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American RV Stay And Play

8 sites · RVs1 acre · South Heart, ND
We are a cozy little property right in the beautiful town of South Heart, just about 25 minutes from Medora and approximately 10 minutes from Dickinson. We are located just blocks from the Pheasant Country Golf Course and also blocks from the famous 'I Don't Know Bar'. We have four big rig-friendly 100-ft pull-through lots with full RV hookups and 50-ft back in spots plus a lot for weekly and monthly rentals. We have 30 and 50 amp options. Be sure to follow us on Facebook! (It won't let us put the link lol) REMINDER: There are no available bathrooms or showers on the property at this point. By reserving a space, you agree to adhere to the following rules: American RV Stay and Play has a no refund policy, however, for extreme circumstances, we may consider a refund on a case-by-case basis. Minimum age for renting a spot is 21 years of age, and all campers and guests are responsible for following the rules listed on the reservation form. Prepayment is required for all stays. Check in is at 1pm. Check out is at 11am. Pick up after your pet; this includes waste and food. Pets must always be on a leash if outside of your rv and not in a penned area. Make sure waste is kept in the provided garbage container at the north property entrance and not outside of your RV. Dispose of RV black and grey tank contents properly in the sewer pipe and do not dump on the ground. Absolutely no shooting firearms on property. No lighting fireworks on property without permission. Please be respectful of other campers, and keep your outside area tidy and any detached items inside when you are not at your RV. We do not have a bath/shower house on the property at this point, and we apologize for this inconvenience. By reserving an RV spot at American RV Stay and Play, you agree to receive emails on upcoming events, updates and other American RV Stay and Play information. We do not spam people or sell information, so don't worry about that! By reserving a space, you agree to follow the rules above and will be responsible for your guests, campers, pets, personal belongings, vehicles and the RV you bring with you during my stay. If these rules are not followed by you or your guests, you may be asked to leave and not provided a refund, per American RV Stay and Play's no refund policy. Thank you for respecting your RV lot, and email us with any questions at
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The best camping near Sully Creek State Park guide



In the epicenter of the North Dakota badlands, near Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park, you’ll find the wonderful Sully Creek State Park. When the Little Missouri River is flowin’ high, canoeing the river’s 274 miles is an excellent way to see the badlands from a different perspective. Plus, it’s the state’s only State Scenic River, so you know it’s kind of a big deal. Other fun activities include hiking and mountain biking, with the 120-mile long Maah Daah Hey Trail being a fan favorite. The park is primitive, but there are corrals available for equestrians, and there’s a small campground with vault toilets. Plan your trip early, as this park is seasonal, and is only open from April 1 to November 30.

Notable campgrounds

  • Modern Campsites: Equipped with electricity and water, these sites offer a touch of comfort in the wilderness.
  • Modern Equestrian Campsites: These sites cater to horse lovers, featuring corral access and essential utilities.
  • Primitive Campsites: For a more rustic experience, these sites provide a true sense of adventure under the stars.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book your campsite 95 days in advance to secure your ideal spot.
  • Utilize the online reservation system or call the call center at 800-807-4723 for assistance.
  • Review the full list of park fees in the Fees & Facilities Brochure to plan your budget accordingly.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding the perfect site.

When to go

The best time to visit Sully Creek State Park is during the spring and early summer when the weather is mild and the park's activities are in full swing. However, be mindful of the early spring river conditions for water activities. Winters can be harsh, making some activities and access to certain areas more challenging.

Know before you go

  • Remember to purchase a horse pass if you're planning on equestrian activities, with daily and annual options available.
  • Pets are welcome but must remain on a leash, with designated off-leash areas available.
  • Check-in for your campsite is at 4pm, and checkout is at 3pm on the last day of your reservation.
  • Always clean up after your horse in corrals and use areas to maintain the park's natural beauty.
  • Download the free Avenza maps app for detailed maps of North Dakota State Park and Recreation Areas.

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