The park is average at best. Not bad for an overnight stopover, especially with the Passport America rate of $18. If you check-in after hours, you have to go upstairs to the bar and find someone that has a few minutes to process you in. The bar workers were very friendly but the process is a little awkward. The sites are gravel and fairly level. The park has many trees but it was still possible to get a good satellite signal for TV. The biggest negative to this park was the bathroom/shower facilities. They could definitely use a good cleaning. Better yet, they need to be updated. I would stay here again for an overnight stop but nothing more. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As the other reviewer states, this is an OK park. I was just grateful to have a place to stay with the Labor Day weekend beginning. My overall assessment would be to call it "rustic". Had a nice shady spot and did not use the primitive showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an OK park. Its quiet and there are trees which offer shade in the hot weather. Some of the sites are not real level, but you can work with them. I had to trim the tree at our site before opening my slide. However the sites are long with plenty of room between you and the next site and they all have picnic tables. We stayed here for 3 nights, and would stay here again. The nightly rate was Passport America. We camped here in a Motorhome.
General Description: Pleasant setting; lots of trees. We had a pull-through Tip: Check in is at restaurant adjacent to park. If you come in after office closes go upstairs to restaurant. Pros: • Reservations available; in our case, without one we would not have had a site. • Water pressure, and power were fine. • Showers rustic, adequately sized; generally OK. • Very easy in/out. • Park of Passport America Cons: • Very tight side-to-side sites. Final word: we would stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Not a destination park, but certainly more than adequate for an overnight or two. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We had a 50 amp pull through with FHU at the PA rate of $20. There is a bar and restaurant upstairs from the office/store. They are open 4-10 daily and serve a varied menu at very reasonable prices. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is nothing fancy about this place. This is a functional RV park. The sites are kind of level but within the parameters of the leveling system on our MH. The bathrooms and showers a functional and clean with good hot water and 1 washer and two dryers said they have 50 amp service and I looked around and didn't see any...Gravel sites with free Wi-Fi, pretty slow. However Verizon MiFi worked fine. There's a restaurant and bar above the office that is open from 4-10pm and is a big hit with the locals. Lots of steaks to choose from at reasonable prices. I had a plate of ribs that was OK. We spent 2 nights here and checked out Jamestown and then went out to the missile site and took the tour. I'm not sure I'd recommend this place for a destination but it works for 1 or two nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good little park for an overnight travel stop. Convenient to the interstate and didn't have a problem with road noise. The check-in staff was extremely accommodating to give us a site where we could use our roof mounted satellite. The campground roads were smooth and our site was level, but not very wide. Site was a pull-through and easy to maneuver for a big rig. The Wi-Fi was excellent. Didn't have any luck getting local channels with the antenna. Verizon signal was excellent. The rate stated is for Passport America. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price is Passport America. The place is kind of dumpy, but it's a good overnight and within walking distance of Frontier Village which was a lot of fun. It's also quiet. There's room to walk the dog. Good Verizon cell & air card connection. Saturday night prime rib at the restaurant was great and well priced. Okay for a couple nites but glad I paid Passport America price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects Passport America discount, but barely worth that. We asked for a pull through site thinking we could leave the tow car hooked up. Wrong, we could pull through one site and into ours and unhook the car because the site we pulled through would then be a back in site for someone else and be right against the back of your unit. The Wi-Fi was spotty at best. But, the restaurant and lounge above the gift shop did serve an excellent meal at reasonable prices. If needed, I might stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located in walking distance to Frontier Village. This is an OK place for short stay. The sites were mainly pull-thrus with two sites sharing an electric box. The spaces were tight with barely enough room to extend slide-outs. There is a gift shop and reasonably priced restaurant at the entrance. The small bath house includes 2 washers/dryers and clean restrooms. WiFi was free but poor reception. There was no cable and we could only pick up two stations with antenna. Cost reflects passport America discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here 2 days. There is plenty to do in the area and decent shopping and restaurants. The restaurant in the park is a typical bar and grill but the food was good and reasonably priced. Hookups worked as expected, sewer in our site was not above ground, site was level and the Wi-Fi was good. The laundry room and bathrooms with showers, while not particularly attractive, were clean. Price is Passport America. We would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate given includes the Passport America discount. Most hookups are back to back and end to end. Drives need some attention. The site where we parked sloped quite a bit from one end to the other, with the sewer hookup running slightly uphill. Would we stay again, probably not, would check out the other campground in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place to stay with one exception. The entry road (one mile) is not paved and when I got in, my tow car was brown and not black. Reminded me of some of the roads I encountered in Alaska. Other than that, it's clean, has courteous staff, and nice shaded slots but open on the south so satellite is useable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have two complaints. 