Lake Ashtabula 

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Lake Ashtabula has many places to camp that feature bathroom facilities, showers, and other amenities.

Camping

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The lake has a large number of walleye, yellow perch, northern pike, black bullheads and white bass. 

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When visiting Lake Ashtabula, it is a must to visit the dining and drinks options. 

Dining & Drinks

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Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Camping, Swimming, Boating - there's so much to do, we can't list them all!

Recreation

About the Lake 

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Lake Ashtabula is located 12 miles northwest of Valley City, N.D., and is situated in one of the most scenic river valleys in the region, offering visitors a wide range of recreation opportunities. The lake offers activities for every season of the year. Fishing and snowmobiling are available in the winter. The spring and fall bring a beautiful view of the migrating waterfowl. There are plenty of activities available in the summer, such as fishing, boating, camping, swimming and picnicking.

There are three designated swimming areas around the lake. Seven boat launching ramps are maintained to provide boaters and fisherman access to all areas of the lake. Picnic facilities and playgrounds are located at most sites. All sites have access to drinking water and rest rooms.

The Corps of Engineers operates seven recreation areas at Lake Ashtabula, providing a variety of facilities and services, as well as actively manages 14 separate wildlife areas at Lake Ashtabula. These areas provide quality habitat for many species of wildlife. All Corps' wildlife management areas are open to the public for hunting. Contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for seasons, restrictions and licenses.

Baldhill Dam, located at Lake Ashtabula, was completed in 1950 primarily as a water supply structure but also provides important flood control benefits along the Sheyenne River.

Camping

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The East Ashtabula Crossing Campground is located on 12 developed acres adjacent to Lake Ashtabula in eastern North Dakota. It is one of the most popular campgrounds in the area. Summer activities include fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, while Ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular during winter months.

The East Ashtabula Crossing Campground is located on 12 developed acres adjacent to Lake Ashtabula in eastern North Dakota. It is one of the most popular campgrounds in the area. Summer activities include fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, while Ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular during winter months.

The East Ashtabula Crossing Campground is located on 12 developed acres adjacent to Lake Ashtabula in eastern North Dakota. It is one of the most popular campgrounds in the area. Summer activities include fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, while Ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular during winter months.

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West Ashtabula Crossing has 38 campsites, 26 of which offer electric hookups. The facility also features a boat launch, dump station, fishing pier, fish cleaning station and picnic shelter. Campers will find a swimming beach, playground and restaurant less than one mile away. The nearest town is Valley City, 15 miles south.

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The Eggerts Landing Campground is located on Lake Ashtabula in eastern North Dakota. With thick forests, secluded sites and lake access, it is the most popular campground in the area.

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The Mel Rieman Campground and Recreation Area is a 70-acre facility on the shoreline of Lake Ashtabula in eastern North Dakota. The campground is known for its spectacular sunset views. It is close to the Baldhill Dam and within walking distance of the Mel Rieman day-use area, where visitors can swim, fish and picnic.

Fishing

Anglers get your fishing poles oiled and geared. Lake Ashtabula has an abundant population of walleye, northern pike, white bass, yellow perch and black bullheads. The name "Ashtabula" is a Native American word meaning "Fish River," which suits its fish population.

  • Black Bullhead

  • Bluegill

  • Black Crappie

  • Northern Pike

  • Smallmouth Bass 

  • Walleye

  • White Bass

  • Yellow Perch

Present Species

Dining & Drinks

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The Hungry Pelican at the Dam

The Hungry Pelican is a must when visiting Lake Ashtabula. With delicious ice cream, "resort-style drinks," a gift shop, and lots of rentals, it's the perfect location for the whole family. 

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The Hungry Pelican at the Crossing

The Hungry Pelican Crossing is a lake resort on Lake Ashtabula near Valley City, North Dakota. They have a full restaurant, bar, camping supplies, lake rentals, fishing bait/tackle, HP clothing/ merchandise and convenient store items.

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Bayshore Resort

A cozy lakeside café. Stop by for espresso, eats, and fantastic views of lake Ashtabula!

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Recreation

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Swimming

There are three swimming areas around the lake, including at Eggert's Landing, East Crossing Campground, and Mel Reiman Recreation Area. 

Tubing

This family-friendly lake is great for tubing with friends and family. 

Hiking

Not only is the area great for water activities, the North Country Trail also runs right alongside the lake! Find access points around the area and follow the blue markers!

Jet Skiing 

Take a ride on your jet ski - with 27 miles, there are endless places to explore!

Kayaking

Nestled in the hills of the Sheyenne River Valley, the calm waters of Lake Ashtabula make it the perfect area for kayakers and canoers!

Floating

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Relax for the day by taking it slow floating down the river channel all the way from Sibley to the Dam, grabbing some tropical drinks at The Hungry Pelican for your ride back!

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Lake Ashtabula 

 
 
 
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