7 Parks near Mandan, North Dakota
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 2015 - $35.00
Very nice park. We were here in off season, mid-week so there were not a lot of campers. Each pull through is for two sites, so you would be close to one other when campground is full. There is a lot to see here and its pretty interesting. - PF Churchill
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Very clean, well kept park. Lots of activities in the park. Large sites, almost all pull-thru sites. Very shady. Along the Missouri River. - jacknpeg
Jul 2015 - $29.00
This was an overnight stop for us on a Saturday. The park was full but quiet, considering the number of campers. Park was cleaned up from a number of downed trees from a recent storm. Most sites looked level. Water connection was available, but quite a distance from the motorhome; 30 amp electric only. Good Verizon cell/MiFi reception; good satellite reception. Many of the sites are companion sites (two RVs on one pull-through site). There is a $5 per day entry fee in addition to the site fee and on-line registration fee. - Dave51
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
Jul 2015 - $22.00
Beautiful campground with lot of shade and acres of mowed grass. This is a wonderful place for self-contained RVs, and only about three miles from town. 50 and 30 amp hookups at 114 sites that will accommodate even the longest RVs. Most site pads are paved, some gravel. Negatives are too few restrooms, and water is available only at the two dump stations. But, really, this is a wonderful park for an overnight stay or a few days, right along the Missouri River. It fills up on summer weekends, but is quiet mid-week. There's a boat ramp and disc golf course. - Charles3
Aug 2016 - $39.00
The park was full so we were put in an overflow area with water & electric only. The man who escorted us to our site was very friendly. There was no cable in our area but Wifi worked well. They have a Kamp K9 area as well as a long pet walk. Easy access off I-94. - 69636
Aug 2016 - $43.00
$43 per night too high when there is no sewer connection. Good location. Neighbors stayed up past midnight talking/laughng/singing and we heard every syllable, the sites are so close. - bjcamper
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Typical of all KOA parks: the price is higher than most RV Parks. The interior roads are dirt, which can be very dusty when people drive above 5 miles per hour, which most seem to do. (Some people have no respect for other campers.) The front office does not try to control the speed problem except for one sign at the entrance. Try to get a camping location near the back of the park as there is less traffic. I would give 5 stares for cleanliness if not for the dusty dirt roads. - Roy Fleming
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
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 2016 - $30.00
Very clean, convenient off 94, friendly hosts. Quiet.
Stayed here 2 nights on our way to Roosevelt NP. Level sites, just drive in and check out/find a site, then put money in envelope at site entrance. Next to farm field and huge silos. Park has pine trees around it. - Geezer traveler
Aug 2015 - $20.00
Very poorly kept State Park. Very hard to get into the park. When we got to our campsite, evidently there had been a storm come through at some point and we had to get out and clear out all the fallen branches before we could even back in. Was very disappointed after staying at a really nice ND State Park the night before. It is really secluded and we did not feel safe at all. We stayed 2 nights only because we couldn't get reservations anywhere else. The main area of Cross Ranch was well kept, but this area is about 1 miles south and is like an abandoned lot. Very unlevel site. - jacknpeg
Jul 2012 - $15.00
This campground is part of Cross Ranch State Park and is located two miles from the main part of Cross Ranch. If you self-register, and don't go into the main part of Cross Ranch, you are not required to pay the $5 vehicle fee on top of the camping fee. (This was my understanding, but I strongly urge you to check with the park on this. ) The electric sites ($15) are on one side of the driving road. The non-electric sites ($12) are on the other side of the driving road and face the river. Again, those are the prices that were on the sign. The non-electric sites are intended for tents, RV's do not fit into them (except for site 16, I'll explain later in this review). If you are in a tent site, you park along the driving road, and there is a small path down to your camping site. The electric sites are back-in, and are easy to get into as long as you are camping mid-week when it's not busy. However, if you bring an RV in for a weekend when it's busy, you have to maneuver around all the cars parked in front of the tent sites. Dicey! The electric sites have only an electric pole, no water or sewer. There is a water faucet at the entrance to the campground where you can fill up. Although the water is potable, might want to run it through a couple of filters as it's "well" water. There is no sewer dump. The closest sewer dump is in the main part of Cross Ranch, but if you go into the main part of Cross Ranch, you will have to pay the $5 vehicle fee (unless you have the North Dakota annual pass). Easier just to say "no sewer dump at this campground." There is a boat launch near the campground, and a picnic area and hiking trail. If you like to fish and don't mind dry camping, try to get site 16. It's kind of "hidden" and you have to go to the boat ramp to access it. You can creatively get an RV down there. Site 16 gives you "front row fish out your window" opportunity. Good place to overnight if you are out in the middle of nowhere in North Dakota and just need a place to stop. One more thing: If your GPS routes you through Hensler, IGNORE. Instead, take Highway 83 to Alt 200 until you get to Washburn, and navigate from there. Follow the signs. Sanger will be 2 miles BEFORE the main entrance to Cross Ranch. - DXSMac