- Maximum occupancy per site: 6 people or immediate family, and 1 vehicle.
- Check-in time: 4 p.m. Check-out time: 3 p.m.
- Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: Contact the park directly for any restrictions.
- Generator use: Allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Campfires: Allowed only in designated fire rings, following local restrictions.
- Drone use: Allowed following Federal Aviation Administration requirements and state laws.
4480 Fort Lincoln Road, Mandan, ND 58554
History buffs and roadschooling families won’t want to miss the oldest state park in North Dakota. Established in 1907, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park displays the history of the Native American Mandan Tribe, Lewis and Clark’s expedition, and the U.S. Army troops who were stationed here. Step back in time through reconstructed buildings, exhibits, informative signs, walking trails, and commanding views of the Missouri River. The campground offers spacious and shady sites close to the river, most with partial hookups. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is conveniently located close to the city of Bismarck, yet remains steeped in history and natural beauty.
720 Park Avenue, Pick City, ND 58545
This stunning North Dakota state park is surrounded by miles of lakeshore on one of the largest artificial reservoirs in the country. Water sports like swimming, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and pier fishing are popular here. On land, you can enjoy peaceful nature trails, shady picnic areas, stunning sunsets, and panoramic views of the lake. The campground has more than 150 sites with partial hookups and 42 more primitive sites. Large rigs can be accommodated. The campground is open, but sites are spaced widely apart. Other plusses, like its convenience store, visitor center, playgrounds, and strong cell service, may convince you to extend your stay at Lake Sakakawea State Park.
1465 36th Street, Medora, ND 58645
Located just a few miles from the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, this state park makes for a convenient home base. Compared to the nearby national park campgrounds, Sully Creek offers showers, central water, a dump station, some cell service (call ahead to verify carrier coverage), and miles of dog-friendly hiking trails. Plus, spots can be booked in advance to avoid the uncertainty of first come, first served. Campers still get to experience breathtaking views of the surrounding badlands in spacious sites, as well as the convenience of being close to the charming Old Western town of Medora. Note that this park is only open seasonally, from May through September.
North Dakota state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Beaver Lake State Park
Cross Ranch State Park
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Fort Ransom State Park
Fort Stevenson State Park
Grahams Island State Park
Icelandic State Park
Lake Sakakawea State Park
Lake Metigoshe State Park
Lewis & Clark State Park
Little Missouri State Park
Sully Creek State Park
Turtle River State Park
For more information on North Dakota state park campgrounds, visit parkrec.nd.gov/stay/camping.