1) the grouchy attitude of the owner, 2) the fact they do not honor the 50% Passport America fee (the full rate being $24 with PA rate starting at $16. When we mentioned this to owner, he became angry and told us we could look for another park somewhere else. We did. On the positive side, it is readily accessible from the freeway and near a frontier village and museum. Food at the restaurant was good and prices also good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The people in the office were friendly. I did not use the restrooms, but I checked them out. They were fairly clean, but you had to walk through a dirty laundry room to get to them. The site was level, water was leaking on one of the faucets outside. There were quite a few older rigs where people my have been living permanently. It was convenient for touring in the area. This campground needs a lot of work. I would probably stay here again strictly for the convenience. The $18.00 cost was with my Passport America discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Office personnel are friendly though often handicapped by not being allowed to make decisions without talking with manager. Latter is often short-tempered. Full daily rates are about $24 though Passport members are charged $18. Passport America has been notified of this. Manager says "if you don't like it, leave." Easily accessed from freeway and into campground. Great for (very) short stays. Handy to downtown. Full time residents can be noisy with no relief available from manager. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice gift shop . Within walking distance of attractions . Nice area to walk dogs or let them run a bit. Very good price . The sites are narrow and a little dusty . Overall good for a night or two . We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is a DUMP. Little more than a dirt and gravel parking lot with patches of dry brown grass and lots of tall trees. Very few sites can get satellite reception. Nearby train tracks with train noise. We were in the back row next to a construction/truck company with old abandoned trucks on the property. Park is almost full with long term contact workers in older run down rigs. Passport America rate and reliable full hookups with good water pressure. Good proximity to the Buffalo Museum (worth a visit) and visitor information center with friendly staff. OK for an overnight convenient to the highway. I would find another place to stay next time if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park with an interesting frontier town attraction adjacent. Nice gift shop. Nice bar and restaurant with roof seating. Buffalo roam the hillside next to the park, including 3 albino buffalo. Nice museum on site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Passport America campground, and a good place for overnight and nothing more. We arrived late (8:30pm) after a long day but the owner was very accommodating and put us in three spots so we won't have to unhook our trailer. (All the pull thru sites were full.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kind of a depressing spot. They put us next to a permanent rig that was very decrepit and had foil insulation and duct tape at odd angles in every opening. Beware the restaurant. We've been here twice. The first time, my wife was served raw chicken. The second time, she thought it would be safer to order a burger. We both ordered them medium -- mine was well done and hers was (you guessed it) raw. It was barely even brown on the outside and when she cut it in half, the knife was covered with raw burger. When she sent it back, they microwaved it and brought it back out. Another negative was the restroom. It was quite clean, but it's constructed entirely of particle board so it looks cheesy and poorly kept. Worse yet, the men's and women's restrooms/showers both open off the laundry room and the women's is in the back so guys with laundry can hang around the open door of the women's room and women have to squeeze past them coming out of the room. My wife is not usually worried about this kind of stuff but she wouldn't use the facilities here at all. One final word of warning: They have a full-grown buffalo inside a VERY rickety fence in the park. He will charge the fence if he finds you annoying. He stops at the fence but, if he kept coming, it wouldn't even slow him down. One of the regular residents told me that the buffalo often gets out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Passport America Campground. The roads and sites were dirt. The sites are narrow. The better sites were reserved for permanent residents and non-Passport America campers. The picnic tables were old, broken, and useless. There were several dirt bikers joyriding around the campground while we were there. The restrooms and showers are a mess and need to be updated and remodeled. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A good place for an overnight stop. Nice level pull thru sites. Sites are close together but there are lots of trees. No problem opening slide out. The restaurant is OK. The gift shop at the store was nice. While the bathhouse was rustic it was very clean. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground is OK and well worth the Passport America price. Short distance to the Buffalo Museum and Frontier Fort and it is very interesting. Very nice store at the office. Restuarant and lounge over the office with lots of local color and short walk back to your campsite. Restuarant packed with local folks for the Buffalo burgers and beer. Modem is awkward at the front desk as people are checking in. We will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The interstate runs right next to this place, like most KOA's (which this used to be). The access road to the campground is a bit rutted and dusty (it hasn't rained recently), but I went slow and had no problem. Very nice workers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is ideal for a stop over if traveling along I94. It is a well maintained older campground. Our site was level and easy access. Electric was good. Cable limited to primarily local stations. Would recommend for short stays. Not sure local area makes it s destination. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice convenient location. As others have posted, the road leading into the park is dirt and looks like it could turn to washboard fairly easily. However, they may have just graded the road before we arrived so we did not have a issue. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our site was fairly level and was plenty large enough to hold our 34' motorhome with car and dolly attached. AAA discount applied to $32.00 standard rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Main the road leading to his place is HORRIBLE! Feels like we were driving on a cheese grater. We stayed one night here, and then moved a different campground after hearing nothing but cars, trucks, and big rigs rolling down the interstate just feet from our campsite. Spots were not level at all - horrible, horrible, horrible! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As some other reviews said, there is a horrible dirt road leading to the campground. My rating of 7 is because of this rutted road that we had to slow down to 10 mph on. Once you are there at the camp, it is very nice. The lady in the office had our paperwork ready and escorted us to the correct site with her golf cart. The site was level and big enough for our 3 slides and awning. Power and water were good. The camp has lots of good grass for dogs to play on and while we saw other dogs, they were all leashed as required. The trees provided lots of welcome shade. Washrooms, laundromat and showers were old but clean and everything worked. Wi-Fi was strong. The park seems well maintained. It is a good stopover while traveling the interstate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Old KOA. Sites not bad. Heavily treed but satellite worked. Good one night stay. They have some very nice open sites for big rigs but we stayed in an older site and it worked for our 43 ft full wall slide rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The one mile gravel road, if you are towing a car behind a motorhome, is really bad. You have to drive very slowly. The campground is really not that bad. We did not notice the road noise from the interstate, but we were in a motorhome with the AC on at night some. The sites are great and level and the water pressure and electricity are fine. Makes a great overnighter. We enjoyed the buffalo museum and the village. Lots of interesting stuff there. Would definitely stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pretty decent place - the gravel road is something to be desired to get to it - but other than that the facilities seemed decent. The only real issue with this place is the proximity to the interstate - getting to sleep in a tent is next to impossible with all the big trucks rolling down the road. We camped here in a Tent.
As previously mentioned, right next to I-94, so road noise may be a problem for some. The gravel road to get to campground is not in good shape, very dusty when dry and we were told very slippery when wet. Older park that has been maintained very well. We would stay here again, probably as an overnight rather than a destination. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are level, several quite long. Nice country "feel" to the campground, and quite a few shade trees, but road noise from I-94 was very noticeable - I wouldn't want to camp here in a popup or tent! Facilities old but clean. Wi-Fi was spotty. Campground is reached by a mile of gravel road - very dusty if the weather's been dry! Note: no LP gas fill available here - one must go to a truck stop several interstate exits away. Decent overnighter, as long as you have a hard-sided rig. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wasn't that easy to find, per Nuvi! You have to go on the frontage road next to the freeway and then it's a dirt road. The young gal checking us in wasn't doing any more than she had to do; I wouldn't say unfriendly but not necessarily friendly. We were escorted to our site by a man. Good level sites. This was a good stop for passing through, as we didn't have to drive far out of the way. We were put in a back row surrounded by some trees, which gave us a quiet night with no trains and it was dark. You can see they have planted and there are a number trees throughout campground. We were here on an off season time. Cable & Wi-Fi worked just fine. I have to say the bathrooms were 'old'--repainted a number of times, a few cobwebs in the corners, and the shower head was for short people! Opted to wait for our next stop for a shower. Would stay here again if just passing through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A beautiful campground. Has a nice play area for kids. Sites are level. Owners friendly and helpful. Even though it is located right off interstate our site was situated where there was very little traffic noise. Cable TV is available but only offered approximately 6 or 7 channels. Wi-Fi free and excellent reception. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, have about 3/4 miles gravel road to get to it. Other than that it is a nice park, shaded but not so much that satellite wouldn't work. Has unique dog walk area. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground with many large shade trees. It is near the freeway, so there is a fair amount of traffic noise, although much less over night. The grounds are clean and attractive with a nice area for children to play in. The staff was friendly and helpful. Very minimal camp store. WiFi coverage was great and free. Cell phone coverage was good as well. The gravel road into the campground is relatively bumpy: take it slow. Good, level, gravel pads with plenty of grass between each one. This is the third time we have stayed here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Small but clean, neat and well kept. Husband & wife very nice. Would definitely stay here again. Coming from the east, be careful if your gps tells you to exit at 258. DO NOT! Go to 256! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campsite is very run down. The yard across from our campsite looked lake a dump for old rusty things. A poor buffalo was wandering around in this yard. Despite calling the campsite about 2 months prior: they did not have a reservation for me. The man at the desk was able to find my reservation in a book and then was able to find us a site. The garbage dumpster was over-flowing so we could not fit our garbage in the dumpster. The trains are horrible!!! All night long they sound their horns. We were awakened by this constantly all night long. I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We used this campground for an overnight stop only. The campground was pretty full so our choice of sites was limited. Our site was level and the power supply was good. The biggest issue I had with this campground is they are still using the old style credit card receipt which lists our entire credit card number information on the receipt. Be careful not to just throw your receipt away. Our Sprint aircard reception was good as was our DirecTV reception. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Jamestown Campground not only once, but on our return trip home we stayed again. We were guided to our campsite and asked if there was anything we needed. They offered us a map on how to get to and around Jamestown. They offer a walking area around the campground, a nice play area for the children and a feeling that you are safe. I especially liked the clean bathrooms. Clean bathrooms show the pride the owners/caretakers have. I have and will continue to recommend this camp ground to our fellow RV'ers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
After driving for hours, finding this shaded, easy to get to campground was a most welcome sight. Check in was easy & I was glad to have someone lead me to our site. Sites are side by side pull throughs, but it didn't feel overly tight. Nice for an overnighter. Yes, the gravel road was dusty coming in, but I was just glad to find something close by. We had Wi-Fi that had average connectivity. Looked like the playground had plenty for kids to do. It was well-kept looking & clean. My only complaint was that one of the workers came around in his golf cart & officiously announced, "Your dog has done his business, are you going to clean it up?" We'd only been here for a half hour, for crying out loud & hubby was taking a nap. Granted I've heard that is a #1 problem with campers; I understand that, but thought it was a little extreme. So be prepared to clean up after your pet the minute he defecates! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is listed in the Passport America directory and lists a fee of $16.00 per night. The nice lady told me it would be $18.00. I asked why. Her reply was the boss told her to charge PPA $18.00, which included $2.00 for a/c and/or electric heat. I explained I was not going to use either. Her reply was that the boss says that all campers say they will not use it, but they always do. I told her that the boss has never seen me, and yet he is calling me a dishonest liar. I paid the $18.00. It seems to me the boss is the dishonest one. He clearly advertises one price but charges another. The campground has folks staying there long term, including 2 tenters. In one word it is a dump. No, we will never stay there again. The campground has small crowded sites. Trash is everywhere. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice place for an overnighter. Well groomed and very quiet. Not a problem for big rigs. Would rate higher if not for a dusty mile of gravel road to get to it. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with the last 3 posts. This is a nice park for an overnight stay. Easy in and out from the interstate. Not particularly noisy. Friendly hosts. Lots of space to run my dog. Plenty of things to let kids burn up some energy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, big shade trees and nice grass. Well maintained. Nice grassy areas for walking the dog. Just off the freeway, but trees block the view and some noise. Gravel road to access park from exit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It has easy interstate access. It is close to shopping and dining in town. Access to the campground is on a mile long well maintained gravel road. The park is well laid out and well maintained. The staff was helpful both in the office and guiding to campsite. The power posts are new with 30 and 50 amp services. There are a lot of trees that are trimmed. The sites are mostly level and long enough for big rigs- 38 feet with a tow vehicle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The major drawback to this otherwise nice little park with free Wi-Fi is the mile long dirt access road to get to it. Our MH and dinghy were covered with a layer of dust by the time we got here. Local people use the access road and feel the need to drive it at 70 miles an hour creating huge dust clouds. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Like many former KOA's it's a bit long in the tooth and the pool died sometime back but it is well maintained, has lots of grass and trees and there's lots of space (there was at least 35ft between RVs on the shared hookup we had. It was quiet and a great place to spend the night after the 520 mile drive from Billings, MT. It's easy access from I-90 and I don't mind a relatively short stretch of decent of gravel in most cases. The owners are very friendly and helpful. They recommended driving the 100 miles to Fargo to save 30-cents on gas which we were fortunately able to do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a well maintained former KOA campground. The owners are trying to sell the campground, and their son told us a sale recently fell through. Perhaps as a result, the pool was not operational, and the camp store was not well stocked. Friendly staff. We were escorted to our site, which helps keep speed and dust down. The pull through site pad was gravel, with the rest of the site grassy. Our daughter informs us the cable channels were limited. Overall a pleasant place to stop on the way through North Dakota. The gravel road was not a major issue, but then we don't tend to get overly excited about a little dust on the rig. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice appearance and pride of ownership is evident. Owner managers are very helpful but not experienced in guiding very large motor homes. Not a big rig park but big rigs can be accommodated in a few sites if the rig enters the park in the right direction. Walk the park first if you have a 45 foot big rig and especially if you are towing. Entrance could be wider. Watch the turn in a big rig. The gravel road to the park will make your towed vehicle absolutely filthy by the time you reach the park. They allow windshield washing but not the entire rig. I had to stop at a rest stop and use my on-board power washer to insure that my rig was safe to drive it was so dirty from the gravel road to the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground with very pleasant, friendly owners. Previous review complaining about dust was greatly exagerated. A 1/2 mile gravel access road but dust did not enter the campground. All sites are very long, level pull thrus. Owner leads you to your site. Large manicured grassy areas, plenty of shade trees but satellite accessable from most sites. Surrounded by wheat and sunflower fields. Not a lot to see in Jamestown but this is a great place to stay a night or two on your way through North Dakota. Would go out of my way to stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice rv park and campground run by very friendly people. Nice level sites with good ingress and egress. Generally big rig friendly but don't let them stick you in Site 48 if you have a big rig and a toad and don't want to unhook. You don't have enough swing room to get out. Otherwise, would highly recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Incredibly difficult to access, down a couple of miles through clouds of dust down the
washboard gravel frontage road. Campground equally dusty, dangerous to even breathe outside. Small pool not inviting. Almost all sites are back-to-back,
no privacy. No choice about sites, managers put all in the smallest site usable, saving best for possible larger late arrivals. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Owner led us to our site and was helpful. We found the campground clean and spacious. We had no problem with a big rig. Camp store is limited. June 2003 36' MH We camped here in a Motorhome.
Like the previous review says, Lakeside Marina Campground was a great place to stay. Not the easiest to get to since you have to zipzag through downtown Jamestown but definitely worth the effort vs the other closer campgrounds located right along the interstate. The lady that runs the marina & campground was very friendly & helpful when I called. She inform me to turn left off highway 20 about 2 miles north of town just after the cemetery (think was 32nd St SE), then go west a couple blocks til you see the campground entrance on the left. It's a small sign, so don't drive fast. The marina is further down the road on the east side of Jamestown reservoir. Note: the address was listed as 3225 Lakeside Road, but I think that's the address of the marina as our GPS was confused. You can go over the the Marina to register after you pick out your site. I noticed inside the marina was a small grill where you could get breakfast & lunches. Not sure about dinners. Seems like breakfast was only on weekends? Most sites were gravel, lots of them with shade. Since it was mid-week and not crowded, we grabbed one of the cement sites close to the bath house. Most RV sites on the inside of the campground loop had electric & water; some on the outside did not. There was also a dump station. What appears to be a newer bath house had very clean showers, toilets and sinks. Each shower has rubber floor mats like KOA's and a separate curtained changing room. Took awhile for the water to get hot but the water pressure was great. There's also a handicapped shower located in a separate room by itself. There was one station, FOX out of Fargo that came in on antenna TV that gave the weather for Jamestown. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to relax and unwind - quiet! Friendly hosts! Lots and lots of trees, a huge walking park, bike paths, a brand new playground with tons of fun stuff for the kids. Picnic shelters, a nice bath house, public restrooms, and firewood delivered to your campsite. Pet friendly and family friendly facility! The marina is just up the path with a full service boat dock and public fishing access. Lots of great shopping and entertainment close by! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Settled for this after reading a previous review, and other Jamestown RV parks did not have great reviews. CG is about 10 miles from I-94. Situated at a reservoir, plenty of trees. Good satellite reception, no Wi-Fi, poor air card reception with Verizon none from Sprint. 48 sites, sandy gravel, not level. After a heavy rain overnight, our support blocks to the front jack sunk about 5 inches in the sand. Bathrooms near the other end of the park, and were filthy. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a campground in a reclamation area. It was reported to us, they had been flooded out over the past 2 yrs... The hard work they are doing shows every where. A few level concrete pads, most are level and semi level gravel pads. Limited cell service. Beautiful site on the Reservoir. We camped here in a Motorhome.