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Bismarck KOA is the perfect place for your next adventure. The campground boasts dozens of amenities that will make you feel relaxed and entertained. And while the campground has its fair share of attractions and amenities, there’s so much to do in the Bismarck area that you won’t know where to start. Should you decide to hang out at the campground, you can enjoy basketball and tennis courts, two playgrounds, a heated swimming pool, ladder golf, beanbag toss, and banana bike rentals. If you have pets, you can exercise them at the KOA's Kamp K9. And after a day of exploring and adventuring, you can freshen up at the bathhouse, which features warm showers — perfect for those cool North Dakota nights.Actual campsites are as varied as the rental RVs that occupy them. Some sites are open, whereas others are tucked back among trees and shaded. Partial and full hookups are available, and you can choose between pull-through or back-in sites. While not all sites have picnic tables, there are enough scattered throughout the campground should you decide to have a picnic. Although sites are not outfitted with fire pits, portable ones are available upon request. You may also bring your own fire pit, as long as it has a spark arrest screen.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Lake Sakakawea is one of the largest human-made lakes in the United States and was formed when Garrison Dam was constructed to impede the flow of the Missouri River. Covering 368,000 acres, the lake is known for its premier fishing and is home to walleye, northern pike, and Chinook salmon. The lake is also popular among sailboaters and windsurfers. If you prefer to stay dry, then you’re still in the right place as Lake Sakakawea is located within a state park of the same name. There are over five miles of nature trails within the park, but if you’re in the mood for a longer trail, Lake Sakakawea State Park is the western terminus of the North Country National Scenic Trail, which stretches 4,600 miles to upstate New York. The park also boasts picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, two playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, a swimming beach, and a modern campground. It’s the perfect place for your entire crew when you rent a camper near Bismarck KOA.Just an hour's drive outside of Bismarck in Stanton, the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site was once home to more than 3,000 Hidatsa and Mandan Indians. When you visit, you’ll see remains of cache pits, earth dwellings, and fortification ditches that are still in great condition. The grounds also feature a museum which houses a full-sized earth lodge, Indian crafts and artifacts, and a short film which will orient visitors with the site and its history. The Knife River Indian Villages site is also where Lewis and Clark obtained the services of Sacagawea and her husband during their expedition out west.Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in Mandan is both militarily and historically significant. It was the place from which Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his Seventh Cavalry rode out during the ill-fated Battle of the Little Bighorn. While here, you can explore reconstructed military buildings, visit the ancient village site of the Mandan Indians, and learn about the area’s importance. If you’re not in the mood for a history lesson, the state park has over 14 miles of hiking trails, an equestrian camp, a modern campground, picnic shelters, and much more. It’s definitely worth a visit whether you’re a history buff or an outdoor enthusiast camping at Bismarck KOA.

Exploring the City

The North Dakota Heritage Center is located on the North Dakota State Capitol grounds and features artifacts from the Plains Indians as well as displays about the agricultural and military history of the area. The museum’s primary gallery outlines millions of years of North Dakota history, ranging all the way from the age of the dinosaurs to The Great Depression. Learn more about the local area when you book an RV in Burleigh County and visit the North Dakota Heritage Center.Explore the legacy of Lewis and Clark with a visit to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. During your time here, you’ll learn about how the explorers interacted with the natives, hear music that the frontiersmen enjoyed, try on a robe made of buffalo hide, and sport a cradleboard much like the one Sacagawea used while helping the explorers complete their mission. Near where the Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered in 1804 and 1805, the interpretive center is an amazing place filled with history and a must-visit when you’re RV camping at Bismarck KOA.If you’re traveling with children in the campervan rental, you might consider a trip to the amusement park in Bismarck. The park has been around since 1967 and features attractions for kids and the young at heart. Enjoy a round of miniature golf or test your skills at the batting cages. Get your heart pumping as you race down the SuperSlide or challenge your friends to a competition on the go-karts. There’s also a carousel, a Ferris wheel, a rock climbing wall, small rollercoasters, bounce houses, and several other attractions.Whether you’re looking to uncover more about the Native American culture, learn about the expeditions of Lewis and Clark, spend some time unwinding outdoors, or something totally different, you are bound to create memories that last a lifetime when you visit North Dakota and camp at Bismarck KOA.


It doesn't get more convenient than having your own bathroom on the road. Let's talk about the 3 main types of toilets you may encounter in an RV rental.
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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.