Medora, North Dakota

Red Trail Campground

Medora, North Dakota



Medora, North Dakota
Phone: (800) 621-4317

Sites: 113
Recent Rate: $35 9/2015

Latitude: 46.9087711677339
Longitude: -103.523762226105

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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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $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 no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $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, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone ?
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • 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) 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

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LabDad2

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $31.00
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Lady at check in wasn't overly friendly. She was yelling at her kid when we walked in and didn't provide WiFi password so we had no access to the Internet through the campground. The park was quite and relaxing but the roads in the park needed some maintenance and the buildings looked a bit rundown needed a good coat of paint and trees around the roads by check in needed to be trimmed back for larger rigs. I noticed at night a sewer gas smell in the park as I walked through with our dogs. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

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Jack B

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $29.00
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There probably isn't another park with more divergent views and scores.
This is a family owned park. The lady in the office is third generation; she was raised here at the park. Now she and her husband run it, though extended family are still about.
This is a big park, over 90 sites with overflow on adjacent property. It is in walking distance of the town of Medora with its shopping and activities.
This is the best park in Medora and is used all season long. We have stayed a week and even in September it is at least 50% full. This is part of the wear that is evident. The park is always in use.
RV sites are almost all back-in, gravel, and level. Sites are wide enough for awnings and/or slides and a picnic table. RV and tent sites have a choice of services: elect 30 or 50, sewer, water, whatever configuration there is cable at 2.00 for all. It is excellent cable, we put our Dish away; over 60 channels. Utilities were convenient and hook up easy.
Medora is cut out of the Badlands where scrub brush is the norm.
The grass around the sites and the lawns here at Red Trail is a struggle too. The grounds looks like a neighborhood ball field after a summer of play, a little thin, a little worn, particularly around RV sites, tent sites look better. The grounds are maintained as clean and orderly as traffic will allow.
The bathrooms are basically clean and tended to daily. They probably need some updating but are adequate and met our daily needs.
There are no groceries in Medora, the store here has a surprising variety of food and rv necessities. This is a good park, well run by a caring family that finds itself with the only game in town. There is a family tradition of good service, even the kids, and it shows. We enjoyed our stay. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

This park is not the destination, nor the attraction. See all the sights in Medora, the shopping, the Cowboy Museum, and the Medora Musical.
Then go looking for buffalo at Teddy Roosevelt National Park. We saw buffalo, wild horses, and big, big prairie dog towns.

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Roses

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $34.00
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This is the Worst park we have ever been too. Very dirty, run down, unfriendly and sewer gas smell. Really quite awful. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

ND National cowboy hall of fame was awesome

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winterpeg

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
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We stayed here two nights so we could tour Theodore Roosevelt park. Our site was level and clean. Wifi was very good. The campground is in town, so close to every. Nice town. Have stayed here before. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

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Lots of cute shops. The Medora musical is worth seeing, and the pitchfork barbecue is fun. Really enjoyed Theodore Roosevelt park. Beautiful scenery especially in the fall. Saw Bison, coyote, eagle, and wild horses.

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cwier

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
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Sites are really packed in tight. As others have said, the expert help by owner guiding into sites was needed to squeeze in. We had some tree branches hanging low and he promptly came and cut them. Very dusty interior road. Utilities worked well. WiFi was hit or miss. Verizon signal strong. Trees blocked our satellite access but would have been fine at other sites. The park was extremely busy so bathroom cleanliness varied. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Idahoan2012

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $33.00
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Friendly staff. Check-in was quick but somewhat redundant. We were escorted to our site and provided with expert back-in advice. Neighbors sewer drain was right at our front step. Luckily our neighbor was kind enough to stow his hose until he needed it. Very dusty throughout the facility. We were at the back of the park and the train was not bothersome. We did take advantage of the cable TV as I could not get the satellite to work due to the large cottonwoods. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Highly recommend doing the Medora Music Festival. Get your tickets early as the show sells out on most nights. Very professional and highly entertaining production. The "Pitchfork Fondue" added to the experience but will forego standing in that line next time. We also took in the TRNP and saw lots of Bison, wild horses, turkey, and deer.

