Top Equestrian Camping near Killdeer, ND

Do you love the outdoors and horses? If you're looking for a rustic but comfortable experience, horse camping in Killdeer is the way to go. Finding a place to camp in North Dakota with your horse is easier than ever. These scenic and easy-to-reach Killdeer campsites are perfect for equestrian campers.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Killdeer, ND (9)

    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Missouri State Park Campground

    1.

    Little Missouri State Park Campground

    7 Reviews
    36 Photos
    24 Saves
    Killdeer, North Dakota

    Little Missouri State Park is situated along the Little Missouri River, just a short distance west of where it empties into Lake Sakakawea. The park can be accessed by way of Killdeer, 20 miles to the south, or New Town, 45 miles to the northeast. This 4,600-acre park consisting of rugged Badland terrain and river wetlands was established in 1971, however has been increasingly encroached upon by oil drilling operations since 2011. Despite this, there’s still plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the scenery on more than 45 miles of hiking and riding trails throughout the park.

    The park offers 35 drive-in campsites, including primitive tent sites, modern RV sites with electricity, and large group shelter sites. Most sites are in open, grassy areas and are equipped with picnic tables and fire pits. The campground features vault toilets, a shower house, picnic shelters, and a dump station. As a popular equestrian park, there are horse corral, a round pen, and hay is available for purchase. Dogs are permitted in the park, but must remain leashed. Camping is available from May through October. Individual sites are $12–$15/night; group sites are $60–$100/night; reservations accepted.

    From the campground at Little Missouri State Park, hikers and horseback riders have access to more than 45 miles of trails for exploring the nearby badlands on the adjacent public and private lands. Visitors can download a trail map from the park’s website, or obtain one at the park. Trails are color-coded to show their ratings, from easy to difficult, and interconnected segments allow for short or long hikes and rides. Equestrians are required to remain on designated horse trails, and riders need to obtain horse passes at the park. Visitors should inquire about trail conditions before heading into the badlands area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from CCC Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from CCC Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from CCC Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from CCC Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from CCC Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from CCC Campground

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    CCC Campground

    14 Reviews
    71 Photos
    72 Saves
    Grassy Butte, North Dakota

    This newly remodeled campground is a favorite among Maah Daah Hey Trail users.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Medora Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Medora Campground
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    Medora Campground

    36 Reviews
    93 Photos
    136 Saves
    Medora, North Dakota

    If you're looking for campgrounds in Medora, ND, consider Medora Campground. Conveniently located on the west side of Medora, the Medora Campground is the perfect place to set up your basecamp for adventure in the Badlands.

    You can choose between our hook-up spaces or our primitive camping area, whichever makes your Medora experience perfect. Facility amenities include:

    -150 campsites of varying sizes.

    -FREE Wi-Fi

    -Access to bathroom and shower facilities

    -RV waste station

    -Playground for the kids

    -And a new General Store with many of the provisions you might need -- plus a laundry facility to help clean up your gear after a day in the Badlands.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sully Creek State Park — Sully Creek State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Sully Creek State Park — Sully Creek State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Sully Creek State Park — Sully Creek State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Sully Creek State Park — Sully Creek State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Sully Creek State Park — Sully Creek State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Sully Creek State Park — Sully Creek State Recreation Area

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    Sully Creek State Park — Sully Creek State Recreation Area

    27 Reviews
    78 Photos
    100 Saves
    Medora, North Dakota

    Just south of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and a couple miles from the town of Medora, Sully Creek State Park is located in the heart of North Dakota’s Badlands. This small park provides easy access to the Little Missouri River for paddlers and anglers, and serves as a launch point for the 170-mile Maah Daah Hey and the 50-mile Maah Daah Hey II trails. These two scenic trails invite hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders to discover the Badlands’ peaks, plateaus, prairies, and wetlands—just as Roosevelt saw them more than a century ago. Sully Creek also makes an ideal basecamp for exploring the nearby national park in a quieter setting, or if the park’s facilities are full.

