A nice enough KOA. Nice heated pool, pull throughs, good free Wi-Fi. Was disappointed at their "Premium" sites which were no different than any other except expensive. Needs some serious landscaping. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very welcoming staff escort you to your site. Sites are gravel, in the trees, and fairly level. Wi-Fi worked well: slow in the early evening, but I presume that's because a lot of people are using it then. We had 30 amp: not sure if they have 50. No sewer hook-ups, but a place to dump that's easy to get to. We walked our cats through the dog-walk area and there is a lot of old dog waste that needs to be picked up. A five minute drive from shops and restaurants. Nice and quiet. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We got in late, glad there was a pull through. Just off a busy road, and there was a lot of road noise. They do have electric only sites in the front which would be even easier for overnights if you can live with the road noise. With KOAs, you know what you are getting. Narrow sites, a person leads you to the site. Really fine for the overnight, although the price is high. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park. We were escorted to our site by friendly staff. There is nice separation of sites with bushes or trees. We enjoyed some nice sightseeing in the area as the Missouri River runs through the city. We would stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we called to check availability, we learned that they were full and only the overflow area was available. That was fine with us as we just needed a spot for the night. Turns out we actually had way more space and breathing room in the overflow than we would have had in the campground! We had water and 50amp service so we were happy. The price seemed a little high for only water and electric and in a field, but it is a KOA and not unexpected. The owner was friendly and provided an escort to our site on checkin. We didn't enter or check out the rest of the campground but from what we could see, it appears to be a typical KOA. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Typical very friendly KOA staff. We stayed for three nights while visiting Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. The park brochure had a coupon for an 8 cent per gallon discount on gas at the nearby Clark station. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I didn't use any park facilities, but I had to comment on the friendliness of this place. We came in to a fully booked park and we ended up in overflow with electric and water only. They bend over backwards to accommodate as many people as possible, even when they're full. We had a mechanical problem with our motorhome and had called ahead to the big motorhome dealer/service place in Bismarck (Capital). They said they were totally booked until the end of the month (3 weeks). I mentioned it to our host and the next thing I know, he's on the phone to a truck repair place (Interstate), and I had an appointment the next day. When we got back to our space, he came by to check on us and make sure we had been taken care of. Busy place but they handle it well. Thanks! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This CG is "apartment living for RV'rs." Gravel roads are narrow and sites are even tighter. Zero swing room. Sites are shaded and have bushes that block sitelines to folks next door. Site was level. Hope the people across the road leave b/4 we do so I can drive straight through to exit road, otherwise it's gonna be very tight to avoid hitting a big rock when entering road from site. We'd try to find another location next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, clean park. Rates are based on two people and is $5 more per child so $48 for us in a tent for 1 night. Showers were clean. Pool was great and clean. Grounds are well maintaned. Noise levels are not to bad but is close to the highway. Would stay again. Just wish they would base their rates on a family of four. We camped here in a Tent.
