About This Campground
National Park Service
For people visiting the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Cottonwood Campground is a great place to stay. Located five miles from the entrance to the South Unit of the park, the campground is open year-round.
Hikers can access the estimated 70 miles of trails within a…
- Tent Sites
- RV Sites
- Standard (Tent/RV)
- Tent Cabin
- ADA Access
- Picnic Table
- Firewood Available
- Phone Service
- Drinking Water
- Sanitary Dump
- Pull-Through Sites
- Max Length: 75 ft.
- Drive InPark next to your campsite
- Walk InPark in a lot, walk to your campsite
Beautiful spot on Little Missouri River. Medora is cool little town and Maah Daah Hey trail is epic single track for bikes. Unfortunately no off-road biking in National Park so use Sully Creek State Park trailhead. Bison regularly pass through campground on way to river.
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Camped late April for 5 days, so it was offseason one pit toilet open one water spigot open in the campground. There are two loops, the south look which is tenting and smaller sized trailer sites but it was not yet open while we were there, The North Loop is mainly pull through sites and can…
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The campsites are perfectly fine. The park is stunning.
Leave no trace.
Cottonwood Campground is located in North Dakota
The South Unit entrance is in Medora, ND. Medora is accessible via Interstate 94 Exits 24 and 27 in North Dakota. Please note exit 27 is a westbound exit only. Medora is 133 miles west of Bismarck, ND and 27 miles east of the Montana state line.