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Jamestown Campground — Jamestown, N.D.

Jamestown Campground is an ideal stop in central North Dakota
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
$28 to $35
  • 70%

  • Jamestown Campground is an ideal stop in central North Dakota
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  • Last modified: May 29, 2016

Summary:

I stayed at Jamestown Campground in July 2015 while traveling from Montana to Minnesota. Initially, it was going to be a one-night stop, but I found the campground so accommodating that I added a day of rest to my itinerary.

Located right next to I-94, the campground is very clean and well maintained with plenty of shaded space between campsites. There are a few cabins and 16 designated tent sites. There are several amenities including a hiking trail around the entire perimeter of the campground, a playground, basketball court, horseshoe pit and even tetherball.

The Internet connection is blazing fast at 19.62 mbs download and 0.99 mbs upload when the park was nearly completely full, which is highly unusual for any campground. My Verizon service clocked in at 6.41 mbs download and 7.22 mbs upload. Nearly all of the RV sites include cable connections.

To get to the campground, people must drive along a 1.5-mile gravel road that has a washboard surface that leaves an RV vibrating considerably if traveling more than 15 mph. Interstate noise should be expected, especially on the sites facing the highway. But, further back in the park, the noise was more muted.

The noon checkout time was greatly appreciated, and people can buy a two-hour extension for $20. Bathrooms are closed after checkout time from 1 to 3 p.m. There is a small store onsite for basic supplies, but major shopping centers are located a few miles down the highway.

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Pros

  • Sites are large and level on gravel pads
  • Plenty of trees throughout park
  • Blazing fast Internet connections recorded at 19.62 mbs download and 0.99 mbs upload — at full park capacity. Verizon clocked at 6.41 mbs download and 7.22 mbs upload.
  • Small store on site for basic items, but plenty of shopping within a few miles
  • Hiking trail around perimeter of campground for people, separate hiking trail for pets
  • Picnic tables at each site
  • Recreational activities include playground,, basketball, horseshoes and tetherball.
  • Checkout time is noon, and can be extended to 2 p.m. for $20 fee
  • Pavilion free for guest use, but $30 charge if any non-registered visitors use the facility

Cons

  • Gravel road from the highway to the campground is marked with potholes and a washboard texture that causes significant when driving an RV over it.
  • The sites closest to the highway experience the most noise and are 50-amp electric only.
  • Many areas restricted to pets
  • No fires allowed in RV sites. Fires allowed only in tent sites
  • Offers discounts only to Good Sam members
  • Campground has no website and, therefore, no online reservations

About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

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