This CG is primarily for long-term oil workers living in towables and class Cs. Appears that in better days it was a KOA, but it has now fallen into serious disrepair. The outer door to the ladies’ restroom was missing entirely; of the three shower stalls in the men’s room one was out of order, one had the water control all taped up with electrical tape and the remaining one had no locking hardware and looked like it had been painted after the hardware had been torn off. The bath houses were as clean as can be expected for very old facilities, but several clients’ towels had been left strewn about. No cable, no WI-FI and one of the public telephones had been ripped off the wall. The workers leave their dogs at the sites all day and the dogs don’t much like it. When we were there, four children were running amok with little to no supervision, squirting water pistols in about the bath houses (turning the sand into mud) and being nipped by an unchained dog. This to be expected: it’s not that the rules aren’t being enforced, but rather that there are no rules given out in the first place. It is open field camping with no trees; at least the hookups work well. The staff was friendly enough and apparently functional, but obviously, because of the nature of the clientele, they haven’t repaired, replaced or improved anything in quite some time. TL needs to visit again, as they don’t even have the number of sites correct. All that said, we were grateful for its existence: not one hotel room was available in any of Williston’s several hotels because of the huge number of oil workers booked in. Our advice is to avoid Williston, ND entirely and find another route to or from the Canadian border. A pity, because the town and shopping looks pretty reasonable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
$20/night, plus 3.00 online registration fee, plus $25 annual ND park usage pass. Roads are paved with level gravel sites. Electric was good and water is shared between 2 sites, but they will upgrade this in the future. Wi-Fi was good, but there was no Antenna TV or AT&T coverage. The bathhouse was clean in the reserved area, but the first shower in the men’s had no hot water and the water was more of a spray than a shower. They have a beach if you can call it that, and a marina. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites have electric only, no water or sewer. I noticed water faucets available between every other site, just kind of "plopped" where ever, no consistency to location. I also noticed what appeared to be an "attitude" from camping guests of, "I hooked up to the water faucet first so it's mine, neener neener." On the other hand, some of the faucets were being used with splitters by neighboring camping guests. I asked a ranger, "What's up with that?" The ranger explained that you have to share the water faucet with your neighbor. If you don't have a splitter, they have them in the park office, they will bring one to you. Okay.
Since I was only staying two nights, I filled my tank from an "unclaimed" water faucet to avoid confronting the neighbor who had already "claimed" the faucet (and no splitter). The camp host explained that the park plans to add more water faucets to avoid the sharing issue, but who knows when that will happen. Overall, I had a very nice stay at the park. Sites are dirt, but reasonably level. There is adequate spacing between sites. The trees may prevent you from putting out your awning. The park has a group camp area, but it seemed small to me compared to what I have seen at other parks. Basically, the group camp area was the size of two RV slots. I've seen bigger. Bathrooms and showers were fairly clean. Oh, and the biggest surprise, this park has free Wi-Fi! It's the only park in the North Dakota State Park system with Wi-Fi, courtesy of a "Friends of the Park" organization. Wi-Fi worked great! Thank goodness, as Verizon cellular modem wouldn't work at all. Verizon cell phone had trouble getting a signal. Verizon wireless land line (Home Phone Connect service) barely got a signal, but worked much better then cell phone service. Finally, I want to add that I came in as a "walk-in" (no reservations) on a Thursday and was told that I was very lucky as this park tends to fill by Wednesday. I'd love to give this park an 8 or 9, but the sharing water issue made me knock it down to 7. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet, out of the way, park. Be aware that there is a LOT of oilfield and big truck traffic in the whole Williston area! Paved roads have a lot of mud on them, and if it is raining you will get covered with mud. That said, the park management strives to keep out 'full-time' oilfield "campers", and keep slots available for travelers.They just installed some 50 amp service and the site we got was quite muddy and needed gravel and they are working on it. The local sheriff patrols and rangers roll by every so often. Staff is friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful park! The people that work there are wonderful! All the sites are level with plenty of room between neighbors. Great walking trails. Don't be alarmed if you drive in from the west. Williston isn't a very pretty town. You'll forget all about it when you get to the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Peaceful setting, great level, large, shaded sites. Grass hiking trails, walks along the beautiful Lake Sakakawea. Boating and fishing. Park workers helpful and friendly. Wood and Ice for sale. Free Wi-Fi, and no Verizon phone. Stayed 8 nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fast Wi-Fi available in the park: our children were really pleased with this. Great park, lots of shade, sites pretty open so not very private, although we stayed mid week with only a few sites taken. Water is very high, with trees underwater and swimming was unfortunately out of the question as the beaches are underwater. Clean rest rooms with lots of hot water, power and water at sites, although you may need to pack extra hoses and extension cables to reach on some sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice clean pretty park. Quiet. Small playground, huge lake, nice people. CG hosts were just super. We're headed West so just stayed one night. If not on a trip would have liked a week. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Water has receded so don't expect to go boating. It was marvelously quiet and staff were very helpful. Self registration is in effect--but there is a campground host. I'd come and stay for several days and wander around the hills. A lovely place to take a break from it all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located 28 miles east of Williston off Rt. 1804. Third ranked golf course in the state of ND. If you're not an avid golfer, don't go here. No convenience store or gas station within 28 miles. Great people, big sites right next to pro shop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Ditto everything above. For an overnight stop it is near perfect, big long pull throughs, no trees. There are NO amenities here. We parked with our bedroom away from the highway, and heard no road noise. They are limiting the number of long term people. Wi-Fi was great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Utilities, including Wi-Fi, were very good. Sites were gravel, easy to access, level and generously spaced with wide grassy areas but few trees to provide screening. The park is situated next to a very busy highway so noise is constant and entry/exit is directly into heavy traffic. It seemed as though the office staff (owners?) were very unhappy to be there themselves and to see business coming in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park has large grass sites that are fairly level. The road through the park is blacktop. Easy in and out. No restroom or showers, no picnic table, very little shade, right next to a busy hwy. For an overnight stay, this would be ok. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Prairie Acres RV park is located 1 mile west of downtown Williston just past mile marker 17 on Hwy 2 and just before it junctions with Hwy 85. It is only about 100 yards from a very busy/ all night long noisy highway and does not offer showers/restrooms or laundry facilities. It does offer grassy, level full hook up pull through sites and a fair, free Wi-Fi connection. We used it as a base to visit the Northern Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (60 miles away) and Fort Union (24 miles away). We also used it as a stop over prior to pushing on into Montana. The owners are accommodating and they are willing to rent to travelers but not to those travelers/workers looking to homestead in the park. The boom town atmosphere seems to have artificially inflated prices: especially gas and diesel. We would stop here for a one night stay as their park and sites are easy in and out but with immediate access to Hwy 2 and plenty of travelers looking for nightly reservations calling ahead for a reservation is a MUST if you don’t want to be turned away. It is a family friendly park but there are NO playground or activities other than just camping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is one we have stayed at before when traveling through this area. Owners have gotten much more lax on both upkeep and enforcing any pet or speeding rules. They still keep some wide long 50 amp pull through sites open for travelers going through the area but minimal maintenance is evident in the the appearance of the park. Also dogs with no leashes and pet owners not cleaning up after their pets now seems to be ignored. The only plus is, this still remains the best park in this part of the state because of the influx of oilfield workers. The other parks are in this area are much worse. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park only accommodates self-contained units, thus the "No" rating on bathrooms and laundry. We agree with the previous 2 posts. The oil industry in the area continues to take off, so many RVs are workers. However, they have put a cap on the number they will accommodate. The park frequently fills every night so reservations are important. We saw many who thought they would be lucky and drive in, only to pull out moments later. It appears this park was a mobile home park at one time so the sites are wide and long to accommodate doublewide units. Power and water are strong at your site. Verizon and broadband worked well and no issues on satellite reception. If you are coming from the west it is easy to see the office, but take the second driveway by the office. Coming from the east, the park entrance is just beyond a little go-cart track but you don’t see the park until you are here. There is a state camping sign posted on the highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very good roadside RV Park, adjacent to open prairie, on the western edge of Williston. In comparison to other RV Parks within 50 miles this was the best for us. It is well maintained, neat and clean. It offers safety and security along with spacious full hook-up sites. The grassy sites are long enough for any size rig and at least 40-foot wide. There are good panoramic views of the area including the Missouri River Valley. The Wi-Fi worked fast and without problems. Many of the sites are occupied by people working in the area. They are friendly, neat, and quiet. We extended our stay to 3-nights in order to visit nearby sites and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is nothing hidden in the name of this campground. It is several acres and on a prairie. There is NO shade. Sites have plenty of room but no "privacy" foliage. The sites are in a depression (bowl) between the access roads. When the afternoon thunder storms roll in, the bowl fills up. We found ourselves surrounded by about 2 inches of water. It had pretty much soaked in by the next morning, but not completely. There are no facilities; no showers, no restrooms, so a self contained camper is a must. Kids entertainment is sliding in the puddles after a thunder storm. We will look for some shade the