Operating Hours & Seasons

The park is open 24 hours a day, year-round. Please note that the North Unit operates on Central time, while the South Unit operates on Mountain time.

Visitor Centers:

South Unit Visitor Center
Open daily 8:00 am to 4:30 pm MT

Painted Canyon Visitor Center
Open daily 9:00 am to 4:30 pm MT
Painted Canyon Visitor Center will be closed for the season beginning October 31, 2016.

North Unit Contact Station
Open Thursday- Monday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CT **Closed Tuesday and Wednesday**
The main visitor center has been closed due to a structural failure. A temporary visitor contact station is in use while planning and construction are underway for a new permanent facility.

Campgrounds:

Cottonwood Campground
Open all year. Limited services from mid-October to mid-May. Fees collected year-round.

Juniper Campground
Open all year. Limited services from mid-October to mid-May. Fees collected year-round.

Portions of the South Unit Scenic Loop Drive and North Unit Scenic Road may be closed in winter due to snow and ice. Check the status of the park roads.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645

Phone:

(701) 623-4466

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