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Cottonwood Campground (nd)

Scoria Point, North Dakota
61 Reviews
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About This Campground

National Park Service

Overview

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.

Recreation

Hikers can access the estimated 70 miles…

Reservation Info

Odd-numbered sites are reservable May through September. All campsites are first come, first served the rest of the year. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance and no less than 5 days before your arrival. The group site is available by reservation only. Group site reservations begin…

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Location

Cottonwood Campground (nd) is located in North Dakota

Detail location of campground

Directions

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.

Address

315 2ND AVE
MEDORA, ND 58645

Coordinates

46.95000034 N
103.532222 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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61 Reviews

Deb M.
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2022

Beautiful and rustic

Cottonwood is located inside the NP, so an extra admission fee of $30 is required. The sites are fairly wooded, but some are very small and oddly placed. The bathroom is a brand new building with flush toilets, it’s just too bad they did not add showers. Water spigots are plenty throughout the…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Lauren M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2022

Perfect!

This was a last minute stop and I’m so glad I stopped here! The sites are well maintained. The bathrooms are so clean and seem new. The hikes in the area are great. The baby buffaloes are so darn cute!

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Month of VisitSeptember
Jackie F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2022

Bare Bones

This is a great spot if you’re looking to stay in the park. It’s the only in-park campground. Convenient and just past the Medora entrance station.

There are no services however and this is almost borderline boondocking here. But it’s right off the river and pets are allowed. Bison walk through…

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Month of VisitSeptember

Location

Cottonwood Campground (nd) is located in North Dakota

Detail location of campground

Directions

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.

Address

315 2ND AVE
MEDORA, ND 58645

Coordinates

46.95000034 N
103.532222 W

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