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.


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 time is 2PM.

Check out time is 1PM.

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


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 an unacceptable condition.


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

You will need to click on the campground area of your choosing in the 'PHOTO GALLERIES' section in the menu section on the left hand side of each page to view the campsite of your choice and click on thebutton.
One person may make several individual reservations but each campsite must be in the name, email address, telephone number and vehicle license plate state and number of the occupant as mandated by FEDERAL LAW. If you do not agree to this mandated FEDERAL LAW your reservation will be cancelled.

No campground may be occupied for more than
14 consecutive days out of 30 consecutive days.

Multiple units
may occupy camping areas designated by this sign which also includes the 2 Downstream cabins. Each unit must pay the camping fee. Ultimately the person who made the reservation is responsible for payment of the fee.


You can only book a campsite 7 days in advance from the day you are making the reservation using the online system.

If you want to make a reservation less than 7 days in advance you must call the office using your credit or debit card.


Cancellations may only be made by calling the office
(701-584-2201) during regular business hours. Leaving a message on the lake's answering system is not acceptable. You must speak with an employee either by phone or in person. Credit card refunds generally take anywhere from 5 to 10 days. Reservations cannot be made by leaving a message on the lake's answering system.

Cancelled reservations paid by cash or check will have a refund check (minus required fees) issued by the  Tri-Cities Joint Job Development Authority
(TCJJDA) within 30 days.

There is a
$10 cancellation fee if the reservation is cancelled 6 days or more before the start of the reservation.

There is a
50% cancellation fee if the reservation is cancelled 5 days or less before the start of the reservation or if during your stay you decide to leave early and is based upon the remaining days and also subject to the 24 hour notice rule.

There is
NO REFUND if the reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours before the start of the reservation based upon the check in time of 2PM.

There is a
$20 fee to change the date or the campsite of the reservation.

There is
NO REFUND of the 5% Taxes/Fees.

There is
NO REFUND if you don't show.

There is
NO REFUND for inclement weather days.

There is a
$35 fee for all returned checks.


By order of the Bureau of Reclamation fireworks are no longer allowed on any of the federal property at the Heart Butte Reservoir also known as Lake Tschida.

This includes all public campsite areas, public beaches, playgrounds, watercraft launching areas, the lake itself and all owners (leased permittees) of private cabins and trailers.