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Don't be scared to come into this campground in your motor home. We circled the entire camp in our 39' pulling a toad without a problem. There are many pull through sites, some are a bit tight for slides, but many are fine. All are paved and mostly level. We biked over to the Meriweather Lewis grave site. There were at least half a dozen large motor homes there. ATT and Verizon were 1-2 bars. No satellite due to trees and no TV reception. But it was very clean and best of all, totally free. No hookups or dump station, but there were water spigots near some sites. I would not hesitate to return and it's great if visiting the Trace.

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We like primitive campgrounds. Sage Creek is in the prairie section of the Badlands. There were numerous buffalo on the entry road and they can walk through the campground. Sage Creek is definitely accessible by big rigs, but there are only 2 or 3 sites that can accommodate them. All were available when we came in. Like Cedar Creek, the sites are simply pull offs to the side of the loop road, so your slide outs stick out towards the road. I could not find much information on this campground and its suitability for big rigs, so I had to check it out myself and stayed at Cedar Creek first. The road to Sage Creek is dirt, but is wide and not too rough. Locals told us 18 wheelers use it. If you don't need power, like primitive, and are self sufficient for power and water, don't overlook this one. We would stay here again, but its what we like and the price is right (free). There is no shade, sites are level. No cell or internet. We had no problems maneuvering our 39' RV with a toad.

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Rate reflects PA discount. The location is convenient to town, just a few miles out. The staff was very pleasant and friendly. The site was level and a pull through. WiFi was strong. Verizon signal was weak. There was a pool and play area, which was closed for the season, but looked nice enough. We would stay here again.

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We stayed here for an overnight. Its 5 or 6 miles from the interstate, but is easy to get to. This is a large field divided into lots of sites, and is part of the fairgrounds. Most are level, but not all. We had our pick, since there were only 2 other campers, and effectively had a pull through. Each site has 30amp power and water. Satellite was great. Verizon and ATT both very strong with good Verizon 4G. This was great for an overnight and would be great for the fair. I doubt that it gets very full when the fair is not on. We would stay here again if passing through.

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This campground is very convenient to the interstate. We stayed for an overnight in the non-electric area. Rates are $10 for non-electric, $20 for electric, with 1/2 off for seniors on weekdays. All sites were level, non-electric are grass, electric are gravel. There was nice separation, typical of state parks. We had good satellite but most sites are shaded and will probably not have good satellite. Verizon was weak 1-2 bars with slow internet. We really liked this park. It has bike paths, hiking paths, fishing, and lots of deer and geese. The hosts were friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

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Mammoth is at the north entrance and is first come first served, no reservations. Even in the shoulder season of September, it has filled everyday by noon or earlier. It is much more open than we expected, with lots of lower height trees, but not a high canopy. Many sites easily accommodate big rigs and we had good solar generation plus dish satellite reception in site 12. Sites have good separation and lots of room for slideouts. We later drove through Slough Creek and Pebble Creek campgrounds. Both are much smaller, fill rapidly, and have only a couple of suitable big rig sites ( site 1 in Slough Creek is fantastic). This means if you want a sure space for your big rig, you are better off getting in early to Mammoth or reserve at another. As NSP campgrounds go, Mammoth is great. We stayed here for 3 nights in a 39' motorhome. Be aware, no dump station, come in with empty tanks or drive to the Yellowstone RV park in Gardiner and pay $6. Good Verizon phone, spotty 1-2 bar 3G. No AT&T reception. Good Verizon Internet at the top of the hill at the Visitor center. We would definitely stay here again. No electric, but water was available at our site with a threaded connection, you just can't stay connected.

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Bearmouth Chalet is under new management as of March 2014. The new owners are very friendly and are actively updating the park. We planned this as a simple overnight, as it is very convenient it I-90, just beside the interstate. However, we liked the park and decided to visit the ghost town of Garnet, which we thoroughly enjoyed, staying for a second night. The sites are level, with degrees of shading available. Dish Network satellite works if you avoid the trees to the south in your site selection. The river is right beside the park. Most sites are 30 amp, but there are five or six 50 amp sites at no extra charge. Water is at each site, but sewer is unavailable since the camp is in the river flood plain. A dump station is available. Our rig is 39' long, We would definitely stay again. Rate reflects the Good Sam discount.

