Outdoor Recreation

Camping at the Lakeside Marina Campground

There is plenty to do outside in and around Jamestown, North Dakota!


Full hook-ups or primitive; by the lake or right in town; you'll find you favorite place to unwind near all the amenities you need.


The Jamestown area offers 21 stocked lakes within just a few miles of town. Whether you love fishing, water sports, or just hanging out on the beach, you'll find what you are looking for.

Hiking and Biking Trails

Most of these beautiful trails still surprise the locals. From a challenging 8-mile trail that served as the location of the #1 rated XTERRA America Tour race in 2012, to a 1-mile easy paved trail along the lake, you'll find your new favorite trail nearby.


Public lands available

Here's a great video showing a group of visiting hunters in Jamestown and their successful hunt: https://youtu.be/9hUcOjHu62Q

Birding and wildlife watching


Two 18-hole courses

Disc Golf

Two courses


  • Playgrounds, picnic equipment, open areas and more
  • Most of the parks also offer easy trails


Horse Trail

If you travel with horses, exercise them on this 5 mile course on the north side of the Pipestem, just west of Parkhurst Campground. Also, try out the Leg of the Historic Fort Totten Trail and Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge.

Wagon Train

This week-long pioneer life experience will disconnect you from today's busy world.

Winter Fun

The fun doesn't stop when the temperatures drop!

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