We stayed at this campground for 3 months as there was no other alternative. They priced gouged in every way...$525 monthly for a space, $20 per car if more than one, and $200 deposit which was NOT returned in a timely fashion. They were NEVER on site should a problem arise. The internet worked less than 50% of the time and NEVER on weekends when they were unavailable to reset it. Both the women's and the men's showers and bathrooms had a significant amount of mold and were never cleaned during our 3-month stay, and finally, there is only 1 washer/dryer for 15 RV spots and about 20 motel rooms. Between the price gouging and the lack of clean facilities and promised amenities, I would NEVER EVER stay at this facility again! I may sound like an unhappy customer, which I am, but everything above it factual. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I tried to stay here for two nights, and was told that they only rent by the week. Another couple tried to stay for the summer, and was told they couldn't for some unclear reason. I suspect the owners are renting to oil workers, and are thus no longer interested in transients, at least for now. We camped here in a Motorhome.
WOW! These are the best RV park managers we have met in years of travel. The park is small and friendly. The restrooms and showers and grounds are CLEAN! We have traveled around the US and this is one of the best places we have ever found. First of all, The owners really care about their tenants. They were so accommodating when we pulled in. They showed us around the park, and showed us the laundry and shower/bathroom areas. All are immaculate! They treat their guests wonderful. The entire place is clean and well kept. I haven't seen the motel rooms, but have heard they are clean and immaculate. When I entered the park, the owner was there to greet us. We checked in and the check in area is similar to a 5 star motel. There is a great gift shop with hand made gifts as well as other gifts.. I just can't say enough good things about this place. No matter how I travel to this area again - RV or driving I will definitely try to get a place here in the RV park or the motel. The RV park is small and has 14 spots. I highly recommend this place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I use this site regulary and because no one had entered a review since 2007, we thought maybe it was not in business. But luckly we noticed it as we drove by and it looked neat and clean, so after checking the others in the area, we came back to this and so glad we did. We are in a 23ft b-van so the size was perfect for us. Big motorhomes better check first. It is a small older park behind a motel. The restrooms and laundry were old, but exceptionally clean. The owners were two of the best, partial reason for giving it such a good rating. Owners made a special point of thanking us for choosing their park before we left this morning. Never have had that before or at least this couple made you feel like they meant it, not just a standard thank you. Would stay here again and recommend it to smaller vehicles like ours. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park owners were very helpful. When we couldn't find the park (because I didn't think to ask for specific directions), we called for help. They drove out to try to find us and direct us in! The sites are very small, but the park location is very close to town (and the highway). The best part is the nearby restaurant which the owners recommended: Homesteader's Restaurant, We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hi, I think the nightly rate is higher in summer time. When I visited it was winter so the charge was a very reasonable $12.00. Owner is friendly and helpful. Motel Rooms are clean too and $46.00 per night (tax included) Rooms are non smoking only. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In mid August 2011 we went to Minot to assist my aunt, whose house was flooded along with 3100 others. We called the Fairgrounds to see if space was available. Yes, we could have spot for $30 a night or $600 a month. No water or sewer, electric only. Asked about $15 rate last year only to be told it was $20 last year. Upon arrival in Minot we drove by Fairgrounds to see 20 of 200 spots being used. Keep in mind that 3100 homes were flooded and residents were parked in school parking lots for 2 month running generators. We will never stay at the Fairgrounds while they ignore their own citizens. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a multi-purpose facility and info does not lend well to the rating system. There are multiple power locations around the park, however, the number of 50-amp is very limited. They have just opened a very large RV park on the grounds but this is only open when they need added space for some special event. We were there on 2 weekends and they had stock car racing and World of Outlaws. This will provide considerable noise sometimes past 11 PM depending on how many crashes they have. In addition the railroad tracks are right behind the park. If you arrive during the day you can get them to unlock the power box you will use. If possible do not park along the back fence, instead park near the Putt-putt area with grass. There are four 50-amp plugs there. The office is in a large, pink brick building at the back of the complex. Park where you see many cars ‘behind the building’. The office is at the top of the stairs. Friendly staff but they may not be able to answer many questions on parking locations as they primarily handle money. They will call someone to physically help you get parked. We would stay there again and even extended our stay this trip in spite of the noise issues. We just ran the A/C fans that blocked most of the noise other than the final races where they had as many as 24 cars on the track. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We attempted to stay here longer, but were told they were not allowing camping during July as they were getting ready for State Fair. Suggest you call first before stopping in: 701-838-1193. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here a number of times. Register at the fair office, second floor. The sites are somewhat scattered but generally the extreme north side of the fairgrounds has the most hookups, but most are 20 and 30 amp. Water hydrants scattered around, as are sewer dumps. There are 50 amp available if you register during working hours of 9 to 5. They will happily direct you to 50 amp. Very friendly folks to register you at the fair office. Some train noise but not bad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is with Good Sam discount. Very easy to access, big rigs no problem. Very friendly staff who were also quite helpful with a technical issue (connections). Transient sites are fairly close to each other but reasonable (awnings are no problem) and level. Roads and sites are dirt. Lots of oil-patch and highway workers with nice rigs; we didn't see any unkempt sites as is sometimes the case with long-termers. Certainly OK for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staff is friendly and accommodating. We have stayed here before with previous managers. These managers have made a wonderful improvement in the park. The price is high because of the Bakken workers and construction workers, but this is the only RV park in the area that you would want to stay in. There are a lot of contractors and construction workers in the park, but the park is kept clean and pretty neat. Our spot was level and enough space for our 5th wheel and pickup. In spite of the permanent residents there was room for the ones that pulled in for a night or two, etc. Our Internet was good. No cable, but we received the main TV channels fine. The laundry is clean. There is a charge of .25 a minute to use the showers, which we didn't use. The restrooms and showers are clean. The new managers are continually working to improve the park. A few years ago it was flooded and a great improvement has been made, especially by the current managers. I would definitely stay here again. We stayed for one week this time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Limited options for campgrounds in this part of North Dakota. Our pull-through site had a lovely view of the storage area approximately 40 feet in front of us. Manager friendly and helpful. Many oil industry workers living here full-time. WIFI worked fine. We had to have the manager move a utility trailer from the road in front of us in order for us to actually use the pull-through feature of our site since the owner just parked it right in the road. Price reflects Good Sam discount. If we had a choice we would probably go elsewhere in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We checked in for a week. The web site said the weekly rate was $210. When I checked in I was told it was $280. I questioned it because of the web site and showed them the web site. There was a problem with a previous web site not being connected to the current one since when these managers took over and raised the price. It took about 1/2 hr. to get my $70. refund. We were given a site, but it was occupied. We called the office and said it was occupied. We were told, "It shouldn't be". Then they came to the site to take us to another site. We started setting up at the second site and were told, "Whoops, you have to move. We are saving that one for long term occupants." We disconnected, and were moved to another site where they told us to "pull in here". We pulled in and the connections were on the opposite site . They then told us to move again. Four moves before they gave us a site that worked. The staff was friendly when we checked in until we got our refund of $70. Then they had nothing to say and we didn't see them again. They have been managers or owners for about 10 months, so should have been more efficient than they were. The laundry is clean but a bit higher than other parks we have been to. They charge 25 cents a minute for a shower. The park is messy. Our site had a broken pen, broken sun glasses, and lots of cigarette butts, so apparently wasn't cleaned up after previous tenants. Most of the sites are occupied by oil workers. Some are junky, but most don't have much stuff sitting around. Most vehicles don't follow the speed limit in the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I fully agree with the last review. This park was full of long term construction workers. The sites were small. The children of these workers were plentiful and screamed until well past 11pm. To make matters worse a backhoe was digging up water lines directly behind our motorhome at 6am. We were not warned about this ahead of time nor about having the water turned off the next morning. Mud was plentiful too due to repairs. It was expensive and a poor value. The office staff was not nice nor helpful. I would have given them a 2 rating but they were easy to find, seemed safe, and the Wi-Fi did work for a little while during the evening. You can forget about a satellite signal in this park due to the tree canopies. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our family rented a motorhome for the first time and selected Roughrider Campground due to reasonable reviews posted previously. However, we learned that the park has changed ownership and wanted to provide a recent review of the services at this property. We traveled to Minot to enjoy a family reunion and were looking for a convenient and accommodating place to stay. We did not find the campground to be very accommodating. The sites at Roughrider are very narrow, and while they are pull-throughs, you will find yourself right on top of your neighbors. The restrooms and showers were clean, but we were disappointed to discover that showers were not free: it cost $1 for 5 minutes of hot water. The laundry room was clean as well, with comparable prices to the laundromats in town. Our biggest disappointment was our interactions with staff. We did not find them to be very courteous on the phone. Most notably, they gave our camping site away--without confirming with us that we were indeed checking out of the campground--when we drove our motorhome (our only vehicle) to town to spend time with our family. We found this to be very unprofessional. We did not find this campground worth the money. It has newer facilities and is kept clean, but the management did not seem to be as interested in the interests of their customers as they were in making money. It is not a quiet park; rather, there is a lot of traffic coming and going all day--both vacationers and long-term residents. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are not many choices in this area. This RV park is more like a housing area for the locals. Loaded with RV's that are trying to be long-term housing. Sites are narrow and very soft. Was not worth the money at all. Could not wait to leave. Would NEVER return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Neat and clean. Some shade. Sites very close together. Laundry and everything new due to flood last year. Lots of permanent residents. Staff very nice - we had to stay extra days because of the wind and our dog getting sick and they were very helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Reservations definitely needed at this campground, regardless of when you are traveling. It's either the oil workers or special festivals. I managed to squeak in a one night reservation during a Scandinavian festival. Although I'm giving the park a 6, I want to give the staff a 10. I am currently traveling with an injury and I'm on crutches. When I made the reservation, I mentioned that I needed to do laundry and I had an injury. The staff managed to get me close to the laundry. I'm not saying my site was great, but I was close to the laundry. Although the sites are gravel on ground, my site was fairly level. Didn't need Lynx Blocks to hoist up a tire or two. The sites are "side by side" and once you get your slides out, you need only to open your window, knock on your neighbor's window and say, "Please pass the mustard." I'm not joking! As for the neighbor on the other side (in the next side by side over), well, there is "some" spacing, but not much. The laundry room was very clean and had modern high efficiency washers. Laundry was reasonable, $2.25 to wash, and 25 cents for 5 minutes to dry. Let's just say, $1.50 was enough to dry a load of clothing. Not cheap, but not outrageous. I got a decent Wi-Fi signal at my site. Wasn't blazingly fast, but worked enough for email. I got decent digital TV reception over the air via batwing with Wingman. Basically three network channels and a NOAA weather info channel specific to North Dakota. As for the network channels: I found if you put the antenna one way, you got CBS, NBC, and FOX. If you rotated the antenna 90 degrees, you got CBS, NBC, and ABC. Good reception with Verizon cell phone. I noticed some road noise, but it was tolerable. Price I paid reflects Good Sam discount and taxes. Decent place to stop over on your travels, if you can tolerate the "pass the mustard" situation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has been redone after the flood. The roads and sites are gravel and in fairly good shape. The laundry is large and clean. There are large trees in the park center, but none where we were located. The park had lots of long term guests due to the oil workers. However, their sites were clean and there was no extra noise or problems. You will most likely need reservations as there are only a few sites for travelers; 3 or 4 is all I counted. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground and the city of Minot was devastated by a flood in 2011. The campground has reopened and has added sites. Power and water are good. It is all gravel and the new sites are close together. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for three days during the fair. Grounds are recovering nicely from the flood and they continue to work on the grounds. Had to follow up when booking as took a few calls to get through but is understandable considering the amount of work happening here. Tent sites are full sun, some shade and fully shaded. Have 8 tent sites available but can accommodate more in the overflow. Very clean bathroom, I realize they are redone since the flood. Coin operated showers, which keeps people from hogging the showers. showers operate up to 9 mins on $4. Owners were very friendly and accommodating. Nice, Quiet Campground. Will stay again. Keep up the great work. We camped here in a Tent.
