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Fordville , NORTH DAKOTA

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A life saver in the cold months

This is a nice campground, I’m sure it would be more enjoyable in the warmer seasons. Has everything you need to have a pleasurable stay except for laundry facilities. Full hook ups for the RV’er, tent camping, boat ramp with docks, playgrounds, restrooms with showers, personal garbage can picked up weekly, friendly staff, fire rings and bbq grills. All this comes with beautiful views that over look the reservoir and best of all open year around. For the cold weather campers the shower floors are heated! Can’t believe I got all this for $500 month plus $35 vehicle fee.

Awesome camping & beach!

Had a great time here!! Had two pull in spots next to each other (met Gma & Gpa there) &, therefore, had a huge yard for the kids to play in!! Lots of spots - some more in the open & others more secluded. A bit of a walk to the beach from the west loop, but not bad. Beach was nice - sand, sectioned off swim area, & concessions were open.

Wonderful stay at Walhalla!

This is a jewel of a city campground located along the Pembina River and adjacent to the Pembina Gorge State Recreation area. Although the Gorge is administered by the ND State Parks program, there is no camping within the Gorge itself as it is a nature preserve and protected paleontology site. So, the nearby Walhalla city campground is the only option for camping right in the vicinity, and it is a great option, and is a good place for a family vacation in and of itself. 

The campground is located within Walhalla’s beautiful city park, and the extensive campsite options include spacious riverside campsites with full hookups if desired, wooded standard campsites, and a spacious lush shady and grassy primitive tenting area that is wuiet and comfortable. All sites have easy access to a couple if canoe or kayak launch sites, as well as a beautiful sparkling swimming pool, brand new playground, outdoor amphitheater for summer programs, historic settler cabins, picnic areas, and easy walking distance to cafes and shops in town. The bathhouse and restrooms are very clean, the grounds are beautifully maintained with gardens and stately trees, and the community clearly takes tremendous pride in this beautiful park. 

A very short drive will take you to gorgeous scenic overlook areas nearby, with picnicking high above the river, and a few minutes further away you get to various canoe and kayak launch sites for the Pembina River whitewater paddle trail, or trailheads for myriad hiking trails in the Terault State Forest or the Pembina Gorge. The Gorge also offers regularly scheduled fossil dig expeditions that the public can sign up for. The gorge region also has miles of backroad OHV trails and horse trails. At the FrostFire section of the park, on the south side of the Gorge, is a state park headquarters that includes a winter center for both downhill and cross country skiing, and a summer center with hiking trails and extensive mountain biking trails, with the option of a chair lift ride up or down the gorge for trail access or just a view. There is an equipment rental shop here (skis, kayaks, mountain bikes etc) , a cafe and dining room, and an outdoor summerstock theater that presents musicals. There is a beautiful golf course located between the town and the gorge as well. 

A family would easily find a weeks worth of activities to do right in the vicinity of the campground, all while staying at a city campground that is of state park quality. Best of all, since it is a bit “off the beaten path” at the end of the Rendezvous River Regional History Trail, there are not hordes and crowds of people here and it is so peaceful and enjoyable.

Primitive tent sites are $15 a day. Standard sites for tents or RVs with hook up otions are $25 a day. The tenting area is quiet and lightly used, and set apart from the other campsites. If you want a standard campsite right on the river, we highly recommend sites G or F. If you want a quieter spacious standard site back towards the woods, site 7 would be good.

Useful links for local activities: 

Pembina River Water Trail (kayak access at campground): https://www.ndtourism.com/walhalla/attractions/pembina-river-trail

https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/pembina-gorge-state-recreation-area

Palenotology Digs: https://www.dmr.nd.gov/ndfossil/digs/2020/2020_Pembina_Gorge.pdf

FrostFire Park of the Pembina Gorge: https://frostfirepark.org/

FrostFire Summer Theater: https://www.facebook.com/frostfiresummertheatre/

Pembina Gorge Horseback Riding: https://rendezvousregion.com/activityhorsebackriding.html

Rendezvous Region HisNatural Hisotry and Cultural History Trails https://rendezvousregion.com/

Tetrault Woods Hiking: https://www.ndtourism.com/walhalla/attractions/tetrault-woods-state-forest

Walhalla scenic overlook and picnicking: https://www.ndtourism.com/walhalla/attractions/masonic-scenic-overlook

Walhalla Country Club: https://www.facebook.com/Walhalla-Country-Club-905429276174089/

Other general Walhalla area info: http://www.walhalland.org/

Quiet nature and hisotry on the prairie

This is a small quiet state park in northeast North Dakota that offers a nature preserve with rare plants and birds in a cool bur oak-basswood  stand with spring fed fens around it. A nature trail with little footbridges carries you through. There is also a native prairie restoration, and historic exhibits about the different cultural groups who made their homes here from prehistoric times to today.  A nice little oasis! The campground is set on a pleasant little reservoir, as we are tent campers we loved that the tent area was in the so called "primitive" area  with only tents, with sites all along the shore and close to the nature preserve. It was a weeknight, and no one else was there so it was very peaceful! Fo folks who have campers or rvs, there are three well set up loops with hookups and all the amenities. We also appreciated that they have a dog park on site! I havent seen that in a state park before. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Due to covid restrictions there are more rules to follow and limited programming etc, but you can still swimm and fish and boat on your own. The only drawback is that you can hear road noise from trucks on the highway nearby which is noticeable at night.

Nice park

This is a little hidden gem. Beautiful park with nice well kept bath houses with showers. Nice parks for the kids and ranger activities at night on the weekends. Fun little hikes and a nice beach area. Large campsites with power and water hookups. We stayed in the North campground but will try to get into the West one next time for more shade and privacy.

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There something for everyone, whether it’s fishing, educational, or camping

Came here during the week and it was very nice. There is several things available from kayak rental to paddle boarding, there’s a nice area for families to swim at and also an area for those who want to fish. Many historical sites can be found on the area including the museum in the visitors center.