cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Was met by a very rude woman at the front desk. I tried asking questions about different spaces and was told that "you get what I say you get". You don't have a choice of spots. We ended up next to the office in a spot that had a bunch of junk next to it. I felt we were parked in a junk yard. The spot was so small that we couldn't even open our awning or we would have hit the camper next to us. When we walked out the door of our camper, we had to avoid stepping on the next space sewer connection. I would not recommend this RV park to anyone. Based on other reviews of bathrooms and cleanliness, I didn't even bother to look at those. This park is convenient to the Town of Medora, but that's the best I can offer. One Star is too many.
Very Nice people to deal with they even stay with you till you are in your sight we had one small issue but talking with the staff they worked it out with us they were very accommodating they have a awesome camp store with all kinds of any thing you might need they even carry Schwan's Ice Cream along with all of your essential that you might have forgotten and prices were good They are also with in walking distance to down town Medora would defiantly stay here again
Stay away from this campground. The campground needs a lot of maintenance. Camp spaces are very tight and to top it off the staff is extremely rude. Arrogant workers will escort you to your space. The man was constantly chirping as you back into your camping spot and if he doesn't agree with your actions the hothead blows a gasket. If you challenge him, he threatens to kick you out of the park. This RV campground is an embarrassment to the beautiful town of Medora.
Easy access to park and pads. Good hookups and decent shade trees for about half the pads. Wifi was excellent if not the best we had recently experienced. TV cable was $2 a night extra if interested. No campfires by city code which was good for those of us with breathing issues. Biggest disappointment was restroom and showers with only one building for the entire park which we felt was inadequate and required one to plan for the best time to find a vacancy. Men has 2 toilets & 2 showers and women's had 3 & 3 including one for handicaps. There are no shower mats so the floor is tracked with dirt from shower shoes. No pool if that is an interest. Dog friendly and within easy walking distance of the small town of Medora and it's ice cream shop.
Pros: Location. Just outside the entrance to Teddy Roosevelt National Park, 1 mile from Medora Music Festival and walking distance to town. One of two FHU RV parks in area. Not all sites are P/W/S so be sure to specify. Weirdly placed dump station on way out of park frequently had long line.
Cons: Place is a dump. Grumpy office staff seemed to be holding back snide jokes until you’re out of earshot. Dirt roads are tight with low overhanging branches. Sites are dirt/crab grass and full of litter (cigarette butts, bottle caps, chicken bones…yuck) Stayed 4 nights and never once saw any site maintenance or clean-up. Staff-mandatory assistance to back-in to sites made comments that showed contempt for campers abilities. Sites were very narrow and rigs were packed like sardines. When crowded, and its always crowded, people park extra vehicles in roadway, making navigation difficult, especially with the tight turns and overhanging tree branches. Neighbors slide less than foot away. Short sites force you to either park sideways in front of rig or wedge in next to camper door and adjoining rig. Absolutely nothing appealing about this place. Stay away if you can.
Provision on the way as there are no groceries within 30 miles. Yes, you must go to the Cowboy Steak Fondue…think meats on sticks on steroids. Medora Musical is a very entertaining revue..nice to see how patriotic and proud the American Heartland is. Teddy Roosevelt National Park is a great day trip…lots of wildlife, herd of Bison, wild horses, elk, antelope, prairie dogs…
Great location, fine value, good facilities. Stayed 2 nights and really don't know why the negatives from some of last year's reviewers, Yes, the office and some picnic tables are showing signs of age, and yes, some of the sites are pretty close together -- but you are a stone's throw from the charming little town of Medora and the entrance to a truly wonderful national park, so those are the trade-offs. And the sites are level, there are cottonwood trees all around, and you can see some hills of the Badlands from your site. Restrooms/showers are good, and staff is helpful (the handyman lent me a ladder so I could check on a roof issue on my vehicle). Rates are very affordable -- and don't forget your Good Sam card when you check in for your discount.
