The Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the International Peace Garden, the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Knife River Indian Villages, and the Dickinson Dinosaur Museum are only a few of the attractions North Dakota has to offer.
Known as the Roughrider state, it’s in the midwest and has a strong immigrant history, plus it holds some secrets to a vital Native American past. The badlands and the Great Plains are some of the natural beauty RVers enjoy exploring.
The campgrounds are as unique as the state, and here are a few I’d suggest you visit.
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Grahams Island State Park, Devils Lake
Have you ever thought of vacationing on an island in the middle of a lake? It’s easily accessible in an RV, and you can’t beat the area’s stunning views. The sites are spacious, offering panoramic views of the lake where you can spend lazy days fishing, swimming, or relaxing on the beach.
The RV stands have full hookups with 30 and 50 amp service, and there are both pull-through and back-in sites. Showers are available, and pets are welcome.
The park is the ideal place to enjoy the outdoors. You can spend your day hiking, boating, and viewing wildlife. When you’re tired of nature, you can visit the historic Fort Totten or the museums and restaurants in the town.
Icelandic State Park, Cavalier
This venue is another popular state park in the north-east on Lake Renwick. Situated on a former pioneer homestead, it has the Heritage Center, the Gunlogson Homestead, and many historic buildings on site that are worth a visit. The area has beautiful scenery, many hiking trails, fishing, boating, and a peaceful atmosphere.
The majority of the 160 RV sites are pull-through (jug handles) with only water and 30 and 50 amp electric hookups. There’s no pool, but who wants one with a stunning sandy beach and a lake to swim in. There’s a large dog park, a boat ramp, a fishing dock, and bikes for hire.
Icelandic State Park is the ideal getaway if you want to escape the city’s hustle and bustle and rejuvenate your soul.
Roughrider RV Resort, Minot
Roughrider is big rig friendly with 118 sites and 30 and 50 amp hookups. Pull through stands are available as well as RV storage. It’s a well kept spacious park with clean showers and restrooms, a laundry, and free WiFi. Things to do on-site include basketball, horseshoes, nature trails, and various watersports on the river and lake.
The attractions to visit in the region are the Taube Art Museum, Roosevelt Park Zoo, the Dakota Territory Air Museum, the Scandinavian Heritage Park, and Dakota North State Fair. You’re also minutes away from the city of Minot, known as The Magic City. Take the time to explore its restaurants, shopping centers, bars, and entertainment, and find out how it got this name.
Bismarck KOA Journey, Bismarck
Mark will welcome you and ensure you have a memorable stay. Nothing is too much trouble for him and his team. Trees give shade on most RV sites, and in spring, lilacs surround you. There are always fun things going on, such as an ice cream social or an impromptu sports game.
The park has a heated pool and, to top it all, heated bathrooms and showers. K9 is the large dog run, and there’s free WiFi. The sites have full hookups with 30 and 50 amp service, and both back-in and pull-through stands are available. Activities include golfing at the nearby course, basketball, tennis, bike trails, and two playgrounds.
The Bismarck area is full of history. There’s General George Custer’s Home at Fort Abraham Lincoln or the re-created Fort Mandan. The Knife River Indian Villages are a must or choose between the North Dakota Heritage Centre or the Historic Village at Buckstop.
RVers love North Dakota because of the many tourist attractions and its natural beauty. Whether your interests are the settler’s narrative or the significant Native American history, there’s something for everyone in this mid-western state. If you haven’t already visited ND, then it’s time to load up your RV and head on out and experience a memorable trip.