7 Parks near Bismarck, North Dakota
Nov 2016 - $43.00
.Stayed for approximately 2 weeks. Most parks shut down in the area on Oct 31.This KOA is year round and they truck in city water when they shut off the normal city water supply around the 10th of November. At that time public showers and restrooms are closed as well, laundry remains open as does the office (shorter hours and Monday -Friday only) Good location, friendly staff, clean organized park. - witchey1
Oct 2016 - $37.00
Very clean place. Washrooms and laundry immaculate! Owner super nice and helpful. Sketchy wifi. Stayed one night. - Paige Taylor
Sep 2016 - $25.00
I stayed here long term (from May-end of Sept); rate was a monthly rate.
I can't say enough good things about this park, especially having been here through 3 seasons. This place has won the KOA President's award for many years and I can certainly see why.
First, the owners and all their staff are the most amazing folks I've met yet. No matter how busy they get (and during the summer it was crazy busy), they always make everyone feel like they're the only customers, with great care and attention. They take immaculate care of the grounds. We arrived in the spring, when all the lilac bushes which surround the perimeter (and some in between the sites) were in full bloom. Such lovely color and fragrance! There are many trees, and now, in the fall, they again surround us with lovely autumn colors.
Sites are gravel and level, and very spacious with bushes separating each site. Included is a picnic bench and you can rent a fire pit. There is also a general store which sells almost anything you need. Dan's supermarket and Gee Williquors are right up the road as well for the rest of your grocery and alcohol needs.
The length of our stay was due to traveling for work as a contractor. Although there isn't a whole lot to do in Bismarck for an extended period of time, this has been a wonderful place to call home for 6 months! If not for the brutal winters, I'd love to stay here longer! - cherylbrv
Jan 2017 - $20.00
The park is sprawling, shady lawns along the Missouri River. Single lane roads with trees and bushes were a bit tight in a few places for our motorhome, but we managed. Our pull-thru site was very large. Many sites are quite spread out from neighbors, so it's possible to have peace and quiet. Satellite can be a challenge with the large trees. We will definitely stay here again. Paved roads, gravel sites with grass, fire pits, picnic tables. There are paths to walk to the river. - 42lena
Jul 2016 - $22.00
A very large campground that is very spacious and clean. Our site was shady. Plenty of open space to walk our dogs. We arrived late and left early. - Hoovr108
Jul 2016 - $22.00
Very large city park. Stop and register at office when you enter. We were offered a choice of pull through or back-in sites. Some are paved, some gravel. All those I saw were reasonably level. Lots of trees for shade but also lots of open mowed grassy areas with good spacing between sites. We were offered a double pull through that was perfect for us and our traveling companions. It was easily 200' long. There are 2 dump stations near the entrance as well as locations for filling the FW tank. We were there mid week and while there were many others using the campground, the size of the place made it feel like you were the only ones there. - Trailbuddy
Aug 2016 - $33.00
The rate is for a 30 amp FHU pull-through site. I have to confess that my review may be influenced by the trailer about 8 feet away that had a yelping dog the whole time we were here, or by the dog waste that I stepped in just outside our RV.
This park, in an industrial area east of town, is primarily a long-term stay park with a very-few short-term sites. If you make reservations you will immediately be charged with one nights stay. If you decide not to stay, it will cost you.
Check in was quick and we were shown our site, very close to a long-term camper with a dog (see above). We thought that the site was very close, but at least one side was fairly open, until another short-term camper was parked on the other side, very close. We had a view of them cooking dinner about three feet away. We were next to the restroom which also had an outdoor dish washing area. So, we had folks walking past our rig all evening going to the bathroom. We could also watch them washing their dishes as we ate dinner.
On the plus side, we could listen to trains all night long. There was some traffic noise, but not bad.
We did not use the facilities but did use the laundry. It was $2 for wash and the same for dry. It works well and was fairly clean. The park WiFi was good when it worked. We were able to get satellite with our portable dish. We had good Verizon voice and data.
