State Parks near Bismarck, ND

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Beaver Lake State Park, ND

6 RV rentals

If you're searching for a tranquil and relaxing campground where you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors, look no further than Beaver Lake State Park. Located near Wishek in southern North Dakota, this 283-acre park offers plenty to anyone keen to escape the pressures of modern life for a while.

Situated on the shores of a 968-acre lake, Beaver Lake State Park is a much-loved destination among fishing and boating enthusiasts. It also offers excellent swimming and a small network of hiking trails, not to mention a peaceful little campground where you can park your rig for a few nights or more.

If you'd like to rent an RV and camp in Beaver Lake State Park, here's how you …

Cross Ranch State Park, ND

10 RV rentals

As Lewis and Clark headed out west, they made many stops, including the area known today as Cross Ranch State Park. Running along the western bank of the Missouri River, this 258-acre expanse of North Dakota is also a neighbor of the Cross Ranch Nature Preserve, which includes another 6,000 acres of undeveloped prairie land, undisturbed forests, and pristine shoreline.

Less than 50 miles from the state capital of Bismarck and only 250 miles from Fargo, Cross Ranch State Park is a quiet retreat, perfect for any campers looking to experience what the Northern Midwest might have looked to those first explorers and the tribes who inhabited the area.

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, ND

7 RV rentals

Is your RV camping trip taking your crew to the great state of North Dakota? Just 20 minutes north of Bismarck, 45 minutes from New Salem, and just south of Wilton, you’ll find Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. This park is packed with historical significance and scenic landscapes. Smack in the middle of the Roughrider State, this park is located right where the Heart River and Missouri River merge, which makes it a great spot for fishing.

In the early 1930s as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Civilian Conservation Corps began construction on Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. The CCC was responsible for building the visitors' center, the roads, the campground itself, as well as …

Fort Stevenson State Park, ND

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Once upon a time in the late 19th century, North Dakota's Fort Stevenson was a crucial supply depot for military posts in the surrounding areas. Today, it's better known as a pretty lakeside park where campers can relax, unwind, and indulge in a host of outdoor recreational activities.

Located near Garrison on the shores of Lake Sakakawea, Fort Stevenson State Park is heaven on earth for people who love water sports. Great fishing and boating are on offer here, while the park also features fascinating historical sites and a welcoming modern campground.

It's a lovely spot to camp in an RV for a weekend, a week, or even longer, so keep reading to find out how best to enjoy your …

Grahams Island State Park, ND

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Situated around the unbelievable Devils Lake, Grahams Island State Park offers first-rate fishing to motorhome campers and locals alike. Originally named "Spirit Water" by Native Americans who considered the lake sacred, the translation was lost on European-American settlers as they mistranslated the name into "Devil’s Lake". There’s nothing devilish about this body of water, though, as it's rated among the top five best fishing lakes in the United States.

Located a little over an hour from the farming town of Edmore, and about 45 minutes from the peaceful town of Starkweather, Grahams Island State Park is a North Dakota gem. Spread across the island’s smooth terrain is rich forestry bursting with songbirds, wildlife, and over 100 plants …

Indian Creek Recreation Area, SD

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Located 20 minutes away from the mountainous city of Selby and under 40 minutes from rural Herreid, Indian Creek Recreation Area is a peaceful retreat in the Great Plains. Once traveled by the famous explorers Lewis and Clark in 1804, the area is a must-see for history and nature lovers. To the east, west, and north of the park, you’ll see rolling hills, and towards the south, the picturesque blue-green Lake Oahe. The lake makes for excellent fishing and paddleboarding and curves its way in and around the land, providing scenic hiking trails to all Indian Creek Recreation Area campers.

Conveniently open year-round, the park has three divergently splendid hiking trails, a marina with fish-cleaning services, guide services, and …

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, ND

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Knife River Indian Villages is a National Historic Site that was once home to five earth lodge villages belonging to two native tribes, the Mandan and the Hidatsa. These villages were discovered by the explorers Lewis and Clark during their expedition to find a water route from the east to the Pacific Ocean. While residing with the tribes, the expedition built Fort Mandan to have a winter refuge. After returning to the area in the summer of 1806, Lewis and Clark used the trust they had previously gained trading with the tribes to convince one of the chiefs, Mandan Chief Shekeke, to attend a meeting with then-President Thomas Jefferson.

When you visit this historic site with your Stanton camper rental, …

Lake Sakakawea State Park, ND

10 RV rentals

A beautiful lakeside location, gorgeous scenery, and a wide range of recreational activities — that's what you can expect when you camp in Lake Sakakawea State Park. Located 40 miles west of Mercer, this much-loved North Dakota park boasts miles of pristine shoreline around this 368,000-acre lake.

Fishing and boating are two of the most popular activities in Lake Sakakawea State Park, as you'd expect, but great hiking and birding opportunities are also on offer. Best of all, there's a huge modern campground where you can stay for a night, a week, or even more in your rental RV.

If this sounds like your idea of camping nirvana, keep reading to find out how to plan your ideal visit …

Little Missouri State Park, ND

8 RV rentals

Covering almost 4,600 acres in the North Dakota Badlands, Little Missouri State Park is a quiet and tranquil retreat for nature lovers. Located 19 miles north of Kildeer, the park is the sort of place you can go to get away from the daily grind and immerse yourself in pristine North Dakota backcountry for a little while.

Open from May through October, the park is best known for its hiking and horseback riding, with more than 45 miles of trails to explore. And with a range of modern and primitive campsites to choose from, the Little Missouri State Park campground is the ideal spot to rest your head for a few nights and just enjoy the serenity.

If you're …