Date of Stay:
August, 2017 -
We are new to CO from MN, and this was our first stay in a CO state park campground. We're fans! The sites were huge and many (including ours) had a nice retaining wall area that was packed sand and housed the picnic table and fire pit. The utilities all worked well and the rangers and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. Sites were immaculate, as were the general grounds and bathroom/shower facilities. Though we didn't use one, I was especially impressed with the group sites. They had multiple power hookups, a kitchen facility with granite countertops and running water, and bathrooms/showers. The one downside to our site (#139) was there there was no shade, but that was just poor choosing on our part as there are many shade sites available. We especially enjoyed the many miles of trails and the close proximity to the lake (less than a 5 minute walk from our site). We've already booked several return trips! We camped at Cherry Creek State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
September, 2016 -
This is a real gem of a park less than 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities. The sites are among the most generously spaced we've encountered, with lots of trees and foliage between. There are also some sites that are grouped together with less foliage between, suitable for a group with 2, 3 or 4 RVs. Most sites have water and electricity, and a large picnic table and fire pit were in all the sites. We felt that the price/night was very reasonable compared to campgrounds with similar amenities (power/water), and we saw many sites that would be big rig friendly (we were in a 32' TT).
Surrounding the park is a nice system of trails (both paved and mowed grass) for hiking and biking. The city of Coon Rapids is very close by (5 minute drive) if you need a store or other such amenities. Bunker Hills Regional Park (which houses the campground) also features houses riding stables, a disc golf course, a regular golf course, an archery range, and Bunker Beach water park. The park was quiet and well maintained and we enjoyed it so much that we have already booked to return here in a few weeks.
Of note, you do have to purchase either a day or annual park pass for Anoka County ($5/day or $25/year) in addition to your camp site fee, but we have found this to be common with state and county parks. We camped at Bunker Hills Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
July, 2016 -
Gorgeous dry campground just off of I-94 near Medora, ND. There were no trees for shade or screening in the Whitetail Flats loop, but we travel with two large dogs so absolutely loved that the RV sites are really widely spaced, so we didn't have to worry about shortening tie outs.
Cedar loop sites are much smaller and very shaded, but I would describe them as nicely spaced compared to many other campgrounds. We saw some RVs in that loop, but mostly smaller trailers and pop-ups.
Little Muddy Breaks loop is all horse sites with corrals in each. Plenty of big horse trailer/RV combos in that area. The whole park is easy to navigate with a larger rig (lots of room to turn around, etc.). No water or power in the individual sites, there are pay showers and restrooms at the top of the Whitetail Flats loop. A dump station and potable water are located at the entrance to the campground.
We paid a total of $21 for one night. $12 for our site, $4 reservation fee (we reserved in advance via phone), and $5 day pass for the state park. We camped at Sully Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.
The badlands view is absolutely gorgeous and the trailhead for the Maah Daah Hey Trail is adjacent so bring your mountain bikes! Medora (about 2.5 miles away) is a very cute little resort town catering to Theodore Roosevelt National Park visitors. Lots of shops and restaurants to explore.