6.2 Average
     
Bismarck, North Dakota

Hillcrest Acres Campground

Bismarck, North Dakota



Bismarck, North Dakota
Phone: (701) 255-4334

Sites: 56
Recent Rate: $33 8/2016

Latitude: 46.809450950423
Longitude: -100.7015248611

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

26 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 292
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bismark has a number of interesting things to do. Check out The State Capital building tour, Heritage Center, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Lots of trees. They scraped the top and the spot was tight for our 44' RV with not much room left for parking the pick-up. Seemed like a lot of workers lived there. Quiet at night. There is an area that they store campers and this was a good area to run the dogs. Staff was helpful and friendly. We camped at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Pleasant efficient staff who led us to our site. Camp has mostly RV's housing local workers, which presented no problem. There are only a few spots for short term campers so we'd advise making a reservation. The gravel lot was large enough and level. Grounds were clean and well maintained. It was quiet at night. Reasonably priced. Would stay here again for an overnight stop. We camped at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Great office staff. Guided us to our space. Very level site. Park did have unpaved roads and with the rain it was very muddy. Sites are gravel and have grass at each site. Great park located close to downtown Bismarck. Lots of seasonal workers parked here so there was lots of traffic in and out of the park. We have stayed here several times and will always stay here when we come through Bismarck. We camped at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 161
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Hillcrest Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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