Where Is This Campground Located?
Medora, North Dakota
GPS: 46.95454, -103.674973
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This quiet little campground is located near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park about a mile north of I-94 in North Dakota. There are about 30 sites total, each with tightly packs gravel pads. Most sites are level, but there are a few that could be a challenge. Every site has a relatively large grassy lawn, picnic table, and fire ring.
What Services Are Available Here?
This is completely dry campground. There are no hookups (electric, water, or sewer) at the individual sites. There are pit toilets, water spigots, and pay-per-use showers, but water was not available at the time this review was written. According to the camp host, lightning struck the water pump in 2011 and it has not been repaired since. There is no dump station either, so dump your tanks and fill up on fresh water before you arrive. If you are solar powered, you are in luck because at least half of the sites are sunny.
Internet was a bit of a challenge. We were able to get 4 bars of AT&T voice, but no data. On Verizon, our standard reception was ranging between 1 bar of 1x to 2 bars of 3G, also with no data. Once we hooked up our range extender though, we were able to get a solid 2 bars of Verizon LTE and data that was fast enough to stream movies with little to no lag.
What Were We Up To?
Well, needless to say, we were really excited about finally getting a chance to visit North Dakota. We ended up having quite a bit of fun while putting a new state on our vinyl camping map. We didn’t end up doing a whole lot else while we were there.
Mike finally came up with a solid hack to deal keep our Wilson Range Extender from overheating. I enjoyed a long run (4.25miles) by looping the campground a few times. The site we stayed in backed up to a tall hill that overlooked the valley. The first night we were there, we hiked up the hill with the dogs and watched the sunset.
It’s really amazing how easily you can find something wonderful about every single place you visit. Even with a tiny bit of road noise, this campground gives you the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. At $6 per night this was a great stop for the price and privacy.