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
Current hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MT daily
October 28, 2018 through May 2019 (off-season hours): 8:00 am to 4:30 pm MT daily

Painted Canyon Visitor Center (South Unit)
Current hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm MT daily
Will close for the season on October 28, 2018.

North Unit Contact Station
Current Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CT daily
October 28 through May 2019: (off-season) open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CT Friday through Monday (closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.)

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.

Last updated: October 2, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645

Phone:

(701) 623-4466

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