Description

A popular campsite for the Arikara and Mandan people in the past, West Whitlock Recreation Area now draws modern-day campers and fishermen to its shores. When the area became a park, it was named for Mrs. J.F. Whitlock, whose pioneering family once owned the land. Whitlock Crossing was the name given to a small settlement that operated a ferry across the river near the area.

The replica of an Arikara earth lodge found in West Whitlock Recreation Area is a reminder of the many lodges that the Lewis and Clark expedition saw as they traveled this area. Each lodge, made of cottonwood logs, willow branches and grass, could house up to 20 people. The Arikara people were farmers and grew crops such as corn, beans, squash, sunflowers and tobacco.

Visitors today will find much different places to stay at West Whitlock. Cozy camping cabins, open all year, are furnished with bunk beds and a double bed to accommodate four people. Keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter with heating and air conditioning. All the campsites come with electricity. To reserve either a cabin or campsite, use your computer to access the online system. It's quick and easy. Then you can enjoy all West Whitlock Recreation Area has to offer: beach, boat ramp, modern comfort station, fish-cleaning station, ski beach, picnic shelter and playground.

Amenities

Onsite

  • 50 Amp Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • River
  • Forest Areas
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Courtesy Dock
  • ADA Accessible
  • Groups Welcome
  • Pets Welcome
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Credit Crd Accepted

Nearby

  • Lake

Recreation

Onsite

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating - Watercraft
  • Education Activity
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing -Cr.Country
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Nearby

  • Entertainment
  • Golfing

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We were at West Whitlock for two weeks and had an awesome time; the campground is clean and well maintained, though one of the ladies restrooms had a plumbing issue which smelled awful even though it was clean; all of the park employees and volunteers are really nice.
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Happy Camper
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Reviewed 06/25/2017
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We took a 2 week trip to West Whitlock state park and had a marvelous time. The campsites are excellent, the facilities were very clean and all personnel were very nice and accommodating.. On top of that the fishing was excellent. The only glitch, ticks! But spray kept them off. We are looking forward to returning soon.
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Camper
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Reviewed 06/23/2017
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Everything was good except for Sunday morning. We lost power and after trying to figure out if we blew a fuse, we asked our neighbors if they had power. They did not either. Would have been nice if the park staff had come around to inform usranger that there was a power outage so we knew. After an hour of no power we went to the ranger stand to find out that they just called the electric company. Had to change breakfast plans, but all worked out. Just would have liked a little communication from the staff.
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happy camper
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Reviewed 06/22/2017
B+
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This park is a bit isolated to get to but once there it is very beautiful. Very nice setting on the Missouri River. Only issue we had was that without reservations you're not sure what sites are available and you can only make reservations on line or by phone - no capability for those who just show up and want a site.
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Tanddg59
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Reviewed 06/21/2017