A little pricey even by KOA standards at $48. But it's the only campground right off the freeway. Highway noise is also an issue, but with A/C going you don't hear it. Neat and clean as you'd expect from a KOA. Would stay again. A cheaper alternative would be the State Park, 8 miles south of town. Price was only $20 for 30 Amp and water. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived without a reservation, and found staff more than helpful at trying to find us an alternate campground. Then the owner arrived and bent over backwards to accommodate us. We were situated in a 'tent' site with electricity only, but there was lots of space, the owner directed us in parking very efficiently. Everybody was helpful, the grounds were neat and tidy, washrooms clean, laundry room clean and spacious, the ice cream social was fun, staff ensured that there was no rowdiness - all in all a great place to camp. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Not a particularly nice place to stay, but we couldn't find a more viable option in the area with a pool. I try not to rate a park based on their clientele (it's not their fault), but the place seemed to have a bunch of people just "hanging around." Whether they were seasonals or locals, the laundry, pool and campstore all seemed to be some sort of magnet for people from the area. This place is just okay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here after having a bad experience at another park. This KOA was clean and neat. Water was toward the front of the site while the power and sewer hookups were toward the back. We traveled in a 38' rig with a tow vehicle and did not have to unhook before we got to our pull through site. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As with most KOAs, this park is overpriced...especially when you consider that it does not offer TV. Otherwise, clean and fairly quiet. Would stay here if no other choice, but price and lack of Cable TV would cause me to look elsewhere. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
In two words, over priced. That said the staff was friendly and helpful and he's following the old maxim of charge all the market will bare. There is one other park in the area and they are mostly full of full time residents. The two state parks sites in the area are shut down due to flooding. On the plus side there are shrubs and trees between the sites in the area we stayed. So if you're in Bismarck you stay here or boondock. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at two really nice KOA's in Miles City Mt and Billings MT. This park is a mess. The trees are untrimmed so that you can't get to your spot without being scratched as you go down the drive. We were told to call the front desk when we left because the bushes are so overgrown that we will further scratch our unit if we try to leave on our own. I expect more from a park than this kind of service. The problem with KOA is that you don't know what you are getting for the price since they don't seem to have any quality control. We won't stay here again and for the price they don't have cable which the other parks did and were less money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was quieter and more spacious than other KOA's I have stayed at. When I made the reservation and asked how late the pool was open, the owner guaranteed they would keep it open until we got there so that my son could swim after a long day in the car. The owner and other staff were very nice, friendly, and helpful. The bathrooms were clean. I would camp here again. We camped here in a Tent.
For $44, I would expect a lot more out of a RV Park (KOA or not). Our site was barely long enough for our 36' motorhome and tow car. It was tight getting the slides out without rubbing against a tree. The Wi-Fi did work well. Enough said. I won't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The new owners are providing excellent service and are improving the park. The owners are personally involved in the daily operation of the park which is a great positive. Echo the comments of other reviewers on the excellent sites. Our site had a good growth of Lilac bushes that provided privacy on one side. The laundry has 5 washers and dryers. Will stay here again if in the area and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for two nights on our way home from our trip to the Black Hills. There were three of us travelling together and we were able to get three full service pull through sites together. The sites are level with trees and grass between each site so you are not right on top of your neighbor. The washrooms are clean and there is laundry on site which I didn't use but one member of our group did and they were reasonably priced. The service here is excellent. They were so helpful and friendly. The location is good, right off the Interstate so very easy to get to. The Wi-Fi worked great. I would definitely recommend this park to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice, shaded, quiet park. Sites are gravel and dirt with bushes and trees between each site. Lots of trees. I was not able to use roof mounted satellite. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Park is short distance from I-94. Nightly rate is fairly high, but it is a KOA so rates tend to be higher. WI-FI was free and worked great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Convenient to town, genial helpful owner, Clean bathhouse and laundry. Gravel sites with adequate spacing and shaded. Quiet. Forty dollars a night seems to be about the going commercial campground rate. I was in a B class RV van and pleased. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was very friendly, accommodating and helpful. The pull through site was easy to get in to and out of with one direction to go in and one to go out. The spaces were very large and offered a lot of grassy area and not crowded at all. The bathrooms were clean and although we did not use the showers, there were curtains to offer privacy for those who used them. The sites had plenty of shade and were level. The campground was quiet for sleeping and although a busy road was nearby, the morning commuters did not make enough noise to be disturbing. We felt the price was reasonable for services offered and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice quiet park, good over nighter for kids as they have a pool and a couple of small playgrounds. The Wi-Fi is good (when I checked in and asked about the Wi-Fi, she admitted they had lots of problems with it, and finally had a cable replaced). We are pretty close to the office, so that may make a difference. We have full strength and good speed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nothing impressive, it was an overnight stay for us enroute to Montana. Office staff seemed friendly. Had a little barbeque shack on premises that wasn't too bad, nothing great but definitely convenient. I give them a 4 and might consider another overnight: definitely NO long stay considerations! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A mediocre campground for the price. On the positive side: the pull through sites were more than adequate even for the biggest rigs. The pool and recreational facilities looked well maintained. The restroom/showers were quite a distance from our site thus we didn’t use them. As to negatives: they advertise Wi-Fi but it didn’t work. Wi-Fi that won’t connect to anything is not Wi-Fi! Excuses ranged from lightning strikes, to poor local support, to complete expression of ignorance of the internet on the part of the staff. We were supposed to be comforted by the fact that they will be getting a new system in several weeks. Even part-time travelers rely on a reliable internet connection these days. Making fun of computers just doesn’t cut it. Thank goodness for Barnes and Noble. Also, there weren’t enough dumpsters to accommodate the traffic, especially on a windy Monday morning. Finally, there was a dry rot hole in our picnic table that you could loose a ketchup bottle in. I might stay again if they got the Wi-Fi situation reliably resolved. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I am tired of campgrounds (especially KOA's) misrepresenting what they offer. They advertised in print and in billboards that they featured Wi-Fi. It does not work in campground. After speaking to other campers who were there for extended stays, it apparently has never been accessible to anyone. After being on the road for 1,900 miles the internet was a necessity and many problems were caused by not having the access promised. In addition, though most sites in the campground were empty, all short stay campers were put right next to a superhighway that produced noise that made sleeping a problem. Camp is very dusty and pool is not heated as promised. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Surprisingly, this was a nice campground. Our site was ample for our motorhome with four slides, with easy in and out. The sites were a bit narrow but had some shrubs for privacy. It was quiet and peaceful. It rained hard during the night but there were no puddles or mudholes. A delicious BBQ served on Saturday nights either at the cookout site or delivered to your site. Really good food and reasonable. We would stay here again. Only annoyance was that Wi-Fi did not work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our first ever campground on our first ever RV trip - but this review was entered after our 10 day / 6 campground excursion. Set the expectation for any further KOAs we'd consider but we unfortunately didn't stay at any others. Generally nice grounds but a little too rough (some overgrown shade areas and some small mudholes). Although traveling w/o kids, noticed small pool and a variety of play equipment. Countryside location but only a mile or two to lots of retail. Bathrooms / showers a little past the time they should have been cleaned up but the park had a fair number of young kids that'd mess something up pretty quickly. Was plenty good for a sleepover but the price seems high compared to what we experienced in Montana and some places in Wyoming (which had more to offer). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pet friendly, dog bone given at registration. Owner made effort to place us away from some long term stayers who could get a little noisy. We had a leak and the owner came over and fixed it for us before we had to call in a repairman. Sites had trees and a lot of area to walk the dog. Owners were also helpful on advising us of some places to see before we left Bismarck. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Typical KOA. Dusty dirty roads and lightly gravelled sites that are difficult to get into and more difficult to get out of. Very tight. Bushes and trees are badly in need of trimming. Nice people, but vastly overpriced at $38.00 per night when it should be no more than $25.00. Only saving grace is the on-site restaurant which offers excellent food at reasonable prices. We would not, however, stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff were nice at check-in. The campground is pretty close to I-94, but you can't hear any highway noise, so it's very quiet. As mentioned before, things are a bit muddy when it has rained. The sites were a bit narrow, but grassy and well shaded/private with trees and shrubs. The sites were also very level and we had no problems with the hookups. If we pass through Bismarck again, we'll camp here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a typical KOA. We had no problem getting our big rig into our site and there were trees and bushes between sites for some privacy but the interior roads were formally gravel now dirt. It rained very hard and the interior roads had huge mud puddles and there was mud everywhere even around your rig. For a one-night pull-through it was barely passable. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most of the sites in this park are well treed and have dense bushes between sites. There are also full hookup pull-through 50 amp sites in the open for those who want them. Sites are a bit narrow but you can use slideouts on one side and an awning on the other with no problem. Most sites are dirt with some grass at the side. This is a problem when it rains. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean and quiet place. Not very crowded. They keep horses on the "back forty" so when the wind is wrong, it becomes a little aromatic, but that was only for a short time. We would return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I give this an 8 because the pool was refreshing and clean on a hot 90 degree day. There are no campfire pits at any of the sites as there is a city rule against fires in the city limits. The campground is next to a busy road with loud road noise at night, if you happen to be in a tent. The hosts were friendly. Shaded sites, but not very big. They needed to mow their grass. However, there was very little to choose from in this area. It was just fine for an over-night stop. I would stay again, in fact, we did on our return trip home from Glacier National Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have camped here numerous times over the years. The facilities have been described in previous reviews. The pool has always been clean when I have been there. I had to sit at an empty site closer to the office to pick up the WIFI. Better WIFI and the addition of Cable TV would improve the rating I gave. It can be a bit dusty but that's the geology and botanical nature of the area - heavily treed areas where grass can't grow would have to be completely paved over to get rid of the problem. This is about as good as it gets in North Dakota. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an alright park, very little grass and mostly dirt sites. Most sites have tree and bushes for shade. Don’t go to the store one minute after closing because they will not acknowledge you at the door at all. The staff for the most part was very indifferent. The bathroom and laundry were clean. Pool was ok but had debris floating in it. I hope to not have to stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is operated by City of Bismarck Parks Board. It is located at end of Washington Street south of city. Paved roads and sites. Very clean. Quiet except on 4th of July when fireworks were active until after midnight on neighboring private property. Reservations recommended. Central dump and fresh water fill site. Separate tenting area. Dock for boaters on Missouri river. We have camped here for many years. Mosquitoes can be thick after rains on hot days, and city for some reason will not spray. We camped here in a Tent.
Everything about this park, except for making a reservation and paying a one nights deposit, was a disaster. We feel more comfortable with a person to greet you at check-in but there was no one. Parks cannot control when it rains but can help the situation with gravel and there was hardly any. When we requested a reservation we requested a site where our roof mounted satellite dish would work and of course it did not; we were parked next to a tree. Parked next to permanent residents that didn't keep their site neat. Utility hookups were awkward. We paid a one night's deposit so we stayed only one night of the week that we had planned and moved on. We will NEVER stay at this place again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My wife made reservations for this campground based upon previous reviews. The campground was run down weeds/grass growing up though the sites. Lots of permanent run done RV's. Sites were tight. Would not recommend this park for any reason. One is a low as I can go. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a basic campground that is clean,quiet with mature trees. Pull thru sites are long and level. Wi-fi works good, Verizon phone signal good, but was unable to get satellite signal, probably due to the tree, but local tv had 9 channels. Wake up time seems to be 6:45 a.m. Office has candy bars, electrical goods, t-shirts, dvd's for sale and there is local literature and maps free. I would return here as a destination site because of the rate and the ease of parking. This campground is away from the normal traffic sounds and as its namesake implies it is on the crest of a hill. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a "campground" or "park" by any stretch of the imagination. It is almost completely full with full timers living in RVs with family, kids, and pets. For just a place to stop for the night, though, it is acceptable. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Not a resort park, but it was convenient, clean and quiet. We were in Bismarck visiting my son. Didn't spend a lot of time in the park; but appreciated the large field behind our site to walk the dog. Park was not full even though it was the weekend, so we didn't feel crowded. Would definitely stay here again. Great price compared to the local KOA which was almost twice the price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Other reviews have called this campground "basic," and we'd have to agree. The sites were close together but, fortunately, not all sites were taken during our visit, so we didn't have someone cheek-by-jowl next to us. The office is only open in the evening on weekdays, so transactions are done without human interaction. The rate was excellent for full hookups. We stayed here to visit Bismarck and the environs and it was conveniently close to downtown. We'd stay here again for future visits. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Like the previous reviewer, a nice little basic campground for a 1 night stay. Very convenient to the interstate. We had previously made a reservation so payment was all ready made. We never saw a check in-person at the campground - just saw our site number on the chart. There are several long term campers there, but sites were neat and park well maintained. Our site was in the back part of the campground so we had a "view" of the storage area. Streets were not bumpy and site was level but very close to neighbors. Campground was easy to maneuver for a big rig. Even though only 3 miles from interstate we did not have any road noise. The park had great Wi-Fi. Verizon signal was excellent. We were able to use our roof mounted satellite. We were also able to get local stations with the antenna. Good overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basic place. I had to back out of my pull-through site due to low branches. Roads were fine. Site was level. Bathrooms and shower were very small. Men was clean but women was not. We think it is because of a bunch of small girls running around unsupervised going in and out tracking mud. Laundry was good. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a no frills campground with easy access to I-94 and located 4 miles from downtown. Moderate size gravel sites with grass and trees. Full hook-ups- Wi-Fi reception weak. No cable- major stations with antennae. Bathrooms and showers are very small but clean. The laundry room was small but had new W/D. The staff was very business-like. The down side is we were next to transients workers who talked loudly and like to party till 3am. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were able to get in without a reservation having just had some trailer problems repaired. Its name speaks for itself, it is on the top of a hill. Grocery shopping near by, nice shaded pull-through sites and plenty of grass. It is surprising how nice it is for $22 a night. The only problem is the seasonal workers are all segregated to the rear and they must travel past your site early in the morning to go to work. Otherwise very quiet. Lots of dumpsters scattered throughout. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
In agreement with previous reviews. Staff was cordial but mostly business. Very nice, small laundry facility. Easy to find, easy to maneuver a big rig through, fairly level and definitely pet friendly with lots of room to run on the back lot. We stayed for four nights but would stay longer next time as it is a nice park for socializing. Nothing really fancy but certainly served our purpose well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a no frills park but well managed and cared for. The parking spaces are long enough for a crewcab dually, 39 ft 5th wheel and car with a motorcycle trailer. Parking is on grass/gravel but level. The Wi-Fi was good. Management stays on top of things. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There are very few parks in this area to choose from and this one worked well for us. We found it to be well maintained, the staff was friendly and helpful. We were near the laundry so our Wi-Fi worked well. We were in a pull-through site so wouldn't have had to unhook "the Toad", but we did because we were visiting friends who live in Bismarck. We would camp here again when we come to visit our friends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our GPS took us the wrong way. It was on top of a hill, nice location. Very friendly people. We had a pull through for our 39 footer. There was no 50amp, but it was cool enough where we did not need it. I rate it an eight. Spots were close together, but park was clean. There are some long term RV'ers living here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I wouldn't stay here again for several reasons, 30amp service, sites are smashed in together, VERY dirty from the dust, they charge $5 to wash your cars. They do an awful job mowing the grass and we always used our own weed-eater to finish their job. The owners are not real friendly and don't really know how to operate a business. They have no tornado shelters and have not set up anything locally. When we were there the alarm was going off for a tornado and they didn't have any shelter when I called 911 and told them we didn't live in the area and we didn't know where to go they said find a basement. Yea, thanks for the help if we don't know anybody we are not knocking on a stranger door to ask to use their basement. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park was recently purchased by some very nice people who are working to clean it up from the previous owners. It still needs some work and upgrading. Campgrounds are rare in this state and we will return to Hillcrest. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not recommended. Site was only $20, but not worth it. Very, very small, narrow sites - our bedroom slide was literally in our neighbor's front yard since the sites face each other. Water hookup shared with next site via a Y hookup. Our site had only 30 amp; we were never asked if we needed 50 amp. Can't comment on restroom facilities since we don't use them. Very nice people, but very poor facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good water,electric and sewer. VERY tight site(narrow) #5. Our slideouts were within inches of our neighbors. Other sites were better. Very nice camp host and owner's family. Quiet and convenient to I-94. WiFi worked great on this site. We were told it didn't work as well toward the back of the campground. Good pet walk/play area at back of campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.