Also, when you go to TRNP, don't miss walking the Wind Canyon Trail!
Mens restroom was dirty, fly ridden and missing one toilet which left only one to use. Urinal was by the sinks, no privacy.
Trees had dead and falling limbs in the breeze. Trees were not trimmed and scraped sides and slide outs.
The plus is, its within walking distance to town.
Like many of the other reviews, we stayed here because of close proximity to the national park. The campground was half full, but we were put into a mud hole site. It hadn't rained that much, but I guess the red clay doesn't drain well. The wifi was good, but sites were small, don't plan on sitting outside. We didn't use the restrooms. I don't think it would do any good to complain because there is a sign clearly stating they don't want to hear it. Unfortunately, there is nothing in the area due to the short season. Not sure this park is worth the poor amenities in the area. Loving Glacier and Yellowstone with much nicer RV parks! Skip this stop unless you want to sit in your coach and stream wifi......
Checked in by polite and professional female teenager. Paid for 2 days. Taken to site by a pleasant teenage male. Site was horrible. Talcum powder dirt from washdown dirt covered site. Electrical box fell apart onopening. Switches were on and wires exposed. Very danderous for unaware child or adult and could cause electrocution with 30/50 amps exposed. Discusses this with owner and was blown off as she stated” Yes we are understaffed “. I adked if I could get my money back so as ti leave. The owner /manager said NO, you paid already. Other patrons had similar cimplaints about not getting amenities they were promised. The owner was very rude and could have taken a lesson from her daughter. Never recommending thisplace.
There is trash at the campsites that has been there a long time. The bathrooms are horrible. The shower curtains haven't been changed in ages and the floor drain had an accumulation of dirt and hair that had been there awhile. They had removed a toilet in the men's bathroom and hadn't covered the hole. It was completely open. The help needed clean clothing. Lax in attention and maintenance.
This park is nothing to get too excited about, but it is VERY close to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, if that's your destination. The park doesn't have a lot of eye appeal, but did provide full utilities at a reasonable price. All spaces are back-in and the owner provided assistance (which we really didn't need, but it was a nice touch). What you can't see in the aerial picture is the construction project going on next door. We visited in early June 2018 and they were building modular apartments that created a lot of noise during the work day.
Had to give 1 star as the rating does not have a negative. We made the mistake of not checking camper reviews before staying. The bathrooms still have not been cleaned from the previous season. Disgusting! The sites were overgrown with weeds, picnic tables broken and/or unpainted. The whole campground is outdated and neglected. May not be able to handle a big rig if they are fully booked. On the bright side, the staff seems to be friendlier than other reviewers reported. Will not stay there again.
Others have commented on staff being unfriendly. I experienced this when we made the "mistake" of staging our rig along the curb to check with office for directions. I was met by a very sour woman who's demeanor dripped impatience, her only greeting was we'd not followed directions and were blocking traffic. We remedied this immediately. I understand how frustrating it must be to have the public miss important information, but the correction can be handed out with better diplomacy.
Our site was fine but nothing special. The restrooms were very dirty - stools were backing up, trash was overflowing onto the floor, some of the stall doors would not latch, lots of cobwebs and dead bugs on the ceilings and lots of dead bugs on the sinks. We were there 3 days and the restrooms were only attended to one time (to say they were cleaned would be exaggerating). They have a store in the office, however most of the merchandise is not priced - guess you have to ask the price. One of the times I went into the office, the person who was working the desk was on her cell phone arguing with someone - she didn't even acknowledge that someone had entered the store, continuing to argue even louder, so I left. I would not stay here again.
Had a reservation for a one night stay here on my way to Bismarck, North Dakota earlier this month. I arrived at about 2 pm, and there was a 30 minute line of RVs/Travel trailers, waiting to check in. The reason I give this park a 2nd star in the 'Overall Rating' category was that they had two gentlemen out front directing traffic and guiding folks into their ever-so-tight spaces. Without this assistance, the wait would surely have been over an hour and tempers would have flared.
