Camping at Theodore Roosevelt

Choosing a Campground

Look over a map to see which unit(s) of the park you plan to visit and where you're likely to camp. Juniper Campground is located in the park's North Unit, 15 miles south of Watford City. Cottonwood Campground is located 5 miles north of Medora in the park's South Unit. Camping with horses is limited to the Roundup Group Horse Camp in the South Unit, available by reservation only.

First Come, First Served

All the standard campsites in Juniper Campground (North Unit) and half the standard sites in Cottonwood Campground (South Unit) are offered on a first come, first served basis.


The group site and half the standard campsites in Cottonwood Campground, the Juniper Campground group site, and Roundup Group Horse Camp are available by reservation.

To make reservations, go to or call 1-877-444-6777. (Theodore Roosevelt National Park cannot make reservations.)

General Information, Cottonwood and Juniper Campground

  • open year-round (limited amenities and reduced rates in winter)
  • restrooms with flush toilets (summer only) and pit toilets (year-round)
  • no shower facilities
  • potable water and RV tank fill stations
  • dump station (Juniper Campground only)
  • no electric or sewer hookups
  • sites of various configurations, many large enough to accommodate trailers and large RVs
  • Raised grills for cooking and campfires (no firewood sold in the park, do not bring firewood from locations outside North Dakota)
  • Pets are permitted but should never be left unattended and must be maintained on a leash.

More Information

Campground regulations
Cottonwood Campground
Juniper Campground
Roundup Group Horse Campground


Group Sites

Cottonwood Campground and Juniper Campground each have one group site for groups of 6 or larger, available by reservation only. Additionally, the Roundup Group Horse Campground is a separate campground in the South Unit for camping with horses. It is a reservation-only campground.

To make reservations, contact or call 1-877-444-6777. (Theodore Roosevelt National Park cannot make reservations.)



We are now charging Summer Rates. There are no set dates for Summer and Winter rates to take effect. Winter rates take effect when water pipes are turned off to avoid freezing, usually October through early May.

Summer Rates
Individual Site - $14.00/night
Group Site - $30.00/night
Roundup Horse Camp - $40.00/night

Winter Rates
Individual Site - $7.00

*Senior and Access Pass holders receive 50% off camping rates (individual sites only)


Backcountry Camping

Hikers and horseback riders who choose to spend the night in the park's backcountry can do so by filling out a free Backcountry Permit in the North or South Unit Visitor Centers. There are no developed backcountry campsites or facilities. For more information, see backcountry camping.

Last updated: June 6, 2018

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PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


(701) 623-4466

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