OK for a night or two, mostly long term oil workers staying here now. Fully recovered from floods. Sites are close together but will accommodate most any rig. Would stay again for a night. The store does not have any ice for sale. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Services were quite acceptable. Had occasional sewer smell that the owner addressed and seem to stay away. Gravel site was fairly level depending on where you parked. Good Wi-Fi and reasonable selection of air TV channels. Pull-through site was spacious. Enjoyed our one night stay but would stay longer. Long term sites were not an issue. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a hard CG to rate. They are still in recovery mode from last year's flooding. All buildings are new as are the site utilities. They have gravel roads and sites. The sites were we were are ALL gravel and very narrow. This row would not support slides and awnings on adjacent sites. For an overnight they are just fine, except the low spot between sites that's just gravel. Again, they are rebuilding, so grass or pads MAY be part of their plan. Wi-Fi was hit or miss as they get through growing pains with their new ISP. I didn't notice a pool, but did notice the large number of long term occupants. Some of the long term units are eye sores. Apparently many CGs in the area have the same volume of long term visitors supporting the oil wells. This could be a nice place and may be when they get finished. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, spacious and level sites. Laundry room had new high-efficiency machines (although it cost $2.75 to wash each load). A lot of work is being done to even further upgrade this park. Will definitely stay here again on our return trip. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stopped here for an overnight stay on our trip to Glacier. It was apparent that they had been flooded by the nearby creak. The gravel roads were being rebuilt. No grass to be seen, all dirt, mud and dust. There was a large pile of rubble near the office, did not see anyone around. We made a u-turn and left. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Laundry needs updating. Located about 1 mile from train trestle, but could still hear the train. Too many trees to get satellite. Good for an overnight stop. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of shade trees, some noise from the road and a railroad, but less than many other places. My site was level; the rest look pretty level. Very nice people at desk, new owners? Not sure. Wi-Fi is great if you're close to the office, but they are working on extending it to outer sites. Washers/dryers in process of being upgraded, but are out of commission now. I stayed here last year, and would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our shady electric-only site. It was reasonably priced and close to places we wanted to visit in Minot. The owner/managers were friendly. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a fairly nice park but needs a lot of work. Our site (#4) was adequate for our motorhome but was quite close to the neighbors on both sides. It did, however, have trees. The owners were very nice but do not seem to spend any time at all checking on the campground. There are some new big rig sites on one side of the campground and although they are long, and completely grassy, they have no shade and are also very close together. All in all, we probably would not stay here again, although N. Dakota does not offer a lot of choices. The Wi-Fi was sporadic, at best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground with enormous potential. The new owners are working to improve the infrastructure, but some areas, such as the dirt roads that turn to ruts and mud when it rains, need immediate improvement. Pull through sites are long, but with side-by-side hookups you're touching awnings with your neighbor. The water pressure is also sporadic depending on the number of people in the park. On the plus side, the park has many large trees (no cable - we had to use a portable dish to find a hole), is fairly quiet, and is convenient to town. The free WiFi was very strong and the Verizon cell and AirCard service also worked well. The owners and staff are friendly and eager to please; we're confident they'll make the necessary improvements and will stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
DW and I enjoy staying there several time through out the summer as we live an hour away. Most of the sites are real good with some rather close too each other. Hosts are great and helpful. Water is less then desirable as it is hard well water. Stains the toilet bowl and water connection. Other than that, we highly recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground was clean, well maintained, and quiet. Many of the sites are near the river. Our site was #9 which is a pull-through located on the end of a row with the woods next to us for privacy. The laundry room was clean with a couple of easy chairs and television with local channels to watch while waiting. There were ceiling fans and a stationery fan running inside the laundry room, too. We met the new owner of the campground. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park recently changed ownership. It is unclear how the new owners will manage the park. We were only able to get an electric only site, no water. Most sites are shaded. Nice playground area for the kids. To use Wi-Fi, one must be able to "see" the office. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful campground. Well maintained with pieces of old farm equipment scattered around for decoration. Like far too many CGs that say they have WIFI, & imply that it works everywhere, this one only works from sites near the office. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There was WiFii, but the network settings were not right for my laptop, so it was not of any use. Other than most of the campsites being close, it was fine. I would stop again if passing through, but not to use it as a headquarters. There is a nice little walking path of 1/4 mile or more. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
