We stayed here because it was the only campground in Medora that was still open. We had water and 30 amp elec-- no sewer but they have a dump station. Our site was small, sort of level and had some gravel but was a little muddy. Not a great place for non-horse owner/rider camping but OK for the price. The personnel nice and friendly. If we're ever in Medora again we'll stay here... unless another campground is open. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Park, only 6 miles outside of Medora. Medora is I-94 Exits 27 and 24. Exit 18 is the Buffalo Gap Exit. After the exit, the last 1.5 miles is over a dirt road, wide but with several spots where it is like driving over a washboard. Do not be discouraged. Just GO SLOW and you'll be fine. We are a 36' MH with a tow car. What a different and interesting place to stay. They have 10 sites with full hookups (only 3 sites have 50A service). These sites weren't really laid out for RVs. They were laid out so that their customers can have a place to park their horse trailers. You see, about 30 yards in front of where we were parked, there is a rodeo arena corral. People come to this ranch to train their horses, to learn horsemanship, and to learn, with their horses, to work with cattle. We spent 3 nights here, and they were working their horses from about 7AM until close to dark. But, they weren't at all noisy. It certainly was interesting to, at night, hear horses neighing and nickering instead of trains or airplanes. The Ranch has full restaurant services serving 3 meals a day. The food wasn't great. They have rooms for people to stay in. They don't offer "guest ranch" type activities like trail rides, etc. If you want to go on a trail ride, you have to bring your own horse. There is no swimming pool or playground. The facilities were fine except the spaces were a little close to each other. It was certainly an experience watching people hone their riding skills, breaking and taming young horses, and then watching them learn how to cut cattle out of a herd. Our stay here certainly qualifies as one of our "mini" adventures! The owner told me that he has plans to add 30 more sites with pull-throughs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here four nights over the Labor Day weekend. The campground was jam-packed and the sites were extremely close. Out pull-through site, and many others, was quite short, with barely room to park the truck across the front of our rig. We were fortunate, however, to have a scenic view of the badlands, as the campground is in a picturesque setting. The campground hostess could not have been friendlier or more helpful. This campground is only a block from the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and within walking distance of the little town of Medora. There is a small convenience store in town that has only basic essentials (not a real food store) with gas pumps attached for fuel. We suggest making sure to bring the food you will need and fuel-up on your way to or from Medora at Exit 42 on I-94, 15 miles East of Medora. The campground has red clay sites which we understand are normally quite dusty but, apparently, unusual rains created oozy red mud that was difficult not to track into our camper during our stay. Although it is a basic no-frills campground with some deficits, of the two in Medora this is the better choice and if you want to see the North Dakota Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park(which are well worth the visit) it is a convenient place to stay while doing so. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground was a good place to stay for a visit to the National Park. Check-in was a little slow. We had reserved a 30 amp long site but were assigned a short site. After we checked the site we asked to be moved and they were very nice about moving us to a longer site. Wi-Fi worked, not super fast but good. I changed the listing to 'no pool'. The pool is part of the city park next door and was an extra fee but it was closed for long term structural repairs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was fine for a short visit to see the National Park. Gravel roads and sites and a bit dusty. Long pull through sites, however not all were level. They had shaded sites and open sites for satellite. Full hook ups. Would stay here again if in the area. It is a long way from the North Unit of the park, but convenient to the South Unit. Very limited groceries in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large city operated RV park with gravel roads and sites with grass areas and table. One area has lots of trees and wide pull thru sites and a separate area with back in sites and very few trees. Both areas have water, sewer, 30 and 50 amp service. Separate tent areas. Free un-secured Wi-Fi. Kids playground in the campground, but no game room, but a city park with heated swimming pool and large kids play area only 200 yards away. Very good Verizon cell and 4G signal. Satellite TV signal only in the back in sites with only a few small trees. No cable TV available. No scheduled activities or breakfasts, etc. Staff friendly and helpful and park accepts pets. At the edge of the wonderful small town of Medora. Visit the many museums and shops in town and go to the Medora Musical. Theodore Roosevelt Nat’l are a must see. Rated 7 for location, 6 for the park itself. Stayed 4 days to explore the town and area and would stay there again. City park and does not accept GS, Passport, RPI, ROD or C 2 C. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stopped for one night on the way through. Seemed like a little decent place next to the river and the badlands. Nice and easy to find about just off the interstate. The washrooms and showers were old but were pretty clean. Medora is a pretty small place but it's very touristy and was kind of neat to check out. Wifi worked well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Shore Services: 50/30amp. Sewer good. Water @ 60psi Sustains 45psi. WiFi is available, but I didn't use it. AT&T Cell Phone good with 3 bars. 3G Sprint Air Card is poor. Verizon Air Card good. Cable not available. Site is gravel, reasonably level both ways. Site lengths vary, ours was not long enough to park my truck on the site, Site closeness vary also; some have plenty of room, but mine was so close that the picnic table could barely sit on it. Roads are good entering the park and through the park. Restrooms are old and need updating. The showers are separate and that is nice, but they also are old. Direct TV satellite is easy to access. Discounts are not available. Payment can be with credit card. The $35 price for this campground, I think is a bit high. This is a large campground and has plenty of room, overall. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice city owned park. Lots of shade trees and nice, level pull through sites for big rigs. Great location for touring the Teddy Roosevelt National Park and seeing the Medora musical. Our Verizon aircard worked well, but their WiFi signal was weak where we were camped. It is the only game in town and we would stay here again. Rate shown is the daily rate for 50 amp full hook up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the first time we have stayed in the Medora area in decades. We tent camped in TRNP back in the late 1970s. We had a FHU, pull-through site. We were able to get satellite reception but not that many sites in the park are satellite friendly. This is a city run park and handles everything from tents to big rigs. Most of the RV sites are pull-throughs but they vary from W&E with 20 A to FHU with 50 A. The roads and sites are gravel. The site length and width varies. There is a small laundry with cheap machines and the bathrooms are old but usable. We were happy with our site and the park overall. You pass the city park (playgrounds, ball fields and courts, large pool, etc.) on the way into the campground. The city park pool is available for $2/day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very busy park in summer, & we arrived without a reservation & wanted 30 amp. Nevertheless, the staff found us a site. The park has expanded their 50 amp area, & it's nice, but you'll probably need a reservation. The private showers are terrific, & really clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We used this as an overnight stop and worked out well. They had a blow up slide and pool for the kids which is great, and you can walk along the river next to the campground. Views are very nice and located next to the tourist trap, I mean town. I felt like we were being setup by two "campers" for the music show/dinner which is also promoted by the campground. Something didn't seem right but they left us alone once they knew we were not going and then they wandered to the next trailer that just pulled in. The kids liked this place, lots of room to ride bikes and was an easy place to go explore from. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Due to travel distances we have stayed here 3 times in the last 2 years, and every time have experienced loud, late night parties. (Twice the noise was coming from town employee housing, in mobile homes attached to the park.) It appears to be a college party park with parties lasting as late as 4:00 am and significant drinking. No police or security presence that we could see, and no one answered calls at the "office." Scary for families! WiFi is available, but was not very good. Once again, consider this a college party place. Doesn't happen all the time, or every night, but it happened at least once during every one of our stays. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good, basic campground for use as a base for visiting Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Sites are a bit narrow, but we were able to run out our 40" slide. We were warned that our site was uneven, but it was dead level. Pool is a bit of a walk from most sites. Wi-Fi is decent. Note: Medora has NO grocery store, only a small convenience store. If you need anything other than the most basic items, make sure to stop somewhere 30-60 miles before you get to Medora. There is nothing around here! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The sites were gravel and pretty level. We could get AT&T cell service and their Wi-Fi worked well. There was NO local TV stations or cable, as previously indicated. The staff kept pushing the town musical and other events. I suspect they must have received a rebate from sales. They put us in a site with no shade even though there were plenty of shady sites available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here four nights to visit Theodore Roosevelt NP. Right next to park entrance. Medora is a quaint small town with some nice local restaurants. Gravel roads and some close sites. Nice views of the surrounding area. Fair Wi-Fi at site, nice laundry. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I liked this park. Yes it is all dirt and gravel so if you need that manicured lawn and pavement it's not for you. Had no problems getting in and leveling. Trains nearby and noisy during day but don't run at night or at least I didn't hear them - it's very quiet at night. Showers were kept very clean but water runs onto entire floor in stall so hard to find a dry spot to dress so bring an extra towel to stand on. Needs some kind of berm to separate the floor so you can keep feet dry. No TV service of any kind. Stayed 2 nights to visit Theodore Roosevelt NP and also the ND Cowboy Hall of Fame which I recommend. Little Mo River right behind park and look up and you see the Theodore Roosevelt NP. Easy walk into town and geocaches nearby if you're into that activity. I would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I agree with prior posts. The young man at the office didn't seem to care about much. He was not helpful with directions in the park, finding the site or the additional parking areas, as he wouldn't provide a site large enough for my RV and car, which I was told I would be provided when making the reservations. The roads were very bumpy and narrow. The sites were very close together. We were only able to pull into our site by moving the grill onto the neighbors site. The picnic table would only fit parallel to our RV - if you tried to flip it the other way you would be hitting your camper or your neighbors camper. The people we camped next to were great, so being so close wasn't a huge problem for us. We didn't extend the awning, as the neighbor's sewer hookup was next to our picnic table. We ended up staying here only one night and moving to the National Park campground the next day. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are not all the same size; be sure to let them know what you need when you make the reservation. Drive a bit past the AmericInn to find the entrance to the campground on the left. Check-in was easy; we were escorted to our site. The road in our section was dirt and very dusty. We were in site 45; it was level and long enough to park the car in front. The picnic table was anchored and did interfere with us opening the bay doors. There wasn’t enough width to the pad to move the rig over enough so the doors would clear. Water pressure was adequate. Verizon and Sprint worked fine. We did not use their cable service or their Wi-Fi. You can recycle at the state park visitor center. There was a train nearby but it does not blow its whistle. There was no restriction on washing the rig. We would stay here again if in the area. The rate reflects a weekly stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a great time in Medora. The campground staff was excellent in recommending restaurants and getting our tickets for the Pitchfork Fondue and Medora Musical (both of which were worth the price). A shuttle for these is available from our campground, but we chose to drive. We enjoyed driving and hiking the Badlands at the Roosevelt Natl Park. These Badlands are different from the SD Badlands and worth seeing. I would definitely stay at the quiet, safe, clean Medora Campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park was full of weeds, the RV spot was extremely close to neighboring spot with sewer hook-up right off of the dirty, broken picnic table. Grill for my spot was less than 12" from neighbors RV so I didn't (couldn't) use it. Pool was emptied but we were told we could use one on the other side of town. Campground attendant was a sullen, apathetic teenager. Could not have had a worse experience and would not recommend this to anyone. We moved after one night to a different campground in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is improved from last year. There is new crushed rock on the parking pads so the mud and dirt is not as bad as in the past. The bathrooms were clean, they were not last year. Office staff were friendly and competent. The best thing about this park is that it is just a few blocks from the entrance from Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Be sure you get a site long enough for your rig, some are very short and it is difficult to park your tow. Wi-Fi worked sometimes but not during peak hours. There is a park for kids nearby with a pool and other attractions but it does cost extra to use. It is also very close to the attractions in the town of Medora. We drove the National Park Loop in the evening and saw a huge amount of wildlife close up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Dirty and grungy is our description. Advertised Wi-Fi, if you could get connected, did not stay connected beyond 2 minutes. Called office, and received blah, blah, blah. Wi-Fi was never functional. I call this advertising "bait and switch." Roadways are wide for big rigs; CG sites are adequate for space, but are situated right next to others. Who if they used their picnic table, would sit nearly on top of your water/sewer hookups. If we had a choice, which is slim to none in Medora, we would never stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife called to get the rates for 30 amp and see if space was available. They said yes and we headed that way. Once we got there (20 min later), they said they had no 30 amp sites and we would have to pay for 50 amp site. Sites on very unlevel rock. Spaces very tight. Small laundry room. Staff not friendly. In the section we were in had a porta potty (regular restrooms were available by the office). Internet was free and was OK. Great location. Lots of rules that most do not follow. Sewer located almost at the front of each space. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are a couple of campgrounds in Medora and this one was okay. Some of the sites were better than others. We had a 28' TT and had difficulty getting on our site. Thankfully, it was a wide site because we had to park on it sideways in order to get off the road. Then we had to park our truck across the road. I think we were in the pop up area because we were surrounded by them, with tents behind us. Nice view of "mountains" of Teddy Roosevelt Nat'l Park right behind our site. WiFi was not very good at our site. Medora is a neat little town, with shops and parks all around it. The Chuckwagon restaurant has a great and very reasonable breakfast buffet. The Medora Musical was also a nice activity. A little pricey but, hey, what the heck. We would stay here again, but recommend checking out the site they put you on to make sure you'll fit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Closest RV park to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park southern entrance. Sites are roughly-crushed red rock, and quite close together. Lovely shade trees throughout the campgrounds. Staff seems very eager to please. Would stay here again if in the area, but Medora is a "been-there-done-that" type of place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Old park with very tight and crowded sites. Restrooms were dirty and the showers were filthy! Really disgusting. And to top things off, there was NO hot water at 3:00 p.m., even though I ran the shower for 20 minutes to see if it turned warm. It didn't. You can walk to town from here, which is nice; but I wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Medora is a welcome rest off the I-94 as there are not a lot of parks around this part of the country. Unlike the other park here, this park is away from the railway. Driving in, the scenery is outstanding. Unfortunately they had a summer flood here with about 6 feet of water in this part of town. Everything is covered with silt, which is dry and the dust gets everywhere. That is why I rated the park down. Office staff were great. Sites were big and fairly level. Everything worked. The washrooms and showers were clean but somewhat old fashioned. Yes the park needs updating but it is what it is. Know that going in. We slept soundly all night long. The town of Medora is interesting to walk through and the people are very friendly. Try eating at the Cowboy Cafe or the Boot Bar and Grille. Both are very good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here 4 days 3 nights and the restrooms were dirty every day. Oil workers live in the area and the site is overcrowded. Laundry room was pretty dirty, worn out folding table, 3 washers 2 dryers. Owners look pretty worn out and not very friendly. Two other parks in town that I would recommend. Found the park in travel directory rated 2 stars. Pretty accurate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with the previous review - the campground has a lot of potential but it needs a lot of work and TLC. If you want to visit the National Park, town of Medora and the Musical you don't have much of a choice. The roads were full of pot holes and the sites needed a lot more gravel. The sites are extremely small and you are very close to your neighbors. There are several trees, but we were able to find a site which would enable us to receive satellite. The Verizon service is excellent. A really good point about the park is that their Wi-Fi was excellent with a strong signal. The check in staff was young but helpful. We did not use the bathhouse as it was not convenient. It was located on the other side of the park. The only facilities on our side of the park were 2 porta potties. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I rated this park a "three" because of its proximity to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, its showers, and the fact that I did not feel unsafe while camping. Other than that, this park has little going for it. The sites are tiny, poorly defined, and poorly maintained. When we checked in, the young man behind the desk seemed to be put out by the questions we asked. The showers were hot, but the facility is old and needs a lot of work. There were no fire rings and the grills were all canted at an angle. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a decent camp ground, but it needs a lot of work. The roads and sites need A LOT of gravel to cover the mud from even minor rains. The river flooded in June and the place has yet to be fully cleaned up. The maintenance crew was putting down new gravel during our stay, but they couldn't keep up with the rains. On the plus side, the views at this campground are much better than the campground closer to town, and the train is not nearly as close so it doesn't rattle the rig when it goes by. The staff was friendly but mostly young in age so are still learning the job. One issue I found troubling was the first day we were here two large dogs that looked to be pit bull mixes ran into the park from the adjacent river bed area very close to our site. I hustled our smaller dog into the rig as it was on leash. The strays ran along the bank of the river and disappeared into some tall grass. I alerted the office and the desk person denied any knowledge of them but said he would watch to see if they returned. I left the office and walked through the campground to see a female camper put leashes on them both and put them into a travel trailer. I returned to the office and informed the desk that the dogs belonged to a camper that had apparently let them run free. I gave the desk the site# the dogs came from, and he stated that it must just be an over night person and would probably be leaving the next day. Four days later the dogs, the campers and trailer were still there, looking like long term with a lot of misc junk outside the rig. I really hate being lied to. The dogs were left on leash outside of the rig most of the days unattended. The rules and safety of the other campers were clearly sacrificed for the convenience of a seasonal camper. I would probably not stay here again for that reason. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First of all, we didn't stay at this campground, but we did drive through while staying at the Red Trail Campground, nearby. To be fair, this campground had recently been under flood water and was a mud pit in most places. They desperately need to add gravel to the driveway and campsites. What alarmed us was the condition of the outside of the campground buildings. They looked old and in very poor condition. We did not venture inside, but feel the inside must be about the same as the outside. The only other campground with hookups in the area is the Red Trail Campground and we gave it poor marks because of the filthy bathrooms and how we were treated. I would advise asking about improvements made to this campground following the flood of 2011 before making reservations. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location right by the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and near the attractions of downtown Medora. Office staff were friendly and helpful. About 3/4 of the sites were shaded. There were nice views of the bluffs and badlands. The power was good. Wi-Fi was slow to not at all, but Mi-Fi signal was very fast here. The bathrooms and showers were OK, not great. The sites were muddy and full of pot holes. The roads were rough with many mud holes. The grass was tall and unkept. The store was OK. There were piles of junk near the back of the park. Other than a great location this park was nothing special. We liked the other park in town better. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located next to south entrance of Theodore Roosevelt NP and across from the “Medora Musical”. The dirt pads with small grassy area was hard to level due to the recent flood. There are shade trees throughout the park and you have views of the surrounding mounds. Full hook-ups with good Wi-Fi reception. There is no TV reception with antenna. Cell phone reception good. Bathrooms were marginally clean with individual shower rooms. There is a small convenient store and gas station in town that has slim choices at high prices- would recommend stocking up before coming. There is a public pool and tennis courts near the entrance to campground that charges a small fee. During weekdays it is quiet but I am told the weekends it is packed here. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are only two full service campgrounds near the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt NP. This one is run by a foundation. It is a nice park, not great. It is on the river, which is the problem. There was a major flood in early June. All the sites have silt on them. Not a problem when it is dry, but if it rains: WATCH OUT. You will need slip on boots for the family as the mud will build up 3 inches on your feet. This may be the norm for any place around town as the soil contains a lot of bentonite clay. Roads have some pot holes, especially on Bully Circle. As long as it is dry, it is great. But MUDDY when it rains and it takes a while for the soil to absorb the moisture and dry out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park allows easy access to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and this is why we stayed here. If the park was not next to the National park we would have passed it by. We found the park to be very dry and dusty so we did not spend anytime outside. The roads are all dirt and the sites are also dirt...no grass. This area of the country is dry and so the park would benefit from some gravel. The staff was very nice and also told us we could swim in the hotel pool down the street that is owned by the same owners. Overall, easy place to stay but be prepared to hide from the dust. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We tagged the last full hookup site on a summer Saturday night and then stayed an extra night. Saturday there were 150 units in the campground. Our site was about 25 feet wide with dry grass and leaves in the table area. With most rigs parked back to back, it seemed crowded. Everything worked, the staff is friendly, the dog had a great walking area in the surrounding community. We enjoyed the gentleman and his lady who sang bluegrass and country western songs until 10 PM. They have been doing this for 27 years. No green grass and density of units on the first nights prevents a higher rating, but 150 units filling the campground on Saturday says something about their attraction. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped here three nights. Temperature was in the 90's so the campground, because of lack of paved or graveled sites and roads, was very dusty and dirty. Enjoyed nearby river to cool dogs off. The city owns and maintains this campground and could spend some money to improve. Grassed areas were also dry native grass. Very apparent the only water for lawns is by mother nature. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is your only choice in Medora for full hookups. WiFi is available in the office area. There are some nice shaded pull through sites with decent spacing on the front part of the park, while most other full hookup sites are tightly spaced on basically a gravel parking lot with no shade. There are also some nice shaded tent sites here in the park. Be sure that you fill up with fuel and have all necessary groceries etc., before arriving in Medora. There's not much available in the way of fuel and supplies, and what is available commands premium prices! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here two years ago and again this summer. A new shower house has been added; it has 8-10 individual shower rooms. Campground looked better maintained than before. Sites are still tight: your slide-out might bump your neighbor's. It's crowded but everytime we've stayed here it's been quiet. It's very convenient to Teddy Roosevelt NP and downtown Medora. Appeared as though they have added a new area for larger MH's that need or like 50amps. Overall a good park for a couple nights, but you wouldn't want to go here to "get away from it all". We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Site was $30 for 30 amp and water/sewer with a 7 day cancellation policy. I said I had slides so I was given a "wide site" which I think the staff had confused with the site behind me which was wider. My site was narrow and not very level. It was littered with sunflower seeds and cigarette butts. My picnic table which was a few feet outside my door was over the neighbors sewer connection (in the middle of the site) and they were pulling out when we were hooking up so they were emptying their sewer. I used the washroom and found no towel dispensers or hand dryers and the washrooms were not very clean. It was a Monday and the park was about 20% full and yet we were jammed together in a group. I wouldn't camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stopped here for one night, RV's are packed in like sardines, single uni-sex shower block, water pressure and electricity supply on-site good, and the laundry was a blessing. Friendly staff, but not a campground that we would choose to spend any amount of time in, one night was all we could stand. First time that we have eaten dinner inside our RV, we prefer to eat outside and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nothing special for your $30, considering the un-level dirt sites and overused, nasty co-ed showers. Place exists for the Medora Musical and nearby TR Park. They run a shuttle to the musical ($4) and nearby city swim pool is $3. This is really geared for families, with a playground and large tenting area. Too bad the sites are so close you have to breathe your neighbor's BBQ or wood smoke all night. Too many people sitting outside yakking over campfires til midnight. Don't know how much better the private cg, Red Trail, is but will take a look next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Medora Campground is on the west side of town. Pay attention to the mileage from road intersections or you may drive past it. They have a large over-the-lane sign but not a highway marker for the turn. Sites are dirt and mostly level. The campground is close to the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park's south entrance. The Medora Musical, a nightly western amphitheater performance, is across the road from the campground. Tickets to the musical can be purchased at the campground and they have a shuttle available. Campground staff was helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We saw Medora's Magazine while in another campground and decided on giving it a try. Lots of bugs (gnats) and cottonwood trees. Sites were level; bathrooms clean and showers good. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable of the area. You must try the Pitchfork Fondue if you visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All amenities were cut off, no water, no wi-fi. I talked to people in Town and it about dies after Labor Day, I would have thought they would keep someone on staff. I would try the Red Trail Campsite after Labor Day. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The RV sites are really squeezed as close together as possible for them to get as many campers in and make as much money as they can. We were at the front of the campground which was nice - I would not have liked to have been at the rear of the campground as there are a bunch of dumpy, ugly mobile homes back there which detracts from the beautiful setting of the surrounding Badlands and the fun camping experience. Although the restrooms were clean, they are not that "nice" - it is dark and old in the restroom building. The campground location is good, little noise, very nice playground, city pool is right there adjacent to the campground, and you can walk down to the Little Missouri River and wade. The sites did not have fire rings, but did have grills. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an older city park. The sites are a little tight, about 35' between utility pedistas. Picnic tables are provided, but no fire rings. The office is only open from 10:00AM - 6:00PM. It has ample pull-throughs and back-ins for larger rigs. 30 amp hook ups are available, I'm not sure about 50's. There was water & sewer at our site, but only 20 amp electric. For a 1-2 night stop before touring Teddy Roosevelt NP, it's not a bad stop. There are trains nearby, but not too objectionable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best thing to say about Red Trail is that it is very convenient to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and it has full hook-ups and WiFi. The sites are very small and close together. We never even looked in the rest rooms. The park is clean and the guests were quiet, but it is not attractive at all. We'd only come back here if we couldn't find anything better near TR NP. