Red Trail Campground
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Please! Note the dates on the reviews below. We are just finishing a week stay at Red Trail and have found none of the problems mentioned. We were at Red Trail. Were they?
This is a family owned and operated RV park within walking distance of Medora and its shopping and activities. The couple managing it now is third generation; the wife who runs the office and store was raised here. This is a large park with over 90 sites for the biggest RV to tent sites, with overflow on adjacent property.
During the summer reservations would be good, there may be space but not the combination of water,sewer, and amperage you want. This is the biggest and best park in Medora, it fills.
The sites are mostly back-in, and people do unhook their tow, but weren't you unhooking to go to Teddy Roosevelt National Park. The sites seem close, but not impossible, there is room for slides and/or awnings and there is a patio and picnic table. Utilities are very convenient and hookup is easy. Cable TV is very good and at all sites, even tents, with 60+ channels and music. Cable is 2.00 extra but worth it.
The town of Medora is cut from the ND Badlands, scrub brush is more common than grass. Red Trail RV Park also finds lawns a struggle. Due to constant use and traffic and the arid area, grass is thin and worn in some spots. Rather like a ball field you've played on all summer. The sites are level gravel and stone, with big mature trees, but grass between some sites is threadbare. The park is kept clean and well maintained at all times. We find it comfortable and welcome like an old chair.
The town of Medora does not have a grocery store; the camp store here is actually well stocked compared to most, and also has a wide selection of common RV necessities. The office is well run and an interesting visit.
Sometimes the kids help, be patient Mom or Dad is near.
The bathrooms are basically clean and comfortable to use. They could probably use a deep cleaning by a commercial firm and updating as well. We used them and the showers everyday and had no problems nor qualms. Hot water never seemed to run out and showers were forceful.
The family managers are some of the nicest people we've met as full-timers. Our cable didn't work at first.
The husband had it working perfect in a heartbeat. These are good folks who serve as a family tradition,
and offer an old but very serviceable park for your safe and secure stay.
campground only okay
Very cramped to many campers for the area. Staff dirty and unkept. We were right by the office two more campers less than 20 feet away.This park is improved from last year. The bathrooms were not clean, they were last year. Office staff were friendly and competent. The best thing about this park is that it is just a few blocks from the entrance from Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Be sure you get a site long enough for your rig, some are very short and it is difficult to park your tow. Wi-Fi worked sometimes but not during peak hours. There is a park for kids nearby with a pool and other attractions but it does cost extra to use. It is also very close to the attractions in the town of Medora. We drove the National Park Loop in the evening and saw a huge amount of wildlife close up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel. There are broken valves in 2 of 3 showers in womens bathroom, cable very fuzzy and bolts missing from picnic table benches.
DIRTY, HELP IS HELPLESS
I spent 2 nights here in July 2012. Sites are small and shared back to back. tow vehicles must be unhooked and parked close in next to your unit. Showers and laundry are dirty, hot water is limited. Help does as little as possible to make your stay pleasant.
Cramped and Unfriendly
This was our second stay at the Red Trail Campground. The first year we stayed, we really liked it and thought the staff was friendly. Boy did they have us fooled! This trip, we were staying 2 nights. The second night, we asked if my sister and her husband could set up a tent in our lot. For an extra fee, we were allowed space in our lot for the tent. It rained the day they were supposed to set up their tent and their activities in town had been cancelled, so they decided not to stay. We called the campground and inquired about getting a refund for the tent fee. We still intended in staying in the lot, so it's not as if they were out revenue for the lot space. They told us that we need to learn how to read, because it clearly says on their website that cancellations must be made by 12 noon the day you check in (in not so nice words). They must think we have a crystal ball, because we didn't know the day before that it was going to be a total washout. Their filthy language and insulting tone was enough to cause us not to stay the second night. No family friendly service (as it claims on the website) here. Make sure you read the website, because they'll accuse you of not being able to read! Not worth it for cramped spaces and dirty bathrooms.