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Posted: 11/01/09 07:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Plan to traval accross nothern n dakota on hway 5 may 2010.

Any info on rv prks, state c grds and place to stop etc. will

be appreciated.

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IMHO, US 2 might be a better route for crossing the state, but yes there is a very nice state park off ND 5. Lake Metigoshe State Park

Off of North Dakota Hwy 5, Lake Metigoshe State Park which is on the border with Canada about 10 miles north of Bottineau, ND. A very nice campgound in the woods (hard to find in ND at times) and up in some hills called the Turtle Mts. All very pretty, nice lake with bike/hiking trail, boating, fishing. Lake M SP It is not far from the International Peace Garden on the U.S. and Canadian border. PeaceGarden.com

There is also Turtle River State Park located 22 miles west of Grand Forks on US 2. Turtle River It is nice, but not as Metigoshe, IMO.

Icelandic State Park is located 5 miles west of Cavalier, ND, on Highway 5; it sounds nice, but we never made it to it.

More in the middle of the state, north northwest of Minot off Hwy 5, my son liked the Mouse River Park which is located 15 miles west of Mohall.

If you need a campground in Bismarck or Mandan and if you can get into General Sibley Park my son said it was really nice, but was filled up when they were there. General Sibley

They stayed at a small place in Mandan. Colonial Motel & Campgrounds 4631 Memorial Hwy, Mandan - (701) 663-9824 We had passed by it in 2007. It is in a commerical area, not very resort like from the entrance off Memorial Hwy, however later on we rode by the back side on a bike path and it looked good. As it turned out it had water, electric and sewer hookup for $19. The bike path leads accross the river and by the zoo and a nice park. On the Google map, the location is off in this map. Motel is on the other side of the over pass close to 46th Ave.

From the web site Gen. Sibley is $20 with water and electric but the setting is much better. Closer to the river. Both have trees. At Colonial the sites are very close together. Sibley they are space out. Sibley has over 100, Colonial maybe 20. It did not fill up while my son was there.

Fort Lincoln State Park also has a nice campground & neat things to see (It was where Gen. Custer was living before he went on his last ride):
4480 Fort Lincoln Rd
Mandan, ND 58554
(701) 667-6340?
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In July of 2007, we stayed at the KOA Bismarck, over priced and dusty. We had passed the Colonial campground but it did not look very inviting from the entrance, but seemed OK from the back. Not a bad price with water, electric and sewer for $19.

On the western side of North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is very worthwhile to see. A great place for seeing Bison, even in the campground at times. The colorful Little Missouri River Badlands provides the scenic backdrop to the park & home to a variety of prairie plants and animals including bison, prairie dogs, pronghorn, elk, mule deer and wild feral horses. The South Unit entrance is in Medora, ND. Medora is accessible via Interstate 94 Exits 24 and 27 in North Dakota. Medora is 133 miles west of Bismarck, ND and 27 miles east of the Montana state line. The Painted Canyon Visitor Center is located 7 miles east of Medora on I-94 at Exit 32. Camping
Cottonwood Campground - South Unit Cottonwood
Juniper Campground - North Unit Juniper
Things to do

Our stop at T Roosevelt North 2009

Also on the west edge of ND by Williston, Fort Union Trading Post Historic Site (no camping) is neat to see, my son said.

My son had lived in Minot for the past 7 years. Minot is a nice small city with some RV Parks in town as well as a very nice Wal-Mart that allows over-nighting.
The Three Affiliated Tribes located on the Fort Berthold Reservation in Midwest North Dakota is near by as well at New Town you will find the Four Bears Casino. But never stopped other to get gasoline.

For the Lewis & Clark and the Mandans, on the way from Minot to Bismarck, North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center is very neat as well as other Historical Sites in the area, such as Knife River Indian Villages NHS.

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I too would suggest US 2 but along ND 5 near Bottineau, there is Lake Metigoshe State parkand in NE ND there is Icelandic State Park also near ND 5.


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Hi deltabob,

You may find some inexpensive campgrounds here:

North Dakota

Enjoy the trip!

deltabob wrote:

Plan to traval accross nothern n dakota on hway 5 may 2010.

Any info on rv prks, state c grds and place to stop etc. will

be appreciated.

deltabob



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