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St Mary's is the only good NPS choice to make on the East Side if you have a big rig. The other NPS campgrounds will accommodate tents, pop-ups, and small trailers, but if you have something over 25 feet, St. Mary's is your only choice. This is dry camping only, no hookups. Larger rigs should go straight to loop C. It has the largest spots, all are pull-throughs. The first spots 101 to about 109, are the most level. Grab any of them if available when first enter the loop. 106 was great for us, with a wonderful view, satellite signal (Dish), and open for our solar panels. Other sites have shade. The sites farther into the loop are on the hill and require more effort to level. No AT&T signal but strong Verizon wireless including 4G. If you can dry camp, the rate is about 1/3 of a local RV park. We would definitely return. No generators in loop A and gen times are restricted in loops B & C.

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This resort is located lakeside on the Van Hook Arm of Lake Sakakawea. It is 2 mile south of the intersection of Rt 23 and Rt 8, about 3 or 4 miles east of New Town. We overnighted there in a 39' motorhome. It was off season and we were given a spot with a lovely lake view. The sites are grass and were soft after a recent rain. Most sites appeared pretty level. Staff was friendly and the rate was great. I would definitely consider this if I was visiting the lake or needed another overnight stopover. There is a large campstore, with lots of fishing gear available. There is no water available at this location, so bring in a full tank.

     

Trafton Park

Malta, Montana

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This municipal park is directly across from where Rt. 191 intersects Rt. 2, behind the rest area. Drive through the rest area to find the park behind. Don't be confused by the RV park which is part of a small motel on the left as you enter the park. There are drive-through sites to the left side, but you can also park in any of the grassy areas. There are several water spigots in the park and the water tastes good. This was a great and super cheap overnight stop at only $3. We would definitely stay here again for an overnight.

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We stayed here one night while passing through. Rate reflects Passport America with no power. Our site was clean and level, with easy pull-through access. Wi-Fi signal was very strong but I forgot to get the code. The entry road had some potholes, but nothing that caused problems for our 39' motorhome. For my purpose this was a 10. I would have no concerns about spending a more extended stay here. Some sites were tight, but not ours. Very quiet on a Thursday night. Staff was friendly. Sites are grass, no pads.

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We camped here after touring the Hopewell Rocks. It's just two kilometers away. It has a great location, next to the river with a large pond as well - we love waterside camps. Wi-Fi was strong, but as always shared with your neighbors, so speed was slower, but adequate. Adequate spacing with wooded and open sites. Dish reception in the open sites. We would stay here again.

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After some debate, we decided to use this park as our base for a tour of the Cabot Trail. Great decision. This spot gives you good access to Louisburg, as well as the Cabot Trail. This park was very nice, with wooded and open sites. It sits on top of a rise and the open sites have some lovely views. Very clean and well tended grounds. We had lots of room, but it was still off season. Heated pool. Wi-Fi was fast with a strong signal. The staff is a German family and they were friendly and delightful. Plenty of room for big rigs, but tent sites as well. We saw Bald Eagles flying over everyday. We would definitely return. We stayed three nights.

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If going to Montreal in a motorhome, this is a hidden gem. OK, no services except electricity (my rate was with no electric). But this is right on the river across from Montreal and 5 minutes from the metro, 10 by bike, 15 on foot. Plenty of space and the price is right. If you prefer, the water taxi departs every couple of hours from this same spot, which is part of the marina. A manned gate for security. Right on the Vert #1 bike path, across from the Olympic park. If you just want easy and close access to the city, this is a great choice.

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Wooded sites, well spaced, easy access with our motorhome. Centrally located in the park. Your entertainment is the park, not the campground, We saw moose on the Side of the road. This campground s perfect for the old railroad bicycle trail, which we enjoyed. A great choice if visiting the park. Friendly staff. No WiFi.