Nestled in a wild grassland, and dotted with cottonwood trees at the south end of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Cottonwood Campground is a great base camp for exploring the wild west town of Medora, the park’s incredible ring road, and the miles and miles of hiking trails that crisscross the landscape. Your perfect itinerary should include a morning hike, an afternoon jaunt into town, followed by a sunset drive around the park to search for glimpses of elk, prairie dogs, bison, and wild horses. When the starry sky envelops your campsite in a majestic embrace, you’ll agree with us—it’s one of the most magical places on earth. `
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
37 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


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July 6th, 2016

Great campground for beginners. We were in a walk-in tent so there wasn't much privacy, but it was quiet enough. The pull-in spots are more enclosed by trees. Water spouts and dumpster was very close by and the bathrooms were central and equipped with flush toilets and sinks.

A bison herd behind some campsites one early morning
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December 11th, 2016
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
North Dakota
United States
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46.95° N, 103.532° W
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Tent Only: 6 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 30 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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