next time we're in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another park that could be so much better with just a little work by the owners. Road noise, but that is to be expected. Getting into the sites can be a problem with having to swing way back through grass. Utilities are all the way at the back of long sites, so you end up way back in the site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Positives-Large lots, good utilities, good water, easy access from highway, and a good experience with the office staff. Other issues-road noise from many trucks, no bathrooms, no tables, and limited playground equipment. Like other reviews, good overnight stop, we would stay again if in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For a self-contained RV, this is a very good value for the money. The only downsides for us were the road noise and lots of mosquitoes. A big positive for us - with permission, we were allowed to wash our RV for no extra charge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy in and out park, great for an overnight. Has grass sites, paved roads and good full hookups. Some permanents are here. The owner seems to monitor pet owners so they clean up after their animals, use leashes, and keep them from uncontrolled barking. We use it when traveling through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is just fine for self-contained rigs passing through. Yes it is a field, but a field with full 50 amp, water and sewer hookups and with very wide and long spaces that will easily accommodate the largest of the big-rigs and their towed vehicles for only $25. We were happy enough there to unhook our jeep, sign up for an unplanned extra night and visit some of the local historical attractions. We would stop here again without question. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with comments of other posters on this park. It is in an open treeless field of grass, & it's a little bumpy getting to the site, but they are all pull throughs. Main roads in campground are mixed paved & gravel. Easy to hook up, & we thought it was a great deal considering that it was full hookups & wi-fi. Can't comment on the wi-fi since we didn't have a chance to use it. Office doesn't open until 1pm central time, but we left a message on their answering machine that we were coming there, & they got it; all we left were our first names. Management was friendly. Mosquitoes are deadly, so bring your "Off"! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very basic campground. Unpaved roads and grass sites. Very hard ground so no problems getting in even in rain. Saw several big rigs so heavy rigs OK. Wi-Fi worked well. Close to town. Do have some road noise. Priced accordingly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is just slightly better than the local Walmart parking lot. The only reason it is better, is because it does have full hookups. WiFi did not work, and we were 50 feet from the office. Keep driving if in the area, or stop short of Williston. No showers or rest rooms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access from freeway. Traffic noise not bad, minimal at night although park is adjacent to interstate. Former mobile home park so the sites are wide and long. Level sites, no trees. Big oil boom in the area but owners make sure some 50 amp, full hookup, pull through sites are available for travelers. Very good wi-fi ,water pressure and elec. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is a no-frills field with full hook-ups. I don't think they had restroom facilities, but I'm uncertain. There was little to no shade, and the mosquitoes were frightening even to former Minnesotans. They attacked in broad daylight in the heat, and we literally had to plan our escape between the motor home and car at dusk or daylight. They attacked our car if we slowed to a stop in town. This city really needs to take some action. The sites are level and spacious. We would stay here again with lots of repellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park with wide open spaces and lots of room between sites. The water and electricity are good and the addition of Wi-Fi is great. We stop here every time we are in the area. It is not fancy, has no restrooms or showers, but has all of the basics. It can't be beat for the price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Huge open, grassy pull-through sites with a paved access road. It is right on Highway 2. There is an Albertson's 3-4 miles up the road in town and a couple places to buy diesel even closer. Excellent 50 amp power and good WiFi. We didn't have any mosquito problem but it was a dry 104 degrees during our stay, so they probably all died from the heat. No bathrooms or showers. At $20 for 50 amp full hookup sites, it is a great overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a no frills park and good for an over night. There are no amenities. The only thing they have are mosquitos and they will carry you away. We'd stay here again if we were to pass through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good overnight campground with wide open spaces on grass. Easy in and easy out for a big rig that is towing. Near highway with some highway noise but not a real distracting noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If not for the mosquitoes this would be a perfect park. We cannot go outside in the evening (or most of the day) and cannot open any windows wih out literally being swarmed. Don't know what if anything can be done about it, but don't see any effort at all. It's a nice, quiet park. Large pull through sites are perfect if you don't want to un-hitch. Owner/operator is very friendly. It's close to town, yet far enough away to not be noisy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good overnighting spot, especially for big rigs. Huge full hookup sites on an open grassy field adjacent to the freeway. Free WiFi worked very well. No restrooms or showers. Next to a big field where we could let our dog run. We camped here in a Motorhome.