    Sully Creek offers 41 spacious campsites in three open, grassy areas: Whitetail Flats, Cedar, and Little Muddy Breaks. Whitetail Flats offers open, grassy, pull-through sites that can accommodate large RVs; Cedar is a wooded loop with pull-through and back-in sites for smaller RVs and tent campers; Little Muddy Breaks is an open area designated for horse campers, and features corrals and a round pen. All sites are equipped with picnic tables, and there are vault toilets, a shower house, drinking water, and a dump station available; hookups are not available at this location. Dogs are permitted in the park, but must remain leashed. Camping is available from April through November. Campsites are $12/night; reservations accepted.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Magpie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Magpie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Magpie Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Magpie Campground

    5.

    Magpie Campground

    8 Reviews
    15 Photos
    85 Saves
    Grassy Butte, North Dakota

    Turn west on Road #712 at the Magpie Camp sign, located 1.5 miles north of Fairfield on Highway 85; travel 15.5 miles on gravel road #712. The campground is located ¼ mile northeast off road # 712. A day use parking lot right adjacent to the MDH trail is located ½ mile south of the campground. This fenced camp features 11 camp spurs. A handicap accessible vault toilet and a potable water well are available during the summer months. A convenient meeting area for those traveling to Devil's Pass or the Ice Caves. A great shaded area in the summer!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $6 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Schnell Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Schnell Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Schnell Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from BLM Schnell Recreation Area
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    6.

    BLM Schnell Recreation Area

    4 Reviews
    5 Photos
    7 Saves
    Dickinson, North Dakota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $5 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Wannagan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wannagan Campground
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    Wannagan Campground

    2 Reviews
    6 Photos
    53 Saves
    Medora, North Dakota

    A great meeting area for the north end of the Buffalo Gap Trail. The switchbacks located on the Maah Daah Hey Trail offer a sweeping vista of the region, including a scenic view of many large buttes.

    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Roundup Group Horse Camp — Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Roundup Group Horse Camp — Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Roundup Group Horse Camp — Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Roundup Group Horse Camp — Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Roundup Group Horse Camp — Theodore Roosevelt National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Roundup Group Horse Camp — Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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    Roundup Group Horse Camp — Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    1 Review
    6 Photos
    5 Saves
    Medora, North Dakota

    Overview

    For groups with or without horses visiting the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Roundup Horse Campground is a great place to stay. Located 12 miles (19 km) from the entrance to the South Unit of the park, the campground is open from May 1 to October 31.

    Recreation

    Hikers and horseback riders can access the estimated 70 miles (113 km) of trails within a short distance of the campground. Visit the Hiking and Trail Information page on the park website or stop at a Visitor Center for more details.

    Facilities

    Hikers and horseback riders can access the estimated 70 miles (113 km) of trails within a short distance of the campground. Visit the Hiking and Trail Information page on the park website or stop at a Visitor Center for more details.

    Natural Features

    The Little Missouri River is the central, unifying feature of this wild and broken land where, as a young man, Theodore Roosevelt ranched and hunted in the 1880s. The park is part of both the Northern Great Plains and the West, blending a rich natural beauty with diverse human history. The rugged topography, with its flora and fauna, also provides an opportunity to discover the badlands environment as Roosevelt once did. It is a place to experience a land and way of life that helped shape Theodore Roosevelt's attitudes and philosophy regarding conservation. Cottonwood trees surrounding the campsite turn golden in the fall.

    Nearby Attractions

    The town of Medora has shopping, restaurants, amenities and the Medora Musical is located approximately 12 miles to the south. The Little Missouri National Grasslands is the largest National Grassland in the nation at 1.03 million acres. It is located in western North Dakota and is managed by the Medora Ranger District in Dickinson, ND and the McKenzie Ranger District in Watford City, ND. The National Grassland provides additional recreation opportunities in the area.

    • Fires
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Boots Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Boots Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Boots Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Boots Campground

    9.

    Boots Campground

    4 Reviews
    7 Photos
    14 Saves
    Medora, North Dakota

    Boots RV and Cabin Campground is located one mile outside of Historic Medora, ND. We have 16 RV spots with full electrical and water hookups, as well as 3 cabins for daily VRBO/Airbnb rentals. This is the perfect campground if you’re looking for a spacious place to stay with beautiful views of the badlands outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Indulge yourself in Medora’s activities full of history, incredible scenery, inspiring hikes, and camping!

    We can accommodate RVs up to 60 ft with 30/50 amp, full hookups, pull-throughs and back-ins. WiFi available!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 / night


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