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Valley City, North Dakota

Mel Riemen Rec COE

Valley City, North Dakota



Valley City, North Dakota
Phone: (701) 845-2970

Sites: 20
Recent Rate: $16 9/2016

Latitude: 47.036923243967
Longitude: -98.0864016

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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 yes
  • 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 no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • 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
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • 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 yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

8 Reviews

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice small campground primarily aimed at fisherman as it is adjacent to the reservoir. All the roads are paved and the sites are gravel with grass, a picnic table and a fire ring. Some have electric. Lots of trees and shrubs but not between all the sites, so you can see your neighbors. Our site was pretty level, but some looked less than level. Site number 2 would have a great view of the lake and the sunset.

Two pit toilets and two flush toilets with shower stalls. All were extremely clean, as was the dump station. Be aware that there was no way to pay cash when we were here after Labor Day. There was a cell phone hotspot so campers can call or go online at recreation.gov, but the service was not that good even at the hotspot. It is an Army Corp of Engineers facility and they honor the 50 percent national parks pass discount. We camped at Mel Riemen Rec COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

I should have read the reviews first - I chose a 54 foot long site for my truck and trailer (which are 46 feet total). The site may have been 54 feet long, but the pad stopped halfway back, so leveling was an issue. Moreover, I barely was able to get into the site because it was off of a very tight curve. It took about half an hour, and I was close to just leaving. All of the sites are like this, and the pull through sites are a very tight curve. This camp really isn't appropriate for anything over about 35 feet. Also, the GPS coordinates, and the notation for Mel Rieman CG are wrong both on the Army Corp website and google. There is a small sign where you turn off, but it is confusing, because the road branches and it isn't clear which is the main road and which is the branch. The correct GPS coordinates are 47.032427, -98.071123, and on google maps, it is labelled as "Baldhill Park." I interacted with an Army Corps officer and two individuals working in the park itself. None of them displayed much professionalism. They weren't rude, just appeared not very interested in their jobs. The park itself is pretty and quiet. Verizon signal weak. We camped at Mel Riemen Rec COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is unsuitable for larger motorhomes. But you cannot tell that from the web site. We showed up with our motorhome, looked at the site, and left. There is no way we could have leveled our rig in the site. Plus getting our 42' motorhome into the site would have taken a shoe horn.

This would be fine for a 30' motorhome if you have lots of leveling blocks or you get one of the few level sites. We camped at Mel Riemen Rec COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

We used one of three pull through sites. One is in use by the campground host. The site was a very tight turn and we needed to use the grass to turn in our 35' rig and toad. The campground is 12 miles off of the interstate, however, it was peaceful and quiet. Cows and their calves greeted us in the morning from the pasture outside our windows. We will return here and investigate the rest of this campground. We camped at Mel Riemen Rec COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 161
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

We last reviewed this park two years ago, and it's improved since then. A proper dumping station is now available, along with a station with potable water for the rig. Our Tracfone did not work here, but the Verizon air card did. We raised six channels on the antenna. In two years, the price for 50% senior discount has risen to $11 from $8 for an electric-only site. We like this place and would stay again on our way through the area. We camped at Mel Riemen Rec COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Campsites are not especially long, and the main attraction here would be just a bit of hiking and fishing, and being alone. We camped at Mel Riemen Rec COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 161
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

The park has about 10 electric hookups, with at least one 50 amp site. No water or sewer hookups, clean vault privies, with showers available at visitor center in restrooms. There is an unmarked opening in top of the holding tank for the vault privies as a dump station; you have to know to drive on the grass to get to it; no flushing water available. Campground has a bizarre reservation/drive up system. Our site was "reserved out" from under us, even though we submitted payment in the self-pay box, and we had to move. Drive up folks, pay close attention to the directions. Sites were generally not level, but could be adjusted to level easily. Some sites were shallow; we saw two pull through sites. Price reflects a 50% discount for Senior Pass holders (age 62+), making this a very desirable place to stay in spite of the limitations. Also, the views are fantastic. We saw plenty of white pelicans just below the dam, and a huge 100 unit wind farm further up the lake. A lovely scenic byway starts at the dam and heads south for 62 miles. We'd stay here again, or at any of the other campgrounds run by the Corps of Engineers on the lake. We camped at Mel Riemen Rec COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

A North Dakota best kept secret: big rig pull-through sites, level, electricity, (about 10 sites) mostly sunny with view, large sites w/table and fire ring, near lake, COE (Corp of Engineers) site so Golden Age and (Am the Beautiful) pass is 1/2 price ($8). Restrooms-showers are immaculate as well as park grounds; boating, fishing, swim beach. No water or sewer at sites. Take I-94 Bus loop through Valley City, then about middle of town go north on 5th Ave NE, under the magnificent Hi-line RR Bridge (this is an all-round cool little town and area, with lots to see for a couple-three days), then fork to left on County Rd 19 (paved) for ~10 miles. Turn right into campground before Bald-hill dam. If Reimen is full, although its a gravel road, even a big rig could go through campground and East for ~3-4 miles and hit County Rd 21 to Eggerts Landing where there is about 40 camp sites. We camped at Mel Riemen Rec COE in a Motorhome.

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