Electric Campsite Rules

Electrical hookup fees apply if you occupy the campsite even if you choose not to use the electricity.

Extension cords must be in good condition, 25 feet or less and fit properly into the outlet.

Extension cords may only be used in the reserved campsite and may not extend outside of the reserved campsite.

Cords may not run from one campsite to another at any time.

Pet Rules

Pets are allowed in Lake Tschida's confines with certain restrictions. They must be restrained at all times on a leash no longer than six feet in length.

This protects dogs from becoming lost and from other hazards such as sick, injured, or rabid animals. Leashes also help protect park resources, including wildlife and vegetation. Pets are also not permitted on beaches or playgrounds, in bathing areas or concession facilities.

For everyone's enjoyment, including pets, please observe the pet camping rules. Failure to abide by these rules may result in the camper being asked to check out of the campground.

Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles. Pet droppings left in fire rings will result in the camper being assessed additional fees. Pets that are noisy, vicious, dangerous, disturbing or intimidating to other persons or pets, or which damage park resources, are considered to be nuisances and will not be permitted to remain in the park.

Non-furbearing pets, such as reptiles, birds or fish, must also be confined or under the physical control of the owner. Some animals may be prohibited on park properties. Animals considered to be livestock are prohibited at Lake Tschida.

Pets should not be left unattended. Summer sunshine poses a threat to pets left in vehicles. On a bright, sunny day, even in temperatures as low as 60░ F, temperatures inside a vehicle can reach dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, the temperature inside a car - even with the windows cracked - can reach over 100 degrees within 10 minutes. Please remain mindful of this at all times.

Pet owners are responsible for removing pet waste from campgrounds, picnic areas, parking lots, roads, and other developed areas. In campgrounds, wastes must be removed from all areas within 200 feet of established campsites and in all areas within the campground loops.

Check In - Check Out Times

Check in time is 2PM.

Check out time is 1PM.

When leaving you must remove your unit from the campsite and place it in a designated public parking area and enjoy the lake the day of your checkout.

Vacating The Camping Area

All garbage must be disposed of in a proper manner.

All pet messes must be cleaned up.

Garbage may not be left in fire ring or around the campsite. Fires must be extinguished.

Any damage to ground or trees must be reported to office or Lake Staff.

Additional fees may apply to sites that are left in unacceptable condition.

No Littering Rules

Fire rings are not to be used for the dumping of any type of trash.

You are required to keep the grounds free of litter.

Please dispose of garbage in dumpsters.

Do not leave your garbage in fire ring.

Chewing gum, cigarette butts, peanut and sunflower seed shells, bottles, cans and wrappers is and are considered litter.

If gum is no longer desired or if it has been in your mouth it goes in the garbage not on the ground.

Violations Of Terms And Conditions

Violations may result in trespass of property. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations may result in arrest.


The Dam repair work at Heart Butte Reservoir (and the lake draw down) has been moved back to 2020.

Keep in mind that weather conditions (too much rain) could prevent us from getting the lake drawn down in 2020 which would cause the project to be moved back another year.

The chance of that is low but possible.

The Online Reservation System Will Open Around April 7th.

In The Meantime All Camping Must Be Paid For By Using The Envelopes Provided At Each Campground Area Kiosk.

Reservations By Telephone Are Also Discontinued Until After The Online Reservation System Opens.

Rental Of The Downstream Cabins As Always Must Be Made By Telephone By Calling 701-584-2201 & Leaving A Message.


The NEW "OFFICIAL" email contact for Lake Tschida is: recreation@laketschida.com.

All other previous email contacts are no longer available!

{Managing Partner Of Lake Tschida With The Bureau Of Reclamation}

TRI-CITIES JOINT JOB DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TCJJDA) would like to invite you to join our monthly board meetings.

March 7, 2018 - City Council Room - Elgin - 6:30PM
April 4, 2018 - Ambulance Hall - New Leipzig - 6:30PM
May 2, 2018 - City Office - Carson - 6:30PM
June 6, 2018 - City Council Room - Elgin - 6:30PM
July 2018 - Time & Place To Be Announced
August 1, 2018 - Ambulance Hall - New Leipzig - 6:30PM
September 5, 2018 - City Office - Carson - 6:30PM
October 3, 2018 - City Council Room - Elgin - 6:30PM
November 7, 2018 - Ambulance Hall - New Leipzig - 6:30PM
December 5, 2018 - City Office - Carson - 6:30PM