Permits & Reservations

Camping Reservations

All camping reservations are taken through Reservations are also taken by phone at 1 (877) 444-6777.

Types of Sites Available for Reservation:
Regular campsites (no electric hookups) in Cottonwood Campground (South Unit)
Group Site in Cottonwood Campground (South Unit)
Roundup Horse Camp Group Site (South Unit)
Group Site in Juniper Campground (North Unit)

For more campground information, visit the camping page.

Backcountry Camping

Camping outside of the park's developed campgrounds requires a free Backcountry Camping Permit. Permits are issued upon arrival to the North or South Unit Visitor Centers.


Special Use Permits

The Special Use Permit authorizes activities that benefit an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large: and that require written authorization and management control in order to protect park resources and the public interest.

Examples include: weddings, memorializations, special assemblies, First Amendment activities, athletic events, firearms, or collecting resource materials require a special use permit be acquired in advance. For more information please contact the Park Special Use Coordinator at (701) 623-4466.

A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:

  1. Provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large;
  2. Requires written authorization and some degree of management control from the National Park Service (NPS) in order to protect park resources and the public interest;
  3. Is not prohibited by law or regulation;
  4. Is not initiated, sponsored, or conducted by the NPS; and
  5. Is not managed under a concession contract, a recreation activity for which the NPS charges a fee, or a lease.

Please visit the following pages for information related to your event:


Last updated: December 12, 2021

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PO Box 7
Medora , ND 58645


701 623-4466

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