WiFi is available near the office. Lots of lovely trees. It is located on the old highway so it is very quiet. There was a "for sale" sign. I sure hope it stays open as I would definitely stay there again. Staff friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground does not have WiFi. It is a well kept campground. The pull thru sites are wide and lovely. The only problem is the train. There is railway crossing very near the campground and the trains blow their horn several times when they cross. So, it is very hard to sleep here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a wooded park well off the highway with mainly pull-thru sites. We didn't find any problem with the water and the wireless internet is very good. The full service pull-thru sites are narrow, the elect & water back-in sites are better and not as heavily used. It is certainly the best in this area, the KOA is a very spartan spot right on the edge of the Interstate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our second stay here. We had a shaded pull-through site and the Wi-Fi signal was good. No complaints, although we didn't use the water based on other comments here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We looked at all RV Park in Minot before looking here. Quietest of all, yes some train noise but not overwhelming. WiFi weak but there. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Limited satellite spaces, ask ahead if important. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Pull through site was comfy; campground was well maintained; with a beautiful wooded area and pond to walk around. The trains were constantly present, but hardly an inconvenience due to the pleasant surroundings and friendly staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Poor water pressure and terrible water. Do not use to drink. Do not fill your tank. Lots of trees so not much chance to use satellite dish. Much train noise but that goes for all of Minot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pretty and not bad for a couple of days. Had to switch sites because they gave me an awning to awning site. I hate that. I can not figure out why they do a layout like that except it may be cheaper to install the utilities. They only had a two washer/dryer setup, so we had to go to town to do the laundry. Extra $ for the modem. Very very nice city park in downtown Minot that is a great day trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For $35 a night we got to stay on dirt next to a neighbor who was so close we could not put out our awning. Had to park next to 2 huge dump trucks. There was trash/glass everywhere. Most every site was occupied by an oil worker. It was also State Fair week and nothing else was available in Minot. If you can help it, do not go to this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The good: excellent fast Wi-Fi, big rig friendly pull through sites, friendly helpful host, a small recreation room, good water pressure, good power (125 volts, unloaded). The bad: no tables, no trees, no shade, smell of rotting vegetation (possibly from flooding early this year). There are many long term residents. I would stay again, but it is not a "destination" park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is coincidently located off highway 2. The camp host were extremely helpful and efficient! I would not take a large motorcoach in here, as it is dirt and one can get stuck. When it rains it complicates while exiting the campground. Lots of full time campers living here. Full hookups were a plus. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This hostess was so helpful to us. We stayed here a week, then extended for another two weeks while my husband recovered from falling off a ladder. She kindly prorated the monthly rate for us. There are lots of area workers staying here, and the grounds aren't maintained as well as they should be. But it's conveniently located near shopping, restaurants and the doctors' offices. Highway noise wasn't a problem because we were far enough away from it. We occasionally heard cars racing at the fairgrounds on weekends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great spot to stop over for a night or two but would not recommend it for a destination campground. Easy access from US 52, and sites were level. Camp host was helpful. Basically a big gravel lot with hook-ups. We did not use the WiFi but were told that it was available and free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good wi-fi, fairly level sites. If the park is full, there is not to much room between sites. Long enough sites for almost any rig and fairly quiet at night. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a plain & simple campground tucked to the eastern side of Svenson/Swensons RV on the east side of Minot. No fancy landscaping, but there are grass strips by each huge pull-through site. The manager was friendly and efficient! Getting in was a bit confusing - turn north off Hwy 2 at 20th (which isn't all that well marked, but the Swanson signs and inventory are visible) - you have to drive into the RV Sales area, past the repair bays and follow the (little) signs to the RV Park sign-in area. The price was right, there are no large trees to block our satellites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great WiFi. Large pull through sites with all the hookups. Right next to Svenson's RV Sales. Not a pretty campground, but convenient to Minot. Amazingly quiet as it is near highway 2 and a train track.. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.