4 Parks near Medora, North Dakota
Oct 2014 - $20.00
We stayed here because it was the only campground in Medora that was still open. We had water and 30 amp elec-- no sewer but they have a dump station. Our site was small, sort of level and had some gravel but was a little muddy. Not a great place for non-horse owner/rider camping but OK for the price. The personnel nice and friendly. If we're ever in Medora again we'll stay here... unless another campground is open. - tajmahaulers
Jul 2013 - $25.00
Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Park, only 6 miles outside of Medora. Medora is I-94 Exits 27 and 24. Exit 18 is the Buffalo Gap Exit. After the exit, the last 1.5 miles is over a dirt road, wide but with several spots where it is like driving over a washboard. Do not be discouraged. Just GO SLOW and you'll be fine. We are a 36' MH with a tow car. What a different and interesting place to stay. They have 10 sites with full hookups (only 3 sites have 50A service). These sites weren't really laid out for RVs. They were laid out so that their customers can have a place to park their horse trailers. You see, about 30 yards in front of where we were parked, there is a rodeo arena corral. People come to this ranch to train their horses, to learn horsemanship, and to learn, with their horses, to work with cattle. We spent 3 nights here, and they were working their horses from about 7AM until close to dark. But, they weren't at all noisy. It certainly was interesting to, at night, hear horses neighing and nickering instead of trains or airplanes. The Ranch has full restaurant services serving 3 meals a day. The food wasn't great. They have rooms for people to stay in. They don't offer "guest ranch" type activities like trail rides, etc. If you want to go on a trail ride, you have to bring your own horse. There is no swimming pool or playground. The facilities were fine except the spaces were a little close to each other. It was certainly an experience watching people hone their riding skills, breaking and taming young horses, and then watching them learn how to cut cattle out of a herd. Our stay here certainly qualifies as one of our "mini" adventures! The owner told me that he has plans to add 30 more sites with pull-throughs. - jayww
May 2015 - $40.00
We were interested in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Badlands. This park was almost at the entrance! It's owned by the local foundation. There are a few typical tourist sites, like a couple of small museums, horseback riding, entertainment venues, but the park is the main attraction...and WHAT an attraction.
This RV park provides what you need to enjoy the area.
It wasn't packed at this time of year. Things were just opening up.
We have a 42' Winnebago Tour and we've been in tighter spots. It was dry so only a little dust...but this is the Badlands after all! - DJanis
Aug 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here four nights over the Labor Day weekend. The campground was jam-packed and the sites were extremely close. Out pull-through site, and many others, was quite short, with barely room to park the truck across the front of our rig. We were fortunate, however, to have a scenic view of the badlands, as the campground is in a picturesque setting. The campground hostess could not have been friendlier or more helpful. This campground is only a block from the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and within walking distance of the little town of Medora. There is a small convenience store in town that has only basic essentials (not a real food store) with gas pumps attached for fuel. We suggest making sure to bring the food you will need and fuel-up on your way to or from Medora at Exit 42 on I-94, 15 miles East of Medora. The campground has red clay sites which we understand are normally quite dusty but, apparently, unusual rains created oozy red mud that was difficult not to track into our camper during our stay. Although it is a basic no-frills campground with some deficits, of the two in Medora this is the better choice and if you want to see the North Dakota Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park(which are well worth the visit) it is a convenient place to stay while doing so. - Second Timers
Jun 2014 - $30.00
The campground was a good place to stay for a visit to the National Park. Check-in was a little slow. We had reserved a 30 amp long site but were assigned a short site. After we checked the site we asked to be moved and they were very nice about moving us to a longer site. Wi-Fi worked, not super fast but good. I changed the listing to 'no pool'. The pool is part of the city park next door and was an extra fee but it was closed for long term structural repairs. - 5erFamily
Jul 2015 - $34.00
Older park with level gravel sites with grass between. Many are shaded by cottonwood trees. Sites are pretty close together. Well-equipped small store. Had a full hook-up site with cable ($2 extra). Everything worked well. Pleasant check-in, escort to site who also directed the back-in and puts you exactly in the site so the slides have room and utilities reach. Convenient location for Theodore Roosevelt NP and 15 minute walk to Medora town center. - Finally Time
Jul 2015 - $29.00
Staying here is like staying at a Badlands ranch, you are in the middle of them and campground is rustic. It is not a resort, but sites are good, level, and utilities are well placed. Sites are back in, so you do have to unhook your car to get into site. Owner/operators are accommodating. Owner escorts you to your site and directs you into site, do not think you can just back in using your mirrors, things are close and you cannot judge your distance. He is excellent at getting you into site perfectly. We were in site 47, along outer perimeter fence and had plenty of room, open for satellite, so did not pay extra for cable. Sites under trees were back to back and seemed tighter. Wi-fi was adequate, our Verizon was good. Campground is in pretty good shape considering harsh and long winters and numbers of campers in. Our rate of $29 is based on weekly rate of $195. Weekend was completely full, reservations are recommended. Be sure to specify what you need, ie 50 amps, FHUs, Big Rig, satellite, etc, to be properly accommodated. Located on edge of town, which is quaint with lots to see and do. Town ordnance against fires at campground, so no fire rings. - Too Tide
Jul 2015 - $32.00
Price includes a Good Sam discount and $2 for cable. This campground is close to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and we were here on a Friday night, so the campground was very busy. We saw several rigs come in and leave in about 5 minutes, as the park was full. We had made a reservation the day before, so if you are planning to stay on a weekend during the summer, you might call ahead for reservations. The staff was not rude, but were nowhere near friendly either. This could be because they were so busy. The park is not fancy by all means. The sites are grass and the roads are dirt. Our site was fairly level, but was very tight to get into. There was 50 amp service and water but no sewer. Also, there was very little shade on a 90 degree day. There is no real place to unhook your tow, the person who guided us to our site waited for me to unhook in the road by our site. There is cable and Wi-Fi . The cable works well with over 50 channels including HBO. The Wi-Fi is slow, just like every other park I have been in, so with a strong Verizon signal, I just used that. There is no real place to walk your dog, we just walked ours across the street. We overnighted here on our way east on I-94. We would overnight here again, but probably would go someplace else for an extended stay. - Dale07
Jun 2014 - $10.00
$10 per night was for a primitive site on level gravel with a fire ring and picnic table. Additionally, we purchased the annual park permit for $20 for our RV and $20 for our tow vehicle. There were water spigots throughout the park as well as at the dump station. There were very nice pay shower stalls within the campground. If you like walking/hiking/biking/horse riding there are trails and roadways inside and outside the park. The southern entrance to the 120-mile Mah Daah Hey trail begins in the campground. The main campground loop is out in the open and any size RV will fit on the sites. The Muddy Breaks loop, which includes corrals, is devoted to campers with horses. The Cedar loop of the park is set up for camping units that are no higher than 10’ or wider than 9’. The last half mile drive into the campground is on a red dirt road which is quite dusty when dry and muddy when wet. The night sky is gorgeous, as are the sunsets. The campground is out in the country but only three miles from the town of Medora and the southern unit of the Theodore Roosevelt NP. There is some shopping in Medora and several good restaurants but prices seem a bit high. Cell phone service on AT&T is two bars of 4G. Verizon data coverage is was 4G LTE so we used our Millenicom Jetpack for Internet access. There was no over-the-air TV. - DD Rolling Ranch