Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $41.00
Staff was nice. The sites shared hookups super close to each other which means you share your front yard with the next person no more than 15 ft away. It was nice out but we turned on the air so we could close our doors. The guy next to us sat at the picnic table and stared in at us. No privacy at all! WiFi was terrible and we couldn't get satellite. Couldn't wait to leave. Depressing. Clean bathrooms and showers were nice. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Travel Trailer.
As others have noted, RV parks along US Route 2 are dicey. Some are just big parking lots recently scraped out of the earth, crowded and shadeless, and cater just to oilfield workers, not the kind of place for a family to stop.
This park is suitable for recreational RVers, it is clean, well set up, plenty of mature trees, even some walking trails. We only stayed one night and didn't explore the park at all.
That said, the Wifi was clearly overloaded and the site spacing was tight. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
We saw two major RV stores on the way in. Lots of support for your rig at least in this area, we suspect due to the oil field workers also using a lot of RVs.
We called the day before the annual state fair to get a spot we were told they had one spot left on the river, but after we arrived and paid for our spot we found that someone was already parked in it. We were told to move down 2 spots which was still on the river. As we were unhooking the owners told us we had to move again and they didn't realize that spot was also reserved. They then moved us to an end spot in the back of the resort next to a garbage dumpster. The site is open to your neighbours but there is room for slides and awnings. We did not use the showers or restrooms so can't comment on them. For what we got the price was a little high. When we're back in this area we will look for somewhere else. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Travel Trailer.
This campground has a lot of full-time residents--presumably oil workers. Sites were somewhat cramped, but were pretty level and well shaded. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The laundry room was clean but pricy. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Travel Trailer.
This park is just a bit over 1/2 mile off I-90 - exit 309. Easy access to the park entrance, sites, and exit. Presentation of the park and entrance is clean and pleasing. The folks who checked us in were very friendly and guided us to our site to ensure we were able to negotiate our way to our site. This park contains long term, seasonal, and overnight RV sites which are close together but roomy enough for awnings and slide-outs. Privacy is lacking, as there are no fences or shrubbery between sites. Grass and a mixture of dirt or crushed rock in between sites. A number of the long term RVs appeared to be construction of oil field workers but we did not identify any concerns or issues with that fact. There are large cottonwood trees throughout the park which provide shade and may hamper satellite TV during summer months. Pull-through pads are crushed rock and long enough to accommodate our 43' motor home with the towed vehicle attached. All the hookups were excellent. There is cable TV and Wi-Fi included and we found that both worked fine. Our stay was overnight and we did not utilize laundry, showers, or washrooms. We found park provided good value if one was visiting the city of Minot but the overnight rate is a bit pricey. We would stay again if passing through. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Ensure you know which exit route you are taking on leaving the park as some rigs have gotten in trouble using the entrance which is curved and sloped into the ditch.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $41.00
This park has a few long sites, which we needed, but spacing is very close, off of a shared electric pedestal and water spigot. I actually had to crawl under my adjacent neighbors slide out to in insert my sewer hose into the shared outlet. Only a few sites could get rooftop satellite because of trees and managers had no idea of how that worked. Many long term trailers because this area is on the edge of the oil field so lots of workers. Wi-Fi was OK and it the park was fairly quiet. Check-in lady was very pleasant, her husband not so much. It was OK for an overnight, but we would only stay again if there was no other choice. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Motorhome.
