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Medora, North Dakota

Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground

Medora, North Dakota


3100 Buffalo Gap Rd
Medora, North Dakota 58645
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 20
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.9139028
Longitude: -103.5243536

Elevation: 2270' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,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 yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • 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) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • 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

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9 Reviews

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We wanted to stay near Theodore Roosevelt National Park and had friends who were staying at this campground. We checked and they had availability for our rig during the week - they were sold out for a motorcycle rally on the weekend. We elected to get 30A service at $25/night rather than 50A at $30/night (plus tax) as it was cool enough that we would not need multiple air conditioners. The sites are a little odd in that there are pretty long sites that you could pull through as long as no one was assigned to and occupying the site behind. While the water and sewer was in the appropriate place for our utility hookup, the electric was on the opposite side so we had to run the power cord underneath our rig. We camped at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Take the ranger-guided tour of the Maltese Cross Cabin. It would be wise to get groceries before coming to Medora as there aren't many options in this area.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

When it's the weekend and everything is booked in Medora, and you want full hookup because temps are in the high 80's, this is where you end up. Mediocre campground. Site was just long enough for my 31' Coach and small tow car. Located 1 1/2 miles down a washboard gravel road. Tow car was unrecognizable from dirt and dust when we arrived. Had quite a time locating our site. We were shown a map in the bar/office. Finally figured out their numbering system. We were set up for an hour when there was a knock on the door, owner stating we needed to move over 6' to the gravel from the dirt (hard to tell the difference). An escort to your site would go a long way here. There are no showers. There was a laundry--two washers (one broken) and 2 dryers. I guess the bathroom is in the bar. Hookups did work well, however, no wifi at sites. Verizon coverage was fine, and nothing to block the satellite dish reception (like a tree for shade). It rained the last night we stayed and there was mud and wet everywhere in the morning when packing up. Hose and electric cord covered in mud. Should have stayed down the road with shade even if no hookups--at least the road is paved! We camped at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed a few nights while exploring Medora and the Theodore Roosevelt NP 10 miles to the east. This is a great value overall. Just 1.5 miles off the interstate on a gravel road. The sites are laid out as long pull thrus and the hookups are in odd spots but it works depending on where your connections are. A good base of operations for the area and only a few other rvs there when we visited. We camped at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here two nights, Apr 30 - May 2, 2017. I was the only RV here. The RV park is on a broad open space and the winds were challenging (but this is North Dakota after all, wind goes with the territory). This place is isolated, about 2 miles off I-94 at exit 18 on a gravel road. The nearest town is Medora, 10 miles further east. It has a very nice restaurant and bar which I walked through but did not use. I enjoyed my stay here and would stay here again. It has internet, but the signal was weak. We camped at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is accessed from the town of Medora, 10 miles distant on I-94. Medora itself is a very nice, touristy town, but it does not come to life till mid-May and I was here earlier. It was essentially empty on May 1.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Theodore Roosevelt Nation Park South and North units. Historic Medora ,ND with all the attractions. Nearest larger town would be Dickinson with several restaurants and Walmart. Even had a Family Dollar. No fuel in Medora so fuel up in Dickinson. $2.34 7/3/16. Was told that Glenview, MT had a wonderful state park with breathtaking views.

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Medora is a cute western motif type of town catering to the tourist dollar. It is also the southern entrance for the Theodore Roosevelt National Park the only reason we stayed at this RV park in the first place.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived on a Sunday (late afternoon). When we turned off the highway and started heading towards the camp, there was a campground sign pointing to the left so I called to ask if that is where we should turn but the lady on the phone said to keep going straight. When we got there we didn't see an office but thanks to another review, we knew the bar was the correct place to go to register. When we got there, the bartender seemed to be ignoring us and was tending to the only guy at the bar. She finally asked another girl to help us, but apparently they were hosting some exchange students or something and this girl had a hard accent to understand and didn't seem to understand us either. Finally the bartender came over and basically told us we should go find a campsite since they were pretty much empty and then come back and register. I added this as a tip below that she should just tell people that if they call on the phone so we didn't have to block their entrance as much as we were. We drove thru their main road between the lodging and up to the campground. The sites all looked fairly new and were really long. This is mostly a horse resort but we thought it would be a different change of pace from the typical campgrounds. Unfortunately there was nothing going on. Plus, the resort had just had a 400 person wedding the night before which could explain why none of the staff were overly friendly (they were just tired :-). But we did get to pet a couple of horses and found out that the following weekend the ranch would be hosting a pretty big concert as well as camping. So we thought we lucked out since it was so quiet while we were there. The place is really nice despite the lack of trees. The cabins/rooms were nice too AND for those who don't necessarily like to cook, they have a restaurant along with the bar and a really nice patio overlooking the "not so Badlands!" If we ever have the chance to be driving past Medora, we would definitely stay here again. We camped at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

To the Buffalo Gap guest ranch...you might want to have better signage that you are not affiliated with the first campground to the left so people (especially in big rigs) don't turn at the wrong place. Also, the entrance isn't that large so in order to keep RV's from blocking other guests, you might want to assign spots over the phone or let people know they should just drive to the campground, pick a site and then come back and register.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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