I had requested a pull-through site as, staying for only the one night, I did not want to un-hook my trailer. I had barely a foot to spare lengthwise between myself and the next camper, and the spaces were crammed so tightly next to each other that there was absolutely no privacy.
The entire campground had a sewer smell wafting through it. It is an older facility and the campsites are just crammed in one beside the other.
Bathrooms had overflowing trash and drains full of hair in the showers.
There are one or two other campgrounds in the area that I am aware of, I believe they are state campgrounds. I only drove by the one that is actually inside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but would definitely recommend checking those out before reserving a spot a Red Trail.
I wonder when Good Sam made their last onsite visit...unannounced?Not many options here so you take what you can get. Positives were the fact that we were able to get in with a same day reservation; the streets are paved and easily negotiable; we were escorted to our site that was fairly level. Negatives: wifi went in and out constantly so very unreliable. $11 extra charge for 50 amp pull through site. Laundry is a large room with no windows or ventilation with 4 large capacity washers and dryers. But the room needs a good deep cleaning. Based on other reviews I checked the shower/bath and decided not to use either. Again, they need a good deep cleaning. Shower stall floor was filthy. Picnic tables could all use a coat of paint. I observed the male manager watch a 5th wheel pull up and scrape the entire roof of his unit. The manager's comment to himself "that's why the sign says no RV's". Granted, the camper should have observed the signage but taking out the dead branches and the branches hanging over the road on both sides would be an easy fix. All the sites are very close and some are in odd places...I would not want my front door to open to the dump station or dumpsters. One is behind the laundry room with another site perpendicular to it. A couple are next to houses. Since we have seen everything in Medora we won't need to come back here.
Great location and a very busy spot. The town and national park offer great attractions. Showers needed a good scrubbing. Surface was mostly gravel formed from broken down asphalt. Sites were small but have seen worse. Few pull-through sites. Park just needs a little TLC and it would be great spot.
We chose this campground because they were the only cg sites available. We wanted to explore the Teddy Roosevelt NP and were going to Medora Musical.
Had a child taking reservations and had to repeat info numerous times.
The staff are not very clean in appearance and are very rude.
There was a terrible smell in the office area.
Laundry facility is absolutely filthy!
I am so glad we have a totally self contained unit, because the bathroom and shower facilities are absolutely deplorable! I would have washed out of the bathroom sink before I would have used their showers. I only am aware because I had to use the bathroom while using the laundry. The bathroom had a terrible odor, no not poop.
Our sight was located next to a private home.
There was always a sewage odor at our campsite.
There was also a terrible odor that permeated the cg most of the time.
Located very near a train track, but no train whistles.
There were a lot of sites that were to small for the size RV.
The sites were really close together.
You had to pay extra for "cable" TV.
No trees whatsoever in our area.
We had a pull through site with full hookup.
TV "cable" worked most of time.
Access in & out was good.
Within walking distance of Medora.
Entrance to Teddy Roosevelt NP was very close.
Medora Musical was really good.
The other Historical sites around town were nice.
The check-in went smoothly and the staff seemed friendly. We were assigned a spot in front of their office. This is when the fun began. They actually use a PA system to communicate to their staff and it was very loud and blaring. It was used until at least 8:30 at night. Probably not a problem for those further away, but very unsettling if you were right next to it. We realized that this was an older facility, but the restroom rating was a 9 so we booked anyway. Big mistake, these were the worst restroom/shower facilities were have ever seen while RVing. There were spider webs everywhere with all types of bugs in them, there was heavy mildew on the shower curtains, and they were just overall unkempt. As someone else mentioned they could not believe that Good Sam had rated them so highly. We are really reconsidering our membership to Good Sam after this experience. Other great Good Sam RV Parks should be insulted that their restrooms are rated at or below this facility. There are really not many other options in this area, but we will never stay here again. However, the town of Medora is a gem and should be visited if you have a chance.
