Backcountry camping is allowed only in the northwest area of the park. This area, north of Beaver Creek, east of Hwy. 87, south of NPS 5 and west of Highland Creek Trail, holds several different habitats - prairie, forest, and riparian - each with a variety of plants and wildlife. Several marked trails wind through that section of the park. Off-trail hiking is allowed here and throughout the park, as well.
A free permit is required for all backcountry camping. Permits are issued at the visitor center. At this time, permits are located on a bulletin board in front of the visitor center. Please follow all instructions attached to the permit.
Please call the visitor center if you have any questions: (605) 745-4600
Last updated: July 21, 2020