/night
  • Firewood: $6/bundle
  • Ice: $4/bag

Tent Camping

  • There is a designated tent camping area though there are no designated sites. Campers are allowed to set up their tents anywhere within the mowed tent area.
  • There are fire pits, picnic tables and vault toilets available within the designated tent camping area. There are two locations with electricity that are first-come, first-served.
  • No reservations are needed or accepted in the tent area. Campers can register in the office during office hours or use the self-registration box after-hours.
    • Please know there is plenty of space available in the tent camping area of the park. This area has never reached capacity, even on the busiest of holidays and weekends.
  • A valid government-issued ID is required for registration.
  • Guests can reserve an RV campsite for tent camping if desired. Two tents per RV campsite are allowed.

2024 Calendar of Events