The Good Sam bathroom rating is completely wrong. The bathrooms and showers are absolutely below standards and the worst we have our seen on our extended multi-month trip. The laundry machines are of high quality but the room is not clean. The entire office/laundry/bathroom complex is completely out of date. The GS rating must have been done years ago. However, this is the only commercial campground in Medora so they do not invest in keeping it up to date. Note that there is no grocery store and only one gas station in Medora so plan accordingly.
We booked the morning of our trip and they had openings. We pulled in at 9:00 p.m. and they were still open. They take you to your camp spot and park you which was AWESOME as it was dark and the sights are tight. They were all very friendly and we will be staying there on our next trip to Medora. Thanks for a great stay.
We were very disappointed with this RV park. The spaces are very small and unappealing. The staff was not at all friendly. It took almost 1/2 hour to post this review because of the poor internet connection. Luckily we only reserved 2 nights. Definitely not up to the normal standards that we expect from Good Sam parks.
Stayed here 3 nights. We will stay here again if we every get back to this area. The staff was very friendly when we checked in. The manager's sister lives near our home town in Louisiana. We visited for several minutes until next campers arrived. We generally do not use the facilities at any RV Park since we are self contained. But as another reviewer wrote, the park is like an old worn chair that you hate to give up. It is comfortable. Sure, it could use some updates, but it is adequate.
This was the 2nd time that we stayed here. The campground is located in a beautiful setting that is walking distance to the fabulous town of Medora, home of the Medora musical, It is a short drive to Roosevelt National Park. We love the town of Medora. The hosts at this campground have always gone above and beyond in being helpful, caring and friendly. When we were there in June of 2015, my 86 year old father fell and broke his hip. If this had to happen, we couldn't have been in a better place. They got us the help we needed promptly and accommodated our needed extended stay. While we were at the hospital several miles away, they reached our dog from I side of our trailer, who got himself tngled up. When we got back to the campground they were taking care of himike he was their own. I would recommend this campground. The location is beautiful and the people are some of the nicest you will ever meet. I will never forget what they did for us and I hope to go back again sometime.
There are very few RV parks in the area so you almost have to stay here. The park is adequate but looks neglected and in need of help. The park appears to be full almost all the time but more a function of no other place to go. It is convenient to TRNP, had great cable (paid extra), good wifi. No pet run. Needs a face lift.
this is a family run park, really very nice people. The wife does the office and store, husband takes care of the facilities and gets everyone into their spot. The kids are seen doing some chores, but mostly playing in their huge front yard called an RV Park. We have stayed a week and have enjoyed getting to know the entire family. They work very hard for you, and take pride in this old but very comfortable park.
This is a very large park with even overflow property adjacent to the park. The sites run from FHU pull-throughs to electric only tent sites. There are many combinations of sewer, water, power but every site has cable, and good cable at that, over 60 channels plus music.
Most sites are back-in, some butt-to-butt, some staggered. There are lots of mature shade trees. The sites are big enough for awnings and/or slide-outs, and come with a picnic table and a grill. The sites are not spacious, but adequate. The grass in the park struggles. Not only is it hot and dry, but this is the No. Dakota badlands and "soil" tends to be gravel, clay, and rocks. The RV sites are gravel, the tent sites are grassier.
The park is neat and clean and well maintained. The kids' playground has a multi-level tree house type play gym, very expansive. There is no grocery store in Medora. The camp store has a lot of current groceries and RV supplies. Kind of surprising.
The bathrooms are adequately clean and useable. They probably could use a "deep" cleaning by a commercial company, and some updating, but were certainly serviceable. There is a big laundry.
This park, and its people, is like an old, but comfortable chair: kind of worn and threadbare, but very comfy and a good fit for visiting Medora.
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