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A Cheap Alternative

A cheaper alternative to TRNP’s Juniper Campground. This campground offers beautiful panoramic views of the North Dakota Badlands. Additionally, you can access the Maah Daah Hey Trail and explore the Badlands from here. The campground is well kept and is typically pretty quiet. There are no showers, but there is toilets and accessible drinking water.

Tight and dusty, but close to Teddy Roosevelt

We stayed 3 nights in a PT FHU for $177. The sites are dusty red dirt (but that's the natural landscape of the area) and a little close together. The staff is very friendly and they have a small store on site. There's a picnic table, but it was very hot outside without shade. There's a great creek within walking distance that you can cool off in and let the dogs run around. The proximity to Teddy Roosevelt NP is the winner to stay!

Beautiful

Bbeautiful and quiet. Super close to Medora ND

Perfect for fishing

Its perfect for fishing and kayaking

A beautiful camp!

This camp is wonderful, and I would definitely stay here again!

Completely wonderful!

This is a great campsite and it is very cost effective!

Peaceful and Close to Trails

This is a more affordable campsite that many people forget about when they go to Medora. This site is cost effective and beautiful!

An awesome place for hiking

Its more of a "back to wilderness" kind of camping. Not a bunch of luxurious amenities, but, camping as it should be.

Love this place!

Family friendly, great for tent camping and R.V.’s. The River is your backyard, great for hiking and lots of wildlife to see! No showers.

First to Review
Great scenic campsite, wonderful tree filled area where there typically aren’t many, or any really.

A little difficult to access if you’ve never been but worth it. Direct access to 100+ miles of the Maah Daah Hey trail!

Amazing step back intime

Amazing place to learn about history of North Dakota.this is where Sitting Bull and his son surrendered and Lewis and Clark Trading Post. They do demonstrations on old time trades.

Basic campground

Large campground area. Fire pits, large camp spots but close together. Two small cabins . Beds only. Small store. Lake. But most of the time it isn't clean enough to swim or fish in.

Lots to see an do

Pro's- Close to the town of Medora with so much to do for families. Wildlife is abundant in the park. Nice clean campground. Large spaces for tents and RV's. Deer, prarie dogs, bison, turkeys…and wild horses!

Con's- Road construction going into the park with around 10-20 minute wait.

Close to Theodore Roosevelt NP

This park is close to Theodore Roosevelt National Park The bathroom and shower were clean. That’s the end of the good news. The sites are small and very tight. We couldn’t open our canopy. When we stepped out our door we were looking right in the window of the neighbors. Lots of dust and bugs. The staff was not very friendly. They have the only campground in town, and know it. Next time I will camp 20 miles away and drive to the park.

A bargain at twice the price

We spent two nights at this campground in early October. We had it nearly to ourselves.

A couple things to note:

October can be cold! It got down below freezing in the first week of October.

It gets windy. There's a site in the B loop that offers a good amount of protection from wind from most directions.

The Maah Daah Hey and Long X trails start at this campground. We did a great 11ish mile mountain bike loop by heading up Maah Daah Hey and down Long X.

There's a well here, but the water looked pretty brown. We boiled it.

Juniper campground at Theodore Roosevelt National Park August 2018

This is a good solid campground that was almost full when we arrived, but we were able to choose a nice spot. There was water available but it had a funny taste, they had recently had some problems and were treating the water. The park rangers here were awesome and so helpful. No shower facilities, but flushing toilets with running water was fine. Lots of great trails and. Is on roam freely. Funny tidbit, the campground is on the border of the time zone border, so my devices would change times and I thought there was a problem, took me a while to figure it out.

Good park on lake sakakawea

We were lucky as we camped here in late August 2018, the week prior they had record highs of 109! We had our choice of tent sites, and were right on lake front. Facilities were acceptable. Lots of bugs and flies, but we managed!

Back to Basics

I think I have found my favorite campground. Has 3 section one I think is for larger campers though there are only about 10 sites. Another is for horses and has corrals with the sites. The one I stayed in is for smaller campers. Quiet and primative with others that wanted to get back to nature. Not one single generator!! Sites are shaded and private.

Cheap and noisy.

Right on the highway so loud traffic all night. 1 pit toilet, 4 sites with picnic tables. Easy walk to a great view of the badlands. The sign says it is $6 a night but there is no method to pay so it was free. 10 minutes from the gate to the North unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Best camping experience to date!

We were one of a few campers in this campground. Amazingly vast and wild! Highly recommend!!! We woke up to find bison all around us. Truly a beautiful and unique experience I'll never forget.

Riding

great place for going on rides and over night visits. see lots of people hiking the trails and bringing their dogs.

Decent views, RV heavy.

Nice little spot only ten minutes from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Lots of RV traffic which comes with lots of generator noise.

Pit toilets, and a shower house that gives you eight minutes for $1. Sites are reservable and cost $12 a night but there is a day use fee of $7 that is not included in the site fee. $19 a night unless you have a ND state parks pass. Tent sites have lots of shade and the RV and equestrian areas are pretty exposed.

Secluded little campsite

We didn't make a reservation and were able to get a site. We were there by 8am and it seemed like we were the first ones looking for a site. The host was great and gave us great recommendations. We ended up picking a back in campsite. Our site had a picnic table and an elevated grill. There was a water station across the street but the water was yellow and tasted gross. The bathroom was a bit of a further walk but not too bad.

The temperatures were nice. It wasn't too cold in the morning. Be careful with wildlife, there was a bison that walked by a neighboring campsite but was pretty harmless. He was just grazing.

Great place to view the stars.

Nice sites

Nice campground, with restrooms/showers, playground, amphitheater, picnic tables. Pull through sites, tents sites, cabins. Close access to Lake Sakakawea, within walking distance.

Nice campground

Nice, well cared for campground. A lot of trees separating campsites. Very friendly camp host, nice clean restrooms and showers.

Much to be desired

Not much privacy. The site or group site that we stay at has no grass, is on top of a hill with no protection or privacy which most of the campground is similar. There is also a bar just around the corner which gets quite noisy if bands are playing on the weekends. There is one restroom facility with showers.

Teddy Roosevelt Would Be Proud

We stayed here over one night while driving from Wisconsin out to Glacier National Park. This campsite is on the southern end of the park close to I-94 exit.

I just love this place! The feel of the park is unlike anything I've experienced in that it is expansive, rough, beautiful, unforgiving, and remarkably unforgettable.

Keep these things in mind:

  1. This campground has amenities that are not kept up very well. Toilets are on the dirty side with outside critters coming inside.
  2. There is a sense of roughing it even without being out there all alone. This isn't a "pretty park," but rather a natural park.
  3. You will see Bison and you will see prairie dogs. All other wild beasts are hit or miss. The prairie dog fields are beyond belief in their quantity. I mean there are a TON of PDs.

The families that were there were nice and talkative if you engaged them. Truly a pleasant experience.

Do yourself a favor and drive/hike the park before it opens to the public. Unabated driving for the views is worth it and only compliments your morning Joe.

Neat western campground

Pretty tight, but other than that gorgeous. Very close to town, the river , and the national park. Many things to do in town and enjoy the Medora Musical

beauty and simplicity

great spot- lots of room and easy access to wade in the river. minimal but can’t beat it! will be back for sure

Close to bison crossing

Along the Little Missouri River, this is a nice place to connect with nature. Set in the park, restroom is a bit of a walk, sites are tucked away from main park traffic-which was minimal when we visited in August. We saw: elk, deer in velvet, bison, prairie dogs,horses, spectacular stars. It’s very close to Medora and all the little wholesome town has to offer.