8 Parks near Medora, North Dakota
Jun 2016 - $6.00
A great no hookups park that has easy access to Interstate and big rig friendly. Paved roads and paved site driveways. Sites have table, firepit, grass and some shade. No water or dump available, but an excellent park for location and price! - RJourney
Sep 2015 - $6.00
This quiet little campground is located near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park about a mile north of I-94 in North Dakota. There are about 37 sites total, each with tightly packs gravel pads. Most sites are level, but there are a few that could be a challenge. Every site has a relatively large grassy lawn, picnic table, and fire ring.
This is completely dry campground. There are no hookups (electric, water, or sewer) at the individual sites. There are pit toilets, water spigots, and pay-per-use showers, but water was not available at the time this review was written. According to the camp host, lightning struck the water pump in 2011 and it has not been repaired since. There is no dump station either, so dump your tanks and fill up on fresh water before you arrive. If you are solar powered, you are in luck because at least half of the sites are sunny.
Internet was a bit of a challenge. We were able to get 4 bars of AT&T voice, but no data. On Verizon, our standard reception was ranging between 1 bar of 1x to 2 bars of 3G, also with no data. Once we hooked up our range extender though, we were able to get a solid 2 bars of Verizon LTE and data that was fast enough to stream movies with little to no lag.
This was a great place to stay and we will stay here again the next time we are passing through on I-94. - technogypsies
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is a very quite and rustic campground well off interstate where all you hear are the birds singing, horses whinnying and an occasional coyote. Full hookups and pull thru's abound. This campground is 2 miles west of Medora in Buffalo Gap, ND. Very friendly staff and great food. They specialize in rib-eye steaks, but warning, they have a secret sauce that they marinate the steaks in and if you are like me who thinks putting any kind of steak sauce on a great steak is sacrilegious then be sure to order your steak dry. However, if you like putting sauce on your meat then you will love the secret sauce the owner cooks it in. My ol' Pappy always said, son if you have to put sauce on something to eat it then it ain't fittin'.Lol
This is a working ranch and camp sites are gravel with sparse grass and ample room between sites. The down side is you have 1 ½ mile gravel road into campground that has a lot of wash-boarding. No big deal, you just have to go slow.
We stayed 9 night's in order to take in all the attraction's and will defiantly stay here again. - Deputydan
Jun 2016 - $30.00
How do you rate a farm yard? That's what your staying in. The RV sites are now 30 hastily built un-level narrow sites in the middle of a farm yard. The utilities are haphazard arranged requiring long hoses and cables. The sites drop over 12" front to back and have no amenities like table or fire pit. Only a few sites are full hookup most are electric and water. There is an expensive bar/restaurant on site and many shabby motel rooms. Yes it's a guest ranch, but a poor one. Did I mention you have to drive 1.5 miles over a rough gravel road to get there. Cross this one off your list. - lllkrob
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
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Great location close to Medora, the musical, and the national park. Otherwise it is a very average campground. Registration staff was very helpful and efficient. Roads and campsites are gravel and dirt. The back-in sites have some shade and space, the pull-through sites are in the open, short, and very close together. The bathrooms were fairly clean. Wifi worked slowly. There was enough space along the park to walk a dog. The park is adequate for an overnight to see the local sights. - JoyceM
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We loved this park! The location is excellent: just a few minutes from the entrance to Teddy Roosevelt NP and the town of Medora.
Mature cottonwood trees provide lots of shade. We were in the "30 amp long, full hookups" portion of the park and these sites had the most room. Some of the other sections were a bit close together, but not awful. The bathrooms and showers were reasonably clean, especially for a full campground. The Wi-Fi was okay. We had full LTE cell coverage (AT&T). The staff were all friendly.
We stayed one night in site 131. We wished we had booked longer because this campground and Teddy Roosevelt NP are worth more time. We would certainly stay here again. - texasAUtiger
Jul 2016 - $40.00
As others have said this park is very close to the National Park entrance, which we look for. The sites are very close together. Our table and lounge chairs were sitting right on top of our neighbor's sewer hookup and these are not well sealed. We had heavy rain our last night and the water pooled everywhere. No cable or over the air channels or radio stations. The WiFi was okay until the park filled up and then it went to a crawl. Bring a good book for the evenings.
To visit the park we would stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Aug 2016 - $30.00
The park is convenient to Teddy Roosevelt NP. It had good 50 amp, water pressure, no sewer, wifi was non existent. The lots were quite close. The interior roads became mud holes after the heavy rain. AT&T was good. The staff was friendly but wow, they need to clean out that office. The park itself could use some TLC with signage and mowing. The park is HEAVILY used because of the NP. We stayed her for 3 days and probably not return. - walt66
Aug 2016 - $33.00
We rated this campground with one star out of 10 and as "Terrible" in every category. We could go on and on about how we felt about Red Trail Campground but it will suffice to just say that we would not stay here again and we would not recommend it to others.