Staff is friendly and accommodating. We have stayed here before with previous managers. These managers have made a wonderful improvement in the park. The price is high because of the Bakken workers and construction workers, but this is the only RV park in the area that you would want to stay in. There are a lot of contractors and construction workers in the park, but the park is kept clean and pretty neat. Our spot was level and enough space for our 5th wheel and pickup. In spite of the permanent residents there was room for the ones that pulled in for a night or two, etc. Our Internet was good. No cable, but we received the main TV channels fine. The laundry is clean. There is a charge of .25 a minute to use the showers, which we didn't use. The restrooms and showers are clean. The new managers are continually working to improve the park. A few years ago it was flooded and a great improvement has been made, especially by the current managers. I would definitely stay here again. We stayed for one week this time. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is with Good Sam discount. Very easy to access, big rigs no problem. Very friendly staff who were also quite helpful with a technical issue (connections). Transient sites are fairly close to each other but reasonable (awnings are no problem) and level. Roads and sites are dirt. Lots of oil-patch and highway workers with nice rigs; we didn't see any unkempt sites as is sometimes the case with long-termers. Certainly OK for an overnight stay. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Limited options for campgrounds in this part of North Dakota. Our pull-through site had a lovely view of the storage area approximately 40 feet in front of us. Manager friendly and helpful. Many oil industry workers living here full-time. WIFI worked fine. We had to have the manager move a utility trailer from the road in front of us in order for us to actually use the pull-through feature of our site since the owner just parked it right in the road. Price reflects Good Sam discount. If we had a choice we would probably go elsewhere in the future. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $45.00
We checked in for a week. The web site said the weekly rate was $210. When I checked in I was told it was $280. I questioned it because of the web site and showed them the web site. There was a problem with a previous web site not being connected to the current one since when these managers took over and raised the price. It took about 1/2 hr. to get my $70. refund. We were given a site, but it was occupied. We called the office and said it was occupied. We were told, "It shouldn't be". Then they came to the site to take us to another site. We started setting up at the second site and were told, "Whoops, you have to move. We are saving that one for long term occupants." We disconnected, and were moved to another site where they told us to "pull in here". We pulled in and the connections were on the opposite site . They then told us to move again. Four moves before they gave us a site that worked. The staff was friendly when we checked in until we got our refund of $70. Then they had nothing to say and we didn't see them again. They have been managers or owners for about 10 months, so should have been more efficient than they were. The laundry is clean but a bit higher than other parks we have been to. They charge 25 cents a minute for a shower. The park is messy. Our site had a broken pen, broken sun glasses, and lots of cigarette butts, so apparently wasn't cleaned up after previous tenants. Most of the sites are occupied by oil workers. Some are junky, but most don't have much stuff sitting around. Most vehicles don't follow the speed limit in the park. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Our family rented a motorhome for the first time and selected Roughrider Campground due to reasonable reviews posted previously. However, we learned that the park has changed ownership and wanted to provide a recent review of the services at this property. We traveled to Minot to enjoy a family reunion and were looking for a convenient and accommodating place to stay. We did not find the campground to be very accommodating. The sites at Roughrider are very narrow, and while they are pull-throughs, you will find yourself right on top of your neighbors. The restrooms and showers were clean, but we were disappointed to discover that showers were not free: it cost $1 for 5 minutes of hot water. The laundry room was clean as well, with comparable prices to the laundromats in town. Our biggest disappointment was our interactions with staff. We did not find them to be very courteous on the phone. Most notably, they gave our camping site away--without confirming with us that we were indeed checking out of the campground--when we drove our motorhome (our only vehicle) to town to spend time with our family. We found this to be very unprofessional. We did not find this campground worth the money. It has newer facilities and is kept clean, but the management did not seem to be as interested in the interests of their customers as they were in making money. It is not a quiet park; rather, there is a lot of traffic coming and going all day--both vacationers and long-term residents. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Motorhome.
I fully agree with the last review. This park was full of long term construction workers. The sites were small. The children of these workers were plentiful and screamed until well past 11pm. To make matters worse a backhoe was digging up water lines directly behind our motorhome at 6am. We were not warned about this ahead of time nor about having the water turned off the next morning. Mud was plentiful too due to repairs. It was expensive and a poor value. The office staff was not nice nor helpful. I would have given them a 2 rating but they were easy to find, seemed safe, and the Wi-Fi did work for a little while during the evening. You can forget about a satellite signal in this park due to the tree canopies. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Motorhome.
There are not many choices in this area. This RV park is more like a housing area for the locals. Loaded with RV's that are trying to be long-term housing. Sites are narrow and very soft. Was not worth the money at all. Could not wait to leave. Would NEVER return. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $33.00
Neat and clean. Some shade. Sites very close together. Laundry and everything new due to flood last year. Lots of permanent residents. Staff very nice - we had to stay extra days because of the wind and our dog getting sick and they were very helpful. We camped at Roughrider Campground in a Fifth Wheel.