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Little Missouri State Park, Killdeer, North Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

I wish we'd had more time to stay here. The park is much nicer than I'd expected. The campsites sit along the edge of the plateau above the valley of the Lower Missouri River and provide nice views of the badlands and forested slopes leading down toward the river. Although we don't have horses, the campground is obviously a horseman's paradise. The park provides free horse stalls with the camping fee, and numerous trails lead down toward the river and along the rim of the canyon. Although there are no water or sewer hookups, there's a conveniently located dump station with potable water and additional spigots located throughout the park. With 50 amp service, we could have run both air conditioners, but the weather was cool enough that we had to run the furnace instead. The park is two miles from the highway along a smooth gravel road (providing additional views of the canyon), and the gravel roads within the campground are also well maintained. The camp sites are unworn grass, which was in good condition during our stay in spite of the current drought conditions. Some sites would have been too sloped to level our motorhome, but it's picky about leveling and there were quite a few suitable sites from which we could choose. The only downside for us was that it has rained most of the afternoon and we have to leave early tomorrow because our next stop is a long drive from here. Horse and hiking trails lead to locations throughout the park, some along the canyon rim and many others leading down into the canyon. The park's web site had PDF maps of the campground and the park trails. Because sections of trail are along steep Badland slopes composed of clays, they can be muddy and slippery when wet as I learned this morning. We camped at Little Missouri State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Four Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town, North Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

So much potential, BUT... This campground sits behind the casino on a peninsula extending into Lake Sakakawea on the Missouri River, and could have been a lovely little campground. However, the three affiliated Tribes chose to cram as many camping spots into it as possible. The sites are back-to-back with too little room for side-by-side campers to both open their slideouts. Fortunately, there was no one camped on either side of us, but my canopies nearly covered one adjacent site and I had to park my toad in the other adjacent site. The sewer inlet for each back-to-back site are located together. Mine was so far into the site behind me that it was in front of my neighbors door. Additionally, many of the sewer caps were missing. The tribes apparently decided to let anyone and everyone park whatever they wanted to semi-permanently, even though their long list of rules states that you must be "decent" to stay there. Based on the pictures I've uploaded, their definition of "decent" is pretty loose. I have a miniature dachshund and make a point of carrying and using doggy bags regardless of where I'm camped. However, I had to be very careful where I stepped while hooking up my utilities because the guy behind me had a rather large dog of an unrecognizable breed who apparently never bothered to clean up after it. It was apparent that the campground is never cleared of litter left by some of these "decent" campers. I didn't immediately understand why little cardboard disks and cylinders were so abundant in the litter. Then I started seeing other debris that was more recognizable as leftover fireworks. Add to that the other bits of tinfoil, plastic, water balloons, cigarette butts, rib bones and other debris and you begin to get the idea that (1) nobody takes anything to a trash can and (2) nobody ever picks anything up once it's been discarded. Part of the problem is that there are NO trashcans except in the bathhouse. There ARE dumpsters at opposite ends of the park, but they are very inconvenient and are surrounded by more trash (see picture). I could go on, but if you're still considering this campground, then go for it! We camped at Four Bears Casino & Lodge in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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One reason for stopping here was to spend a little time playing video poker in the casino. However, when we checked out the pay tables, we decided that we'd save our money for another day at another casino.

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