Due to the newly discovered resources, North Dakota is becoming one of the fastest growing states in the union but the beauty of it still remains in its small towns, undeveloped lands and old time charm. I’ve compiled of a list of top five RV parks grounds and sites so you know where to go when exploring the Peace Garden State.
Roughrider Campground: Minot
The name suggests roughing it but you’ll actually be at ease in this RV park. Roughrider Campground offers grassy grounds flanked with dust free roads. 115 sites range from primitive to full electric, water and sewer hookups. You can also take care of getting cleaned up using the site’s shower and laundry facilities. Dump stations, playgrounds, nature trails, and water access round out some of the park’s features.
The area of Minot offers some great places to explore for RVers. There’s the Railroad Museum of Minot, the Dakota Territory Air Museum, Scandinavian Heritage Park, the Roosevelt Park Zoo and more. The local area contains many parks and trails where you and the family can enjoy the views and Minot is excellent for lovers of the theater, art and opera.
Graham’s Island State Park: Devils Lake
Camp on the largest natural lake in North Dakota at Graham’s Island State Park. The RV campgrounds at Graham’s Island are new and provide full electric, water and sewer hookups as well as modern restroom and shower facilities. You can use the boat ramp to put your craft into Devils Lake. Other facilities include dump stations, playgrounds, activity center, bait shop and picnic shelters.
Graham’s Island State Park is located on the banks of gorgeous Devils Lake. You can splash around in the water, take a boat out for cruising or fishing or just watch the sunset on the lake’s shore. In the nearby area there is Fort Totten State Historic Site, for nature buffs there are the hiking and biking trails around the lake as well as Sully’s Hill National Game Preserve. The local area also offers a casino, shopping, fine dining and several golf courses.
Bismarck KOA: Bismarck
This KOA is a location for exploring all that the capitol of North Dakota has to offer. We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again, KOAs have some great amenities and the Bismarck KOA is no different. All sites come with full utility hookups, free Wi-Fi access and some sites can accommodate rigs up to 90’ in length. The showers, restrooms and laundry facilities received high marks from the Good Sam RV Club. You can expect other great facilties such as picnic shelters, propane refills, bike rentals, swimming pool and more.
There is plenty to see and do in the local area, Bismarck is open to you. Popular attractions include The Dakota Zoo, the North Dakota Heritage Center, Garrison Dam and Lake Sakakawea, Racing Rivers Waterpark and more. You can relax on the shores, rent a boat or try your hand fishing out on the Missouri River. Try getting there in mid-July for the North Dakota State Fair.
Lake Sakakawea State Park: Pick City
This great State Park offers not only a lot of fun but great amenities as well. Lake Sakakawea State Park has RV sites outfitted with electric and water hookups with dump stations located throughout the park and restrooms and showers clean you up. You can grab supplies at the camp store to enjoy at one of the many picnic shelters. If you have a boat in tow this State Park provides a marina to put in to zoom around Lake Sakakawea.
Of course the main draw of Lake Sakakawea State Park is Lake Sakakawea itself. This 368,000 acre behemoth is the third largest man made reservoir in the United States. Explore the miles of shoreline, practice your skiing or try to land some lunkers. There also several other natural resources in the area including the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site and the North County Trail. Hop on the Sakakawea Scenic Byway to behold all the Missouri River Valley has to offer.
Medora Campground: Medora
This beauty of a campground is located in western North Dakota and is ready to cater to all your RV needs. There are several RV sites to choose from at Medora Campground, you can get ones with simple water and electric of full utility hookups. There are restroom and shower facilities, dump stations, playground, a large and new camp store and more.
Medora Campground puts you on the back step of majestic Theodore Roosevelt National Park. You can take one of the several miles of trails to gaze out on the herds of wild bison and other wildlife or you can take the 36 mile scenic loop around the park in your car. If you’re not feeling too outdoorsy Medora also hosts other forms of entertainment like their Family Fun Center, live music or a guided walking tour of historic Medora.
North Dakota offers some beautiful, family-friendly destinations for RV travelers looking to get away from home.