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The place is not fancy but it is clean. There is a pool available for free but it is across town. The campground is run well and was quiet. There is a small store with friendly staff. The hookups were fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground directory (TL) said gravel roads. There was very little gravel, mostly dirt. For the price it was not much of a bargain. The sites are shaded, but not very even. Staff was friendly. We used it because of closeness to Medora Musical and Pitchfork Fondue which were both very good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We went before the season opened, so we got the $10 rate. Town wasn't "open" either, but looks like it would be fun in the summer. If you're a golfer, don't miss Bully Pulpit, it's a great course. Campground is right next to the south unit entrance to Theodore Roosevelt Nat. Park. Very good wildlife viewing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not very impressed with this campground. Most sites very close together. The bathrooms were ancient with peeling paint on the floors, but they were tidied up frequently. No choice of water temp in showers with such hard spray it stung. Had difficulty checking in because computers were acting up. We had a full hook up site but had to pull halfway out of the site to dump, they did warn us about it though. Our site was gravel with weeds and no trees. We would not camp here again. There is public pool you can use for a fee. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very relaxing! The cabin was very clean and spacious, the park was right across from the Musical/Fondue event and next to TR National Park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This park is gravel and grass sites some are very close together some have more room. Most seem to be back-ins. The office is very friendly and have an escort to the site, The escort is very good at helping you back in to a site. Forget about your mirrors and listen to him, it goes perfect. We enjoyed our stay here visiting the bad lands. We would return to visit again. well worth the time to see the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are very tightly situated, very buggy, flies, etc. Person helping park was very proficient, inside people okay. Easy to get to but once at drive's entrance not much room to await service. Restroom were very bug laden also, and seemed to need some care. Was not told there was a pool next door by front desk. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price of $31.50 reflects daily rate with Good Sam discount. Cable was an additional cost per day, which we didn't purchase. This is a large park, with easy access for big rigs (at least our 40' motor home). We arrived at a very busy time with new folks checking in. The person who was checking in new folks remained focused, yet friendly. There was an escort to the site. Sites were adequately spaced with a picnic table and grass between sites. Some of the sites are gravel and some are grass, and the park does get muddy when it rains. Park wifi was good, and our own Verizon service worked well. Laundry room had four washers and four dryers. There was a children's play area. Showers looked a bit worn, but they were clean. Medora is a neat town. The Little Missouri Scenic River runs along one side of the town, but the river has a rather unpleasant odor, which makes the entire town smell less than pleasant. Do make time to drive through the Teddy Roosevelt National Park if you're in the area, as it's a beautiful drive. We saw prairie dogs, bison, deer and wild horses while driving through. We would stay again if passing through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are a 39' 5th wheel. Since we were staying for just one night, we elected an electric/water hook up only. It had rained before we got here. Site was very muddy, and very tight to maneuver our rig into site. Took several tries by my semi-truck driver husband, and finally campground staff took over. We would have gotten in the same way he did, but were trying to get farther into the site so we had space in between us and next door neighbors. Cable TV is extra, which we opted not to use as we have satellite. Area is beautiful, but would not consider staying here for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, will not have time to explore the city of Medora, as it looked pretty interesting as we drove through. Will probably bypass this place next time, but not much in North Dakota to choose from! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate shown is the daily portion of the weekly rate of $195. We enjoyed our stay here while visiting Medora. Our site (#46) was level, and had a clear view of the sky for the satellite. It is easy to walk into town from the campground, and the entrance to the South Unit of Teddy Roosevelt NP is less than a mile away. Would definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good Sam plus $2 per night cable. Sites are mostly level and gravel. A cloud burst dumped a bunch of rain but it drained away nicely. Camp guide escorts you to the site and directs you into place. Sites are large enough and ample parking for the toad or tow vehicle. A mile or so from the south unit visitor center of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Badlands (huge!). Lots of one-nighters coming and going. We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed our visit. Medora is fun and western with nightly musicals. Fuel stop in town. We would return when through the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access from I-94 but no highway noise also near railroad but no horn. Friendly, helpful owners. Our site no 45 plenty of space but majority sites in the middle crammed. Office area and campsites need refurbishment; although functional, our picnic table was old and disintegrating. Price reflects $2 per /night for cable with good selection of channels. Only quarter mile from Theodore Roosevelt South Unit and walking distance to neat town of Medora. There was a problem with wifi on our first night but was working well after that. Would recommend but, especially at the weekends, it is very crowded., We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a nice campground to stay at when visiting Medora. We travel slowly so we stayed for a week but most campers stayed for 2-3 days. Wifi is very important for me and theirs worked well. Medora is a nice town to get around in if you just want to ride bikes. The only time we used our car all week was to go to The Musical, which is on top of a hill that unless you are an avid biker you would not want to tackle on a bike. If you are visiting here make sure you have everything you need because there is not grocery store in town. The closest groceries are 40 miles away in Dickinson. We ran out of a couple things and the local convenient store had a couple tomatoes and apples they could sell us. Don’t miss going to Roosevelt National Park it is a wonderful park. We would stay here again. Rate reflects a weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
At first glance this older, in-town RV park seems a little rough, but is actually a fine park. Restrooms are modern and clean, with good hot water. They charge an extra $1 per day for cable, but it is a full line up including HBO and well worth the buck. The park is convenient to the town's attractions, including the Roosevelt National Park. Sites are a bit close together, but we've seen worse. No campfires permitted due to local regs. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our rate was with a Good Sam discount. We loved the staff at this campground. We were guided to our site and they helped to assist us in backing into our location. We had a full hook up site that was very level. Easy walk into the quaint town. Sites are a bit close but the road through the campground was wide. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice location to visit Theodore Roosevelt NP. It is an easy on/off I-94. The park could use some added maintenance concerning grounds and picnic tables, however the restrooms were clean and tidy. The water pressure was good, but sometimes would have a surge so I recommend a pressure regulator. The Wi-Fi worked great. We did not use the cable. The sewer connection was about level or slightly uphill. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Almost did not stay here because of a previous review the same month. Glad we did stay as staff courteous, guided to our level site, good rate and within walking distance to town. I respect owner of previous review and have stayed at several RV resorts, but consider this is a campground, so we expect it to be a little more rustic. Had no problems and would stay here again, we stayed in 41 foot motorhome with toad and two small dogs. If anything, the place could use some more paint, but end of season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place was so bad we drove out after we saw the sites we were assigned. We were told there were pullthrough sites available and didn't find out otherwise until after we paid and reached our sites. The site assigned our coach had loose dirt that would have turned into a quagmire if it rained (showers predicted). When we asked for a refund the very surly woman at the counter refused. We left and found a another campground just outside of town. This campground has a long way to go to reach an acceptable level. The buildings are shabby, the facilities unkempt, and everything needs maintenance. I do not recommend a stay here until the attitudes and the park are fixed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are small and close together. Many people had to park their car or tow vehicle sideways to get it in the space. "Live entertainment nightly" is karaoke, with mostly the same park employee singing badly. If I stopped here again, I would try another campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in our 40' 4 slide motor home with tow vehicle. Our site was back-in with full hookups. Fifty amp, satellite and Verizon signal. Width good with table on concrete, grass between sites. Quiet. Lots of shade and lots of open sites. It's a good place. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been traveling for many months, and I was more unhappy with this park than any other. After confirming that we would have a 50 amp site when I made the reservation, we arrived to find no 50 amp site available for us, and every employee we spoke to passed responsibility to someone else (with no apologies). On top of that, we didn't find that we only had 30 amp until we pulled into our site after paying (they do not give refunds). The wi-fi is a bit flaky, but does work. There is cable available for an extra charge. The laundry has nice new machines, but is dirty and old itself. The spots are very close together; you may not be able to use your awning. On the positive side, it is walking distance into town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park isn't glitz and glamour, like some big city parks, but clean and lovely with shady spots available. The people that run it are very nice, friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice mom and pop's campground. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The sites were close, but not exceptionally close, level and on grass. We stayed in a 37 footer while visiting both ends of the national park, and we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There is not much to pick from in Medora, so we made it work. First the positives - Medora is charming, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is fabulous, the Medora Musical was great! The negatives, - you are packed in like sardines. It thought I was pulling into a pull through and the guide told me, no, someone else is behind you. Despite the crowded conditions, we had a great time. Oh, and this is the first campground we have ever stayed at where the office communicated with employees by calling them over a public address speaker! Buy some walkie talkies! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We rated this park a five since it had full hookups. Our site was not mowed, and although other shady sites seemed to be available, ours was in full sun on a hot day. Utilities were adequate, showers were not acceptably clean, so didn't use them. It was nice to be within walking distance of the downtown, but we cannot recommend where we ate. Theodore Roosevelt National Park was great, and if we were to return we would try another RV park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location is the only thing going for this park. We loved T. Roosevelt Natl Park and went to the Medora Musical ( just OK) . Office staff needs a bath! We could only get electric and the site was very rutted from someone previously in the mud. Close together and unkempt. The worst trash dumpster set up ever, on the dump station! YUCK! Won't be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is not well maintained. It’s old and needs a lot of work. The person who guided us to our site did not know how to navigate us into our site. Bathrooms and laundry facilities need a major upgrade. The campground has dirt and gravel roads. Sites are very close. Since sewer is in the middle of the site, our neighbor’s sewer hook-up was directly over our awning. Cable, WiFi, and cell phone reception were good. It costs an additional $2.00 for cable. This park is close to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. You can walk to downtown Medora from campground. Unfortunately, there is only one other campground in the area. They are both comparable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I gave this a 5 rating because it's just ok. They have good utilities and hookups and the available cable and free Wi-Fi are a great bonus (that's how I'm writing this review). Beautiful scenery of the bluffs surrounding Medora. That said, the campground itself is pretty run down. The picnic tables have peeling painting and the grills are a mess. There are weeds surrounding the sites and it appears they just cut, but no weed eating whatsoever. There's been a lot of rain and some sites are very muddy. Gravel is thin in the sites. Staff were very friendly and accommodating and they have a very convenient location to Medora. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Having read the previous reviews, this sounded like the ideal place to stop for one night; however, when we pulled in we were less than thrilled. How I wish we had read the very early reviews then we would never have stopped here. It is a very rustic campground and all the Rv's are jammed in like sardines. It is full of permanent residents, so if you want your next door neighbor to be working on his junky truck this place is for you. It is badly maintained, dirty, dusty, and very run down. The bathrooms are filthy and the laundry is a dirty disgrace. The few good points, it has full hookups, 50 amps, and the Wi-Fi is good. The town of Medora is lovely, and this campground could be wonderful, but the owners are simply too lazy and just do not care. Shame. We would never stay here again. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked this park because it looked like the best in the area by the reviews. It has met our expectations the sites are all flat and easy to get into. Even though they don't advertise pull-through sites many of them you can if there isn't another rig in the double site. We found the family very nice to deal with. They only draw back is they could update their laundry room. Other then that we would come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here to try the other campground in town after staying at the other one a few weeks ago. This is the better of the two: with wider, more level sites. Easy walk into town from the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The people that run this campground are super friendly and helpful. We were escorted to our site and they helped guide us in. There is 50 amp service and great water pressure. You are just minutes away from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and it is outstanding. We also visited the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Pitchfork Fondue place and the musical where you sit outside to enjoy it. We will recommend this park to others and return when we are in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you are visiting Teddy Roosevelt National Park you basically have two privately owned campgrounds to select from. Both are comparable. Owners were helpful with getting you into your site. Cable, Electric worked fine. Wi-Fi dropped out after our first day. Campground could use some cleaning up. Our site have high weeds and a couple of abandoned old grills. As I often say, "Just Renting not Buying the site". We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is in a very convenient location and is within easy walking distance to town. The park is quiet and was clean when we were there. Sites were nice, maybe a bit cramped, but not bad. Now for the bad. The restroom and shower facility were filthy. The shower curtains were moldy and should have been tossed long ago. Customer service is poor. We were not greeted with a hello, a smile or a simple thank you. She even asked us if we'd ever stayed there before. When we said "No", she just looked at us with a blank stare, and tossed us a pan scraper!! We thought it was very odd. The guy that showed us to our spot was filthy and it looked as if he hadn't washed his shirt in weeks! So, I guess if you are just looking for a decent RV spot, this would do. If you like customer service and clean facilities, I'd stay elsewhere. We likely won't return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is about as good as it gets in this part of the country. Unfortunately, the managers know this and are less than helpful at check in. Waited 15 minutes for our "escort" who arrived filthy and unfriendly. Park is quiet with no train noise but is very "dirty". Sites are not maintained, grass & weeds are not cut, and dumpsters are overflowing. Would not stay here or recommend the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, Location, Location, that is what this park has. Real close to everything to see in Medora and there is a lot. Sites are real close together but we did have a site where our roof mounted satellite dish worked, but it was right by the office so it was noisy plus the world's largest bug zapper was near the office and man it made a lot of noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The drive into town from I-94 is scenic as you descend into the valley. Red Trail campground is also sorta scenic, nestled below a rocky butte on the southeast edge of town. The best thing about this campground is the location. It's a short couple block walk to all the restaurants, shops, bars, museums, etc in historic downtown Medora and Medora is at the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The worst was their restrooms and showers. Had to wait quite awhile before any hot water showed up in the shower and you definitely want to wear your flip flops when you shower. There was a sand play area for kids right outside the women restrooms. Looked like someone had hauled their kid right out there and dragged him directly into the shower without shaking any sand off first. But besides easily-cleaned surface dirt like that; the long time built up grime getting a good hard soap & Clorox brush scrubbing would sure help. The staff was friendly enough but very busy when we checked in. The guy that guided people to their sites was also constantly on the run. Think the main problem here is the place is understaffed. The campground is OK, there are a lot of shady sites, ours was graveled and level. The sites are somewhat close together but this is a rather isolated tourist area, so choices are limited. Utilities and Wi-Fi all worked OK. I liked that you only paid for the type of site and utilities you want to use. Full-hookup W/E/S, W/E, E, tent, back-in or pull thru, cable TV were all optional. They give a Good Sam Discount, see their website for rates, etc. There is a railroad about a block away, but no train horn allowed in Medora so the noise was minimal during our stay. There is only one lone convenience store/gas station in town and no chain fast-food restaurants, only local establishments which made for a small western-town laid back atmosphere I enjoyed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was friendly. Sites were crowded. Women's restrooms were filthy. Told staff about it but little was done other than sweep leaves out of the restroom. Sinks were still filthy and shower curtains still had mold the next morning. Wi-Fi was good. Not worth the price. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As a previous post said this is a tired campground. The sites are tight, the showers were dirty, not recent dirt but old ground in dirt and the bathrooms needed cleaning. One thing I did like about the place is how they priced the sites. You only paid for what you wanted to use. If you wanted full hook ups you paid for it if you just wanted electric you paid less. If you just wanted water and electric you just paid for that. Same with cable. Our site had water, 50 amp hook up, and I paid and extra $2 for cable. Paved roads with gravel sites good free Wi-Fi and Verizon MiFi worked fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a tough campground to rate. We were in an overflow area with many permanents. Very quiet but very unlevel. Main campground is compact and appears level. Nice owners but campground looks tired. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we pulled up to this park it looked very nice from the sites we could see out near the street. We were assigned a site towards the back of the park in sort of a wasteland. The sites were spacious enough but the area had a sleazy feel. The staff while friendly, were very unkempt in appearance and were wearing the same dirty t-shirts both days we were here. The Wi-Fi worked well in the morning but poorly in the afternoon and evening. If I were to return to this area I would stay at the national park campground even though it doesn't have hookups. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an average good campground. Some of the sites appear to be very nice with shade trees,level, and decent room between units. However, if you arrive on a weekend you're stuck in pretty crowded secondary areas. My neighbors sewer connection is a about a foot from my picnic table. Also its pretty much a back-in park unless you arrive when its empty and then you can drive through one site to another. The good news is that the guy who takes you to your site is a wizard in giving you directions to back in. The Wi-Fi is very good and they have a decent little store for very basic needs. Medora is basically a resort town so if you need it bring it with you. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed two nights and showers were not cleaned once during our stay. Laundry room was disgusting. Old table with cracks to snag laundry on. Three washers two dryers for the entire park including long term employees of the oil fields. Campers were told that they are responsible for keeping restrooms clean and owners clean when they have time. Kids play area has a lot of sand and of course the sand is all over the showers and restroom. The owners were not very inviting at check in. In the mornings it looked like the lady just got out of bed. I would recommend this park to anyone who doesn't mind not using their laundry or shower facilities. However I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who cares about dirty restrooms, showers and laundry room. There are two other parks in the area if you're interested. Sent rating card to Good Sam. I give it a big zero. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Reasonable site size - we've stayed in larger, we've stayed in smaller. Nice space of grass between sites. No fires due to being in town limits but free Wi-Fi was nice. We would have stayed longer but chose to spend the last few nights of our trip off grid in Roosevelt NP. I thought the staff was very friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an RV park with mostly gravel roads and driveways. The sites are quite level, and the services are good including strong Wi-Fi. It is well away from the highway so there is no road noise. There is a railroad about a block away, but there are no train whistles so the noise is minimal. It's a good spot to stay overnight or for a few days so we were pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn't full. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Avoid this campground! We had chosen Red Trails Campground for our two night stay in Medora before we left Seattle and made reservations. We very much enjoyed our drive through both units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but the camping experience was both upsetting and distasteful. We arrived at the busy Red Trails Camp and checked in with the office. We were greeted by some powerful body odor when we stepped into the office and it didn't take long to figure it was a reeeeally dirty young man, who was there to guide us into our campsite. We followed him out the door at a careful distance and he gruffly pointed to the site directly across the drive from the office. If this site was 10 ft long it would have been an exaggeration and it was cut off by the curve of the drive. It had no picnic table and no room for even half of one. We did an immediate about face and protested to the lady behind the counter. She looked disgusted with us and begrudgingly reassigned us to a space underneath a very large cottonwood tree. I am sure this was done intentionally, because by the end of our stay, the truck and trailer were extremely sticky from the dense fog of tree pitch coupled with the cascade of cotton. Our rig looked as if it had been tarred and feathered when we left. But the real reason for avoiding this campground is the way in which it is run. That smelly guy in the filthy clothing, looked the same the next day. Originally, I had cut him some slack, thinking he had done some dirty work that day, but.not so. Their bathroom, with three showers and two toilets for each gender, was small for a large campground with that many campsites. Both the women's and men's were gross. I noticed the same disgusting deposit (looked like a dead mouse, but might have been a wad of dark hair) in the shower throughout our stay and thought of reporting it to the management, but when we read the camp rules we thought better of it. This is what their rule for the bathrooms is, which was stated in print: "Bathrooms: they are as clean as you make them." with the emphasis on the "YOU." We have camped for many years in RV Campgrounds, state parks and national parks and have never seen bathrooms that dirty! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I picked this over the Medora Campground (where I have stayed before) due to the reviews but I should have gone back there. This is very crammed and the bathrooms are not clean. There are a lot of people here and 2 sinks, 3 toilets, 3 showers is not enough. Also the reviewer about the train noise was wrong...they may not blow the horn but the bell ringing is very loud as the tracks are such a short distance away. There is also traffic noise. Being in a tent this is important. I will not stay here again. We camped here in a Tent.
This is a cute family CG, 2 blocks from the downtown area. The owner (husband) could rub you the wrong way, but he is OK. He helped me back the Montana into a site that I could never do myself. The first person there pulls in, then you back in, they are not traditional pull-through sites. Other reviews talked about being dirty, we didn't see this. We would come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A good experience at check in and led to the site. Our site had asphalt and good access to the utilities. We had a minor problem with our RV and the staff provided insight to how I could repair. Made the repair at minimum expense which would have cost substantially more at a repair facility. Roads are not dusty like other campgrounds in the area. Would recommend this campground to others and we will stay here again if in the area. Easy access to attractions in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a decent site, wide enough and all the utilities worked. Enough room for a our 40 foot MH to move around the park. The restrooms need to be completely redone, in the mean time a good cleaning would help. The office area was a mess and there were old 5W's around. The man who led us to our site was friendly but could use a shower and a clean shirt. There is a much used train track adjacent, but the train doesn't blow the horn as it goes through town so not a big problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I chose this park based on recent reviews and it seemed like I was in a different park. The office and market were filthy as were the bathrooms and showers, among the worst I have experienced. Our site was by the side of the road, big potholes, mud, dirt and lots of cottonweed everywhere. Even if we wanted to sit outside in the dirt, our picnic table was broken. I would not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for a week. The owners are kind, easy-going people. We appreciated the small playground, newer and well working laundry facility and on-site convenience store. The sites are close together, but there are trees for shade. They have nightly entertainment that is low quality but charming. The Wi-Fi connection was slow, but reliable. We found this campground to be a pleasant place to stay and enjoyed our time in Medora. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was very crowded, through no fault of the campground. Every, and I mean every, other campground in the area was flooded out. Campground was very quiet at night, even though there were a lot of folks. Park is small enough that the owners know what's going on. Sites were adequate although not spacious. Folks running the place were very helpful, to include guiding us to, and then getting us in our backin spot. Small, though expensive grocery. Good for the forgotten milk or laundry detergent. Laundry available, $1.25 for wash, $1 for 45 minutes of dryer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a family-run campground and the owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The sites are generally shaded. Just 1 mile to Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit. Medora is a cute town and there are a host of restaurants and ice cream parlors within walking distance. There is a railroad track close by and you can hear the occasional train. We would return if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
People very nice and helpful. Sites are close together. Have 50 amp and great WiFi. Good Sam Discount. Close to the national park. Well maintained for an older park. I would say it was the best in town if you wanted hookups which are unavailable in the park. The National Park itself is spectacular, both the South and the North. If you only have time for one of them, chose the South Unit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped here in an 'off season' after Labor Day and the town of Medora is pretty much shut down. I had read that you should get anything you might need before arriving. "Ditto!" There is only ONE "Convenience" store/gas station in town and that's it. Very pretty setting as you drive into town. This campground should be looked at and inspected. The bathrooms were terrible with trash cans overflowing (from when?), mirrors were all splatted and filthy, I glanced at one shower and the drape was half hanging off the hooks, the sinks were terrible dirty with soap bars sitting on soiled paper towels. When we arrived nobody was around, a board with our name and a site assigned was there - it was kind of a tight back in site and not very spacious sites, if you have slide outs. When we went back to the Office around supper time to check in officially, the floor looked like it had never seen water & soap! We had cable just fine, and we connected with Wi-Fi good, and site was level enough. They could spend a little time during this off season to cut grass/clean and tidy up! The campground was located very convenient to town - but they are the ONLY game in town, so take it or leave it and make the most of it! If you don't need their bathrooms, and need a place to park with cable and Wi-Fi this is it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is very close to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, which is nice. Wi-Fi was very good. Dog friendly. Sites are close together and are gravel. We had to pay $2 extra for cable hook-up. The park is rather messy by the office and around the side. The staff is not professional as they were changing a toddler's messy diaper in the middle of the office. It wasn't a pretty site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an old campground that needs TLC, and many of the sites have no sewer. We were way up in back, which was full hookup, big rig friendly and spacious, but all gravel. Best feature of this CG is the fact that it is less than 2 miles from most of Medora's many enchanting attractions. You need to stay long enough to see everything! No place to buy anything but western clothes, souvenirs and restaurant meals except for one convenience store (with gas and diesel). Bonus: They play and sing in front of the office every night! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here on a weekend, and were lucky to get a good site in this National Park town. This campground appears to be the best around. However, the campground in the national park was full. The staff here was very friendly, and we were not only shown to our site, but the staff parked our tow-dolly for us and directed us into our site. We were in a dirt site which appeared to be sort of an overflow, but had full hook-up and excellent WiFi plus TV cable. We heard music on Sunday night and discovered an enjoyable duo providing C & W entertainment. The park was homey in a good sort of way, and convenient to everything in Medora and the National Park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park offers GS and FMCA discounts. The park is very near the Roosevelt National Park south entrance at exit 37 off I-94. There is good signage to the park. We were in a site w/o sewer the first night but elected not to move the rest of the visit. In retrospect, likely this was a good choice as it placed us on a paved road and gravel site. Some areas of the park are dirt roads and sites making them dusty or muddy depending upon the weather. The dirt is slow to absorb rain. The restrooms are rated low because they did not appear to have either adequate or thorough cleaning. They were adequate in size and given enough time, the hot water finally reached your shower. We don’t normally use these facilities but we had at the last 2 places where we found excellent showers making this especially disappointing. Depending on your site, you can get satellite on the RV. Verizon cell and broadband service was good. We would return as we did not see another park any better and would hope to get a spot on gravel off the paved interior road. There is a restaurant called the Chuckwagon Buffet in town. The breakfast is pricey but supper was about right. As a word of caution: if it is at all warm outside you may wish to reconsider this facility as their A/C is way too small to cool the dining area even when is empty. The facility had about 25 people in it and the room must have been in the high 80s. We quickly ate one plate of food and left. The Cowboy Café 2-blocks east is a much better choice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites on lower level are tight. On the upper level there is no grass. WiFi is excellent, however. Staff was friendly and the nightly entertainment was okay. This is so close to everything in Medora that the few negatives are not that important. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park feels a little tight however we were able to get all four slides out without any problem. All the services work well. We probably had the best WiFi we have had in an RV park. We enjoyed the old time entertainer that played both nights we were here. The park seems a little run down. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had to cancel reservation due to repairs in MT. Only site available was water/electric. Campground sites tight for 40 ft motorhome, entire campground very dated. Not a destination resort but our purpose was to see Medora and the musical (which were great). Roads dusty except for the regular showers that pass in afternoon, then muddy. Great chunk of grass next door for walking dog. Restrooms smell of mildew. Office staff a bit surly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for three nights in a 39 ft motor home with full hookup 50 amp service. We were in the "back" lot which is all dirt and larger pieces of rock. No shade. Very muddy when it rained. The rest of the camp was nice. Music by office each evening. Close to town and T.Roosevelt N.P. Train was loud, but you get used to it. No dog walk area in RV park but could walk them in grass along the sidewalks. I liked the park in spite of the drawbacks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is next to an active railroad so the noise can be a problem for light sleepers. The staff are friendly and the park is family owned. There were small children in the office who ate pizza and distracted the staff during check in. The sites are fairly level and have patchy grass, the interior roads are paved and spaces are gravel. Some spaces have concrete patios. Our space has a very large puddle where we park our truck and there are carpet scraps on the patio that were left behind by a previous camper. There is litter in the area, the BBQ has cigarette butts and other trash in it. The cable TV is fuzzy and costs an extra $2. We have a "50 amp" site but the voltage drops to 108V with just the AC running. We won't be back to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a water-electric site, no sewer. Sites are tight to back into. Staff in office is cold, not very friendly. Restrooms were clean, especially considering how many people, especially children, were here over the weekend. They do have four hours of live music each night, provided by the same country singers. But a nice touch. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed in this park over the 4th of July and it was full to capacity. The dirt/grass spaces are double tandem with 1 foot between rigs with spaces close together side by side, a very closed in feeling. There was a mud hole at several spaces right at the entry door to the rigs causing a problem for days when it rained. Only one trash container location for the whole park. Limited sewer hook-ups. Poor dirt/blacktop access roads, narrow with a lot of untrimmed trees and tight turns. The park has only one pump out station. The town is within walking distance and offers a great sightseeing experience. There is a very loud train passing every 30 minutes all day and night. The owners are friendly and even let us wash our rig, and the price was right. We would stay there again only if we had to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice friendly staff, sites were very tight but it fine for a one night stay. The park is easy to get to and you can call from the road and they will hold a site for you. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We wanted to stay at a place with Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi here was good and the general appearance of the park was good. I’d say the shower building wasn’t as clean as indicated in the TrailLife directory, and the sites are very close together. Definitely not the place to stay for privacy and quiet camping. We were really just passing through, so that was just fine. They had live classic country music every night for 4 hours, that was a nice addition to the camping experience. My kids even got a kick out of sitting and listening. They play old Charlie Pride, Hank Williams and Willie Nelson songs, and everything else from that era. We happen to be here during the classic car rally they have every year, which was a nice bonus for the kids to see as well. If by some miracle we ever happen to be back in North Dakota, I’d stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good things include excellent Wi-Fi, location and a helpful staff. Restrooms are not clean, sites are OK but very average. Cable TV costs extra. Overall it is a very average facility. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a family owned park in desperate need of updating and cleaning. Bathrooms and showers were filthy. Train goes near park all through the night. Dirty--do NOT stay here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
An older campground but nice and friendly. Can be a little cramped as many sites are back to back. A Good Sam park, rates are $20 to $30. $38 for a full hook up pull thru. Railroad tracks are about a 1/4 mile away so you do notice the trains. Not many ran at night while we were there. An easy walk into Historic Medora. Sites were level. Electricity was steady and water pressure were good. A good park for the money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is a pit. The sites are dirt with many potholes and most are strewn with cigarette butts. Yes, they handle big rigs and not many campgrounds in the area can. Owners are indifferent to the fact that the washrooms and laundry room are filthy. Only stayed here to visit the Medora musical. Will dry camp in the state park next time around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here at the end of the season so only 4 other units here. There was some train noise and the sites were fairly close together. The roads were narrow and hard to get into sites. There were trees for shade in the summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Appears to be an older park with small sites and tight roads. We were out in a field next to a house. There are a few fulltimers at this park. Train noise is loud! We paid for cable TV but didn't find any stations(?) Staff was not much help: didn't get a map of the park, and where's the dumpsters? Glad our stay was only one night. We won't stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was okay for a few nights. We enjoyed the nightly music. The trains were loud but did not run often. The rates are Passport America. We would not pay full price to stay here. We found no Wi-Fi. We stayed in the electric only area which was easy to get into. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Family owned and run campground. Nice people, but park was pretty run down: very casual maintenance. The laundry room was very dirty, we had to sweep it out prior to using it. Nightly country music from a Wyoming couple. We would stay at the other campground in Medora next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in Medora for two nights. The owner was great in guiding me into our parking spot. The area we parked in was just fine. The reason for the low rating was due to the condition of the bathrooms. The men in our group said their bathroom was clean but the women's was another story. When a bathroom is dirty people have a tendency to treat it dirty. And this one was gross. We thought it was because of the time of day considering all the people using it: but it did not matter if it was morning, noon, night or in the middle of the night, it was gross. If you stay here I suggest using the bathroom in your rig. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very helpful and friendly staff who helped us back in to our site. The sites are a bit small and close together. Be sure to ask about size if you have a big rig. Wi-Fi good. Excellent location for Roosevelt NP. No pull through sites. Campground is a little untidy and could be with some upgrading. Laundry quite expensive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you want to stay in Medora, you don't have many choices. If you have a big rig, you have fewer. We had a "pull through" site, which meant we were the first to arrive in a double site with someone backing in behind us. They cram in as many rigs as they possibly can in this park. The showers, although "clean", could have been cleaner and had minimal services. The office staff was either very accommodating and friendly or indifferent and barely responsive, depending on who was there. Interior roads are tight but doable for a large rig but you might have to ask your neighbor to move a vehicle to get in or out of your site. It appeared to us that they turn away several-to-many rigs every day during the high season, so make reservations in advance. That said, we'd do Medora and the TR National Park from Dickinson (30 miles away) rather than stay here again. The packed-in sites and the train noise from the railroad were, ultimately, too much for us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Even though the sites were narrow & a little tight in maneuvering, we enjoyed this park. It is easy to get off interstate. Management was friendly & guide you to your site. They have enjoyable nightly entertainment in the form of a group of 3 singers (2 guitarists & an accordion) & they took requests. Lots of campers were here, so it seemed to be a popular park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small park with narrow roads. Owner escorts you to your site and assists in parking. Gets very busy on weekends with families and multiple vehicles making movement very difficult. Multi-generation family run park. Best stocked camp store I have seen, (food and groceries), which is good since there is no grocery store in town, only a convenience store which has only snacks. Not enough full hookup sites, only about 1/2 the campground. Dump station centrally located in the campground which made it harder to get to and traffic blocking. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access about 1 mile from the main highway. Some interior roads are paved and some are gravel. Sites are gravel with grass between the sites. Many sites are tight for our size coach, but doable. You will be close to your neighbor. Owner was very helpful in escorting us to our site and helping us to back in. Office and facilities are a little run down. Train noise would be a problem with windows open. Numerous train runs every day and night. Train noise didn't bother us with windows closed. Site a city run campground appeared to be longer with more distance between neighbors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This rate was for full hookups with the Good Sam discount. Cable TV is $2.00 a night extra. This RV Park is in a great location about 1-1/2 blocks to downtown Medora and 5 blocks to Teddy Roosevelt National Park. The hookups & power were good. The site sizes fairly narrow but plenty of space for your awning & more. Bathrooms & showers were reasonably clean but not spotless. The office staff were very friendly and helpful. We received a golf cart escort to our site and guidance in backing in. There are nice views of the buttes and Teddy Roosevelt National Park. The park store is well stocked. There is live music every night in season, mostly Country Western and Old Time music. The WI-FI worked well and the cable TV was very good. This was not a real fancy park but it was very friendly and down home. We were very happy with our 3 day stay here and would come back. Medora as a great old western town with quite a bit to see and do. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Medora has a lot to do--a very nice town. We liked the campground, spaces were good. It has a nice place were we could let the dogs lose and run around a bit. We felt a little uncomfortable when buying from the store with someone watching you as if you are a thief. Make sure you have lots of supplies as nearest place with Wal-mart is a 45 min drive. Overall it is a nice campground and we would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a poorly maintained campground. When we arrived, it had been raining for a couple of days and the sites literally had small lakes in them. The train noise is constant and the owners need to spend more time updating the facilities instead of telling every camper how to park his rig. We won't be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an average park - nothing spectacular, but heavily used during the summer months. We stayed one night here. The baths and showers are fair; they need to be cleaned a little better. Train noise is evident during the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access, friendly and helpful staff. We were escorted to our site and assisted us to back into our site. Big rig friendly with several pull thrus. Full hookups including free Wi-Fi but a $2 charge for cable. Some shaded sites. Washrooms, showers and laundry were clean. We stayed for two days and would stay there again. Good Sam rate $27. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price is with Good Sam discount. Owners are very helpful and direct everyone into their site. We were there on a holdiay weekend so their were a lot of local campers who all knew each other. Sites are close but level. Wi-fi could be slow at times. Owner appears to have the only air compressor in town other than the bike shop. Trains go by frequently (day and night) and can be noisy. We stayed two nights and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with the previous reviewers. It is a good camp for a few days, etc. The roads are paved, and gravel more to the interior with enough room to maneuver, the sites adequate with a picnic table. Owners very friendly and helpful, escort you to and into your site. We had an open site for satellite TV with 50 amp full hookups. The wi-fi is very good. If you don't want to hear country singing each evening ask for a site further out. We would stay here again. (800) 621-4317 We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price is based off a weekly rate with cable TV. This park isn't much, but the best in the area! The owners are great, nice, helpful and fun. Live music every evening. Lots of bugs, flies and mosquito's. Needed extension for 50 amp service. They allow RV and TV washing at N/C. Water taste good and has 60 psi. Electric good. Owners grew up in area and park has been in their family for 29 years. They know everything about the area. Few grocery items in the park. Make sure you are well stocked and gassed as this area has NOTHING. SC Wal-Mart is 35 miles in Dickinson. Same for grocery store. Roosevelt NP is great. Go out near dark (7:30 PM) to see the most animals. Bison are mean and aggressive, don't jack with them. We saw a brand new Suburban gored by a ticked off bison! Enjoy, as it is beautiful country to see. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice friendly park. Staff is very pleasant and helpful. There was nightly entertainment by an older couple who performed at the office entrance. They drew a crowd every night. Lots are a bit tiny and crowded but we didn't spend much time in the CG with all the Park to explore. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this campground because it was located near the Medora Community Center where our family reunion was being held. Another reason we stayed here was because of the free wireless internet availability. The owners of the campground are very nice people. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground will do, but it sure is nothing special. Most of 50amp sites with sewer were in a separate parking lot consisting of dirt and gravel, no trees, and a terrible view. Most sites with trees and a small amount of barely alive grass are 30amp, no sewer sites. Glad I was in the separate lot since they play music every night that I could still hear from where I was when outside. Sure would hate to try to go to bed early if I was closer to that music. I think $35/night is too high for this spot. Goods things are that the staff is very friendly and helpful. They will even let you pay for a full week with big discount and will reimburse if you decide to leave early. Not many camp grounds will do that. Town is an easy walk from campground and not even worth getting the car out. I would stay here again, just think it is overpriced and the visuals here are not that great. Medora is very nice little town with plenty of things to do in the area. The Bully Pulpit golf course is a very good course and cost about $65 with cart to play. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a clean and neatly-kept park. The staff was pleasant and helpful. We paid the Good Sam discount rate for water & electric service. This is an ideal campsite from which to visit the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the entrance to which is less than a mile away. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the first time we have stayed here. Although all the full hookups were booked we had water, electric and a back-in. This is a nice campground. The staff is very friendly and they escort you to your site and help you back in (they call it marriage counseling.) They have a duet that sings every night from 6-10. The campground is very close to the train tracks and you do get the train noise. Also, make sure you have plenty of food in your rig. There are no groceries in this town only a couple of convenience stores and they don't carry much. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very good park to stay in when taking in the Medora musical and other sights in the area. Our truck broke down and they helped us find repairs. We will definitely stay here again when in Medora. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at the park for 5 nights. Great location for access to the town of Medora and to Teddy Roosevelt south and east units. Staff was friendly and helpful and guided to and into my site. We had water/electric/sewer/cable/wifi. There was a country/western dual playing live music every night, that was very nice. I would have given the campground a higher rating, but the train runs right by the campground at all hours of the day and night. I would camp here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground with wonderful staff. One of the staff escorted us to our site and made sure we were comfortable. Park is nicely situated near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
$10 per night was for a primitive site on level gravel with a fire ring and picnic table. Additionally, we purchased the annual park permit for $20 for our RV and $20 for our tow vehicle. There were water spigots throughout the park as well as at the dump station. There were very nice pay shower stalls within the campground. If you like walking/hiking/biking/horse riding there are trails and roadways inside and outside the park. The southern entrance to the 120-mile Mah Daah Hey trail begins in the campground. The main campground loop is out in the open and any size RV will fit on the sites. The Muddy Breaks loop, which includes corrals, is devoted to campers with horses. The Cedar loop of the park is set up for camping units that are no higher than 10’ or wider than 9’. The last half mile drive into the campground is on a red dirt road which is quite dusty when dry and muddy when wet. The night sky is gorgeous, as are the sunsets. The campground is out in the country but only three miles from the town of Medora and the southern unit of the Theodore Roosevelt NP. There is some shopping in Medora and several good restaurants but prices seem a bit high. Cell phone service on AT&T is two bars of 4G. Verizon data coverage is was 4G LTE so we used our Millenicom Jetpack for Internet access. There was no over-the-air TV. We camped here in a Motorhome.