North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889. It is located in the Upper Midwestern region of the United States, bordered by the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the north, the state of Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south, and Montana to the west. The state capital is Bismarck, and the largest city is Fargo. North Dakota is the 19th most extensive but the 3rd least populous, and the 4th least densely populated in the country. North Dakota has weathered the Great Recession of the early 21st century with a boom in natural resources, particularly in oil extraction from the Bakken formation which lies beneath the northwestern part of the state.
Although North Dakota is not known as a popular vacation hot spot, it has its share of attractions which we are sure you will enjoy. We have listed down our favorite attractions, and campsites for an RV rental in North Dakota.
Composed of three separate wildlife areas, this national park is named for President Theodore Roosevelt, a noted naturalist and outdoorsman. His Elkhorn ranch, the second of his ranches that he purchased after falling in love with North Dakota on a buffalo hunt, gives name to the Elkhorn Ranch Unit of the park. The main attraction here, besides the sparse and empty beauty of the badlands, is the wildlife. Roosevelt’s beloved buffalo can be found here, as well as various types of deer, elk, wild horses, sheep and prairie dogs.
In the winter of 1804, the famed explorers Lewis and Clark built the fort over which this overlook is situated. It was here that they met their equally famous Native guide, Sacagawea. Because the fort itself was ultimately swallowed by the nearby river, most of what is known about the fort’s history was extrapolated based on artifacts found in the site like arrowheads, pottery, and tools made from animal bones. Today, visitors can enjoy an extensive and interactive exhibit detailing the area’s history, as well as its current activities and conditions.
This 96mile trail connects the North and South Units of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, allowing hikers and horseback riders to get an intimate look at this beautiful and desolate area. The trail is marked by the Maah Daah Hey symbol of a turtle, signifying patience and determination, two necessary components to hiking the trail in its entirety. There are overnight campsites with potable water and fire rings for hikers, although campers are advised to be aware of the surrounding wildlife.
Located in the largest city of North Dakota, Lindenwood RV Park is a no-frills family friendly RV Park just minutes away from the downtown area of the city. It has 47 available paved sites equipped with water and electric services. Facilities and amenities include water activities at Red River, outdoor games, nature trails, bike rentals, pavilion, and restrooms and showers for your RV rental Fargo ND. It proximity to the city makes it a great choice for an RV rental in Fargo, North Dakota.
Ideal for an RV rental in Minot, North Dakota, the Roughrider Campground is just a few minutes to Roosevelt Park Pool, Roosevelt Park Zoo, Scandinavian Heritage Park, Dakota Territory Air Museum, Oak Park, and the downtown area of the city of Minot. It has 90 available spaces, 63 of which are full hookup sites with tables, fire rings, and room for slideouts. Facilities and amenities include wi-fi internet access, water activities at Souris River, playground, horseshoes, nature trails, Frisbee golf, outdoor games, guest services, RV storage and supplies, restrooms and showers, onsite RV service, laundry facility, self-service RV wash, and guest services for your RV rental Minot ND. Roughrider Campground is ready to serve you at any time of the year.
Located in the city of Dickinson, North Park Campground is about 36 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. A great choice for an RV rental in Dickinson, North Dakota, this no-frills RV Park has 30 available gravel full hookup sites with tables. Facilities and amenities include wi-fi internet access, nature trails, bike rentals, RV storage, restrooms and showers, self-service RV wash, and guest services for your RV rental Dickinson ND. It might not have that much in recreational facilities, but it is a perfect home base if you want to explore Theodore Roosevelt National Park, visit the Dakota Dinosaur Museum, learn more about the city at the Dickinson Museum Center, and a game of golf at the Heart River Golf Course.
North Dakota's largest sport show, and one of the top annual events in the area attracting over 14,000 visitors each year, the KXMC Sports RV and Boat Show showcases a wide range of recreational equipment, from recreational vehicles and boats, to hunting and fishing equipment, displayed by experts and exhibitors from Canada and throughout the USA. Other highlights of the event are the exhibits of spas, motorcycles, general home and garden products, and vacation resorts.
Named one of the "Top 100 Events in America" by the North American Bus Tours Association, and also recognized as one of the Top 20 North Dakota USA events and festival, this annual, three-day PRCA rodeo features three action-packed professional rodeo performances, a concert, children’s activities, parade, bull fighters, food and merchandise vendors, and family nights.
North Dakota might not be the first state on people’s vacation list, but we think it should be! This is an incredibly beautiful state that deserves to be visited. Book a motorhome rental to North Dakota at RVshare and be pleasantly surprised by its numerous attractions, festivals, and natural wonders.
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