We certainly would not stay here again. - TheJim
Jul 2016 - $33.00
Excellent location for exploring Bismarck and the surrounding area. I have had Wi-Fi in several parks but this is the best I have ever had. The sites are close and most of the campers are working the area but would stay here again when in the area. - Jack&Wanda
Aug 2015 - $33.00
We stayed for a one night while passing through. All was pretty average, nothing special. Utilities were fine, Verizon signal strong. Very dusty interior roads. Road noise from highway. Would stay again for same quick night. - cwier
Apr 2016 - $25.00
With an excellent location along with helpful and friendly staff, you really can't go wrong with this inexpensive option. Located just across the Missouri River from Downtown Bismarck, North Dakota - this Mandan, ND facility doubles as both a hotel and RV Park. Sites and roads constructed of gravel, but even with several days of rain, the campground didn't get overly flooded. We stayed two weeks here, and never had a problem with the Wi-Fi. No cable, but plenty of OTA stations available. A family might instead prefer staying at one of the nearby State Park Campgrounds - as there would be more to do - but for us (or any transient workers) this spot works perfectly. A 'Neighborhood' Tavern is attached to the hotel with very reasonable drink prices. We'd stay here again if we returned to the area. - Todd and Heather
Jun 2013 - $25.00
Pros:Cheap, full hook-ups in oil boom area. Excellent location, convenient to Mandan and Bismarck. Cons: Getting in there was tricky in my 35' motorhome, but there were bigger rigs in there. You can do it, but I wouldn't say it was friendly. It's not paved. Part of a motel complex, the motel has a bar attached. They cater to mostly transient workers/oil boom folks. They are not anti-children, but there is nothing for kids to do on site. We stayed here about a week. Probably would not return unless we had to. - Joann26
Sep 2016 - $20.00
Great place to stay. Always clean bathrooms and showers. Some sites can be a little small for the giant rigs. If you know how to handle your rig, should not be a problem. The river is a very short walk from most sites. Great fishing area. - mngalinnd
Sep 2016 - $42.00
We spent three days here and loved it, plenty of things to see, check out the historic fort recreation and guard posts on the top of the hill. The location is scenic, right next to the confluence of two rivers. The sites are spacious and the facilities well tended and adequate for the volume of campers, at least in September. - Dondi-496
Sep 2016 - $30.00
This is a lovely, quiet park at the confluence of the Heart and Missouri rivers, a few miles out of Mandan and near Bismark. The sites along the river are long, covered with fresh gravel, with trees trimmed for large RVs. A variety of walkways and paths wind through the park, which also features historic buildings. Cyclers will enjoy the bike paths. Birders will see a variety of special birds. We stayed two nights and found a variety of activities to do in the area. - JBick
Sep 2016 - $17.00
Easy access off I-94, great pull thru lots, clean showers, would be nice to have a larger laundry area but the equipment works well and area is clean. A lot of park families are long timers. Park is clean and quiet especially at night. Occasionally you can hear a distant train-but not hourly. Self registration is a unique idea but the owner will assist as needed when called. We initially had to take a 30 amp site but where promised a 50 amp site upon availability which was followed thru. You do face your neighbor-one camper pulls in from one direction and the next from the opposite direction. - witchey1
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Easy stop off the interstate. Convenient to Bismarck. Utilities worked well although sewer connections are in odd places (had to back up RV and dump upon leaving). Showers and restrooms are recently constructed, but were not kept clean. (Mold, empty toilet paper, and urine on the floor.) I don't know who cleans them, but I never saw anyone. Your porch faces your neighbor's porch. Park is 90% local workers and their families. Quiet and respectful. Despite being a self-serve park, they do take reservations if you know you'll be stopping (recommended due to high occupancy). Otherwise, good for overnight or short stays in the area. - Phil Hyde
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Great location, just 12 miles East of Bismarck with wide open spaces. It's a self pay park with no onsite personnel. Good utilities, nice long sites and particularly suitable for longer stays. It's right off of I-94. - Dngreen51
Jul 2012 - $5.00
This is a beautiful little COE park in Emmons County, ND. I was surprised there were no previous reviews on this park. This park is strictly first come, first served. There is no camp host. It is self registration and a park ranger will come by and empty the lockbox and leave a receipt on your post. Cash or check only. There are 30 sites total with 12 having 50 amp electric hookups. The remaining 18 are primitive. There are picnic tables and fire rings at all sites. The electric sites are all wide and level with plenty of space for large rigs. There are trees between sites but they are young and did not interfere with the roof line. There is NO water, nor is there a dump station at this park. There are 2 vault toilets. Come prepared with a full tank of water and empty black and gray tanks, and supplies to last your stay. You will be several miles from shopping and restaurants. The park is adjacent to Lake Oahe and has a nice boat ramp with plenty of parking. You will be out in the middle of nowhere, which is something we like. Coming from either the north or south, take Hwy 1804 to avoid the many gravel roads prevalent in this area. We had good Verizon 4G signal and pulled in all the networks with our OTA antenna. We would definitely stay at this park if in this area again. The $5 rate was with the senior pass. - Gypsy Turtles