Stefanie Z.

Arlington, VA

Joined August 2020

Wooded, clean, but noisy

We tent camped for two nights while visiting Indiana Dunes. It’s only 15 minutes away, and nestled into a residential area so it’s a nice option. It’s a pretty big campground and there’s a nice mixture of grassy, tree lined tent spots and more secluded wooded spots in the woods by the creek. Also tons of RV spots. The bathroom and shower facilities were clean and there was a pool, basketball court, volleyball court, and even some cabins. The owner is nice - she’s particular about everybody doing their part to keep the campground safe and clean and has a lot of “mothering” type signs everywhere, but I felt well looked after. The noise is quite jarring for a campground that seems like it would be pretty quiet - constant train traffic, airplane noise, and if it’s windy and you’re near the trees that really adds to it. We are heavy sleepers so it didn’t bother us too much but it could be an issue for the wake prone. All in all we had a nice stay and would stay here again.

Quiet, peaceful lakeshore camping

Nice, grassy sites right around the small lake, next to a cornfield. There are picnic tables, fire pits, a playground, and a couple shaded pavilions for a picnic or rain shelter. It’s pretty quiet except for the constant low hum of a nearby mill - very Kansas. It’s patrolled by police regularly and is a peaceful, serene, no frills place to camp for a night. Also included - boat ramp for recreation or fishing, bathrooms, disc golf course. Town is right down the road for supplies.

Great amenities and Crazy Horse View!

This is a fantastic all around campsite. We were the only tent campers (end of the season), but the RV sites were full. The best thing about it is the view of Crazy Horse from just about anywhere in the campground. The Lazer light show at night during summer months is visible with or without binoculars. There are clean bathrooms, showers, laundry, basketball, and a camp store. On top of that there is a horse ranch right next door and I was woken up every sunrise by beautiful horses galloping down the field into their stables. Everyone that works here is super nice and it’s operated by the Crazy Horse Heritage Foundation so you’re supporting a good, culturally enriching cause. Sunrise and sunset are highlights here and you have black hills vistas all around you. Will stay here again. One caution for tent campers is there isn’t much shade with just a stray few trees so bring a tarp…

Incredible Experience

We’ve been on a camping trip for three weeks and this is our favorite place so far. We only stayed one night but so wish we could have stayed longer. Julianna, the host, gets booked fast so make reservations early! You have to call her to reserve a tipi. There are a few different sized tipis to choose from. It’s right in the shadow of Devils Tower National Monument (the US’s first national monument), and offers a gorgeous and serene prairie/black hills environment. Julianna is a warm and accommodating host and the tipis come equipped with a propane stove, propane lamp, coffee supplies and water. She sells sleeping pads and bedding and pillows for $25 extra I believe. Her two cute and friendly dogs were roaming around the site for extra fun. Being in a tipi and right by Devils Tower was an experience I’ll never forget. I highly, highly recommend doing this.

Great amenities, right next to TRNP

Great campground overall! Sites are a little close together (especially for RVs) and the tent sites are on uneven, rocky ground half the time. We went in mid September so the season was over and it wasn’t too crowded but I could see being frustrated by lack of privacy during peak season. You can hear the train at night, not a big deal for me but it’s relatively frequent and noisy. That being said the amenities are great - camp store, private showers, clean bathrooms, even a few tent sites with water and electric. It’s right in a scenic little cove and if you walk a bit there’s rocky beach access right on the Little Missouri River. It’s also walkable to TRNP which is fantastic.

Beautiful, clean, peaceful!

We stayed here two nights in a tent and loved it! Absolutely beautiful campground right across the river from Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s north unit. The scenery is breathtaking. There are three different loops A-C, and while most sites have no shade there are a couple in loop B (including ours #12) that have trees and provide good shade and wind protection. The pit toilets were some of the cleanest I’ve encountered in my history of camping. We were there in mid-September so the campground wasn’t full but there were a decent number of campers for being off season. Still, it was pretty quiet, save for the coyotes howling in the distance and a stray moo or two from nearby cows. There’s also trail access right to Maah Dah Hey and Long X trails right in the campground which is really nice! All in all this is a wonderful spot and one of my favorite campgrounds I’ve ever stayed at. 1 mi. gravel road to get in.

Small and cute, clean bathrooms

We stayed 3 nights in early September, Fri-Sun. I was a bit surprised at how few people were there - 2 or 3 long campers and we were the only tent campers. It was nice for privacy but felt a little eerie at times. That being said it was nicely maintained and I have to mention the bathrooms are replenished and cleaned daily and fully stocked with CHARMIN ULTRA toilet paper which is an absolute luxury at a simple campground lol. The showers are also pretty nice and the facility is heated. So appreciated. It has a little pavilion, a playground, “beach”, a couple cute bridges, a big grassy field for stargazing or throwing the ball around, a disc golf course, and of course you’re right on the river which is cool. Swimming is allowed at your own risk. I’m giving it five stars mostly for how well kept the bathrooms were, but it did feel a little desolate at times. I get it’s the end of camping season though and it was a little cold at night so that’s probably why. There are a few stray cats and dogs wandering about at times. We are good sleepers and this didn’t bother us much but there are heavily trafficked train tracks a couple hundred yards away from the campground so if you are a light sleeper or are bothered by trains this might not be the place for you. Umm all in all it’s a cute and peaceful little park that made a nice home for a few nights. It’s patrolled by police throughout the day too. We’d probably stay there again if we ever happen to go to Minot. Oh! There’s a decent North Dakota style winery (sweet fruit wines) a couple miles down the road with a lovely view and even some hikes. Worth a visit - Pointe of View. Ok, done now I promise.

Amazing, amazing find!

This campground is amazing! It is primitive with vault toilets and well water - no showers but you are right on the shores of Lake Michigan ;) I took a bath ten feet from our campsite during sunset overlooking the lake and it was one of the most serine experiences in my life thus far. There’s a good mixture of shoreline/water access sites (which are the best, and some also have shade and trees), and more wooded sites (you can hear the highway traffic from those). If you are looking for a combo of trees, shade, and waterfront access sites 10-16 are your best bet and then also a few others closer to the “picnic” area and private beach access. An amazing spot to catch sunrise and sunset, and an incredible overall nature spot! We were so thrilled we found this hidden gem and glad we got there in time to snag a very private waterfront site (#16). Can’t wait to return!