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BandPS

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
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Our site was level dirt and out in the open with a cement pad for BBQ and picnic table surrounded by dried grass and weeds. It appeared to have slightly more room between us and next door than those under the trees did but no more room in the back. We were able to get Dish portable satellite even with the closeness of other RVs. We stayed for 4 nights and most nights the campground filled by evening. We did not have any trouble with dusty roads even the days it did not rain. One of the main paved roads has large holes in the surface. We had requested a 50 amp pull thru site when making the reservation and at that time we were told there were no pull thru available but not that we would be unable to get 50 amp. The RV tech charges $65/hour but it would be advisable to call ahead to see if he can do the work you require. He was unable to adjust our trailer brakes and was not familiar with our Pull Rite hitch. When checking in the reception was indifferent and we were not given information on the campground including rules or Wi-Fi usage. The owner was very friendly when he backed us into our site. There is little else in the area with hook ups so we would probably return but would make sure we were going to be assigned a 50 amp site. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

When turning off the main road to cross the railroad tracks you need to swing wide with a long trailer because there is a concrete divider in the middle of the road.

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rolling homeless

Review Count: 259
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $31.00
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Clean park with friendly office staff. They lead you to a spot and help you back in or pull through. We had 50 amp service with full hookups. Verizon and wifi worked well. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to go to Pitchfork Steak Fondue dinner and the Medora Musical. That is special. A drive through Theodore Roosevelt Park is a must. Stop at the visitor center there and then look for wild horses, bison, elk and more. We enjoyed the chateau visit but were disappointed in the stage coach ride as it did not keep to a schedule.

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signaloil

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $31.00
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This is a very tight park. We selected a site with elect only to save money plus we had more space out there. The cable T V is $2 a night but well worth it. A lot of digital stations. Close to national park and easy walk to Medora. The guide that brings you in does a great job as things are tight. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

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User2172

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
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Older campground, sites are very close, they have some pull-thru, some back to back sites, but most are back in. We pulled through the site behind us, into a 50 AMP electric/water. We are staying through the 4th of July. They have a fenced in play yard, and a fairly well stocked store. The roads are gravel as are the sites. Space between our site and the next is about 10 ft. We're toward the front of the park and close to the paved street, so have nice area to walk the dogs. A short distance from the park is a grassy area along the river. We are within an easy walk of downtown. Great WiFi-free, $2.00 a day for cable, we could not use Satallite due to trees around us. The owners are very friendly and helpful. It's 3 days until the 4th of July and a lot of empties. Will see what the weekend brings. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The town itself is an easy 10 minute walk. Cute shops, lots of restaurants, a museum, theater, and several other activities. The town is at the entrance to Roosevelt National Park, with lots of hiking, and a 36 miles circle drive.

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Dave51

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $32.00
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We enjoyed our visit to Medora, and Red Trail provided an adequate site for our 33' motorhome during our three night stay The site was a level, full hookup, 50 amp site. The sites are close to one another, but the park was quiet at night. We had good Verizon cell/MiFi reception and good satellite reception; the park Wi-Fi was adequate. Red Trail allows guests to wash their RV and car. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Boots Bar and Grill is a good place to escape the heat with a cold beer and an appetizer.

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Dale07

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $32.00
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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. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

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Too Tide

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $29.00
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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. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Be sure you visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and drive its 36 mile loop for a good feel of Badlands and sightings of wildlife. Don't miss the Pitchfork Fondue (it's an experience) and the Medora Musical. Another not-to-be-missed, is Theodore Roosevelt at the Town Hall. The fellow plays TR around the country and even at the White House.

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Finally Time

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $34.00
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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. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

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bobinidaho

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $33.00
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This park is really crammed! Most units were only a few feet apart back-to-back. We thought it is very noisy as the train passes only about 200 yds away. Even though they don't use their whistle the loud rumble still wakes you up. The rest rooms were not really dirty but were messy and heavily used as there were a lot of tenters. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

This is a small town with Theodore Roosevelt NP close. So, it is pretty much a tourist trap with high prices for meals at restaurants.

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