If you've ever wanted to go explore North Dakota's Badlands with your furry pal but want to skip out on the stuffy hotels, don't worry! You have options in the city of Medora, made famous by Theodore Roosevelt back in the '60s. One of the main draws lies just outside of civilization at the national park named after the famous president.
Red Tail Campground is one of two establishments that offer camping with hookups in Medora. Tent camping is also allowed here at a specially designated area separate from the RV and trailer lots. Don't come looking for spacious campsites and blazing campfires, because neither are present here.
The city prohibits wood fires, meaning the only kinds you may have at the campground are propane or charcoal flames in a grill, which the park does provide. WiFi is available throughout the property, though users report that it is spotty. A small camp store can be found on the grounds where you can grab all of the last-minute supplies you need for your stay.
Nightly rates begin at $25 for a tent campsite with no more than two guests and go all the way up to $40 for a lot with full-hookup options.
Most people just use the campground as a place to crash after exploring the wonders of this historic region. Medora is home to "Medora Musical", a spectacle that over 4 million visitors have enjoyed! Red Trail is close to this attraction along with countless eateries like Theodore's Dining Room and Badlands Pizza Parlor. After a night full of western fun, you can stroll back to the campground and keep the good times rolling. Though quiet time officially starts at 11 PM, the rule seems to be lenient.
Be sure to have your canine camper leashed throughout your stay at this facility, and remember to quickly and correctly clean up any messes they leave behind.
For a no-frills place to stay that gives you easy access to all of the gems of Medora, check out Red Trails Campground!