Our recommendation to other campers is, before handing over any money either cash or by credit card, ask to see the site where this campground plans to park you. You might just decide to move on to another campground. We wish that we had done this before paying. There are a number of options available in or near Medora and in our opinion, all are far superior to this park. - Hiker Hap
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Not your top of the world campground but it's close to Medora, walking distance to downtown, the outdoor Musical is only a few miles, and there is enough space for 39' fifth wheel. Folk are friendly and helpful. No full hookup at our site, electric and water only. We did see a few with full hook ups, don't know if they are full timers here or not. The only thing is the grassy area at campsites aren't mowed but they stay full all the time. Picnic tables are nice, aluminum. You are taken to your site which is a plus in my book. I would stay here again if in the area. - eagle on the move
Aug 2016 - $17.00
We stayed at Sully Creek State Park based on the "Excellent" reviews. We registered and paid for 2 nights, but only made it through one night before we relocated. The ambiance of the park is just okay. No real enduring factors.
Issue 1: There is a sign posted when entering the park about driving slow due to the dust. This was certainly not obeyed. Issue 2: The site across from us ran their generator all night (I know this isn't necessarily the park's fault, but the host should enforce the rules). Issue 3: its a fairly rough road to get down into the park. Issue 4: you're basically setup in an open field with no shade (there are some shaded sites, but bigger rigs don't fit). Just wasn't our cup of tea so we relocated to an RV park in town. - OpenRoadJedi
Sep 2015 - $15.00
This park is usually the first night and last night of a several week trip to Montana and Wyoming. It is just the right distance from home for one hard day of driving.
I am there in the fall and at times there have been few or no other campers, other times the horse portion of the campground a bit busy.
It is quiet and away from interstate noise, will at times hear trains but along way off. Have your choice of open or in tree cover depending on preference and rig size. Place was well kept and clean, the park ranger very nice.
This is the type of quiet off the beaten path places I always try and find, hate crowed and overly commercial campgrounds. - Twinpups
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
Jul 2016 - $35.00
There are 20 sites here. All sites have 20/30/50 amp, water and electric.
That's all there is. No restrooms or showers. No Wi-Fi. No manager/owner on site. Water pressure was so low we had to use our on board pump to take showers. You put your check in a drop box when you arrive. Sites are overgrown but the weeds were mowed. Trees need trimming so as not to run on your RV. All sites slope toward the North. I would not recommend this park unless maybe they start taking Passport America. At $35 a night ($200 a week) this place is way over priced. Oh yea, there is nothing in the town of Belfield to do. - jprisbe
Aug 2016 - $7.00
Rate reflects 50% Federal Senior Pass discount. This is dry camping at its best. There are no hookups; there is fresh water for filling a tank, which you will see as you enter the campground. There is no dump; dumping is available for $5 in Medora at the municipal campground. Half the sites are reservable, half (even numbered) are first-come. As you enter the campground, about five miles from the entrance of the Park over a rough paved road, you are faced with a choice of pull-through or back-in. Go for the pull-through, as the sites are bigger and nicer and offer more privacy. When we arrived mid-morning without reservations, there were about six sites that would have worked, to varying degrees, for us. By around noon everything was taken. Some sites have some shade. Like it or not, the generator policy is very liberal from 8 to 8. Fortunately, during our visit, campers did not abuse the policy by leaving generators running continuously. Many sites are very generous in size, pleasant, and most are very level. We were able to get satellite using our portable dish. We had weak, but usable, Verizon voice and data. This is a great base for visiting the Park and surrounding area. We would certainly stay here again. - TheJim
Aug 2016 - $7.00
This is a better than average national park without hookups. It was very hot when I arrived, which worried me because I hate to bother people with my noisy generator, and I do not do well in hot weather. Luckily, generator hours were from 8-8 pm, which is very generous, so I was able to stay cool the first night. In addition, sites are fairly spread out and the side of my rig where the generator was located was facing away from other campers, so I felt comfortable that I was not bothering anyone. My site was a very long pull-through with room for another RV or even two! There were a few trees for shade, but I was still able to get satellite by moving back and forth to find the right spot. Very quiet area. - judy_online
Jun 2016 - $14.00
Park was nice with several sites available early in the morning. It is tight with a big rig--some branches need to be trimmed. Several sites could hold a 40' motorhome. However, with the tree branches it really negates a lot of options. Trimming branches is an easy fix that would allow more people to enjoy a National Park. I really could love this park with just a little more care given to tree trimming. - illini777
Jul 2010 - $24.00
This place needs work. The the pull through sites are unlevel grass, ours had deep depressions where we need to park. The access roads through the restaurant parking lot are very rough. Most of the full hookup sites are taken by long term residents, looking quite trashy. Not really worth the $24 paid, but it's the only place in town. The other "campground" here, is now filled with permanent FEMA surplus trailers being used possibly as rentals. Upside, the sites are larger than those found at the two private campgrounds in Medora and not as dusty. - Teacher's Pet
Sep 2007 - $24.00
Upside: good restaurant, Dairy Queen next door, friendly staff Downside: 18-wheelers rolling around, freeway and highway noise, train nearby, laundry is at motel not at campground and not an easy walk with a full basket of laundry, dusty - Oldtymrs