Permits & Reservations

Camping Reservations

All camping reservations are taken through also takes reservations 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, click here.


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, commercial filming and/or photography, 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:

Backcountry Permits
First Amendment Activities and Demonstrations
Commercial Filming and Photography ($50 Application Fee plus additional fees)
Weddings ($50)
Scattering of Ashes

Conducting Research in the Park

Last updated: February 6, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


(701) 623-4466

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