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Cottonwood Campground

40 Reviews

About This Campground

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…


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 75 ft.


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite


40 Reviews of Cottonwood Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Morgan Y.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2020

It's all about the park

The campsites are perfectly fine. The park is stunning. 

Leave no trace.

Ason S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2020

Love it here!

We have stayed at the Cottonwood campground in the T.R. National Park a number of times & have loved it each time!! We’ve tented &, more recently, stayed in a RV - both types of stays were great!! Love the scenic drive loop because of the gorgeous views & you are guaranteed to see some…

Chris O.
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2019

Great campground

As the only campground in TRNP South, it’s the place to be when visiting this section of the park. Most of the best sites are reservable so jump on those if you can, otherwise there are plenty of good non reservable sites as well (evens I believe). I was fortunate enough to stumble across a couple…

  • Non reservable site #52 (I believe)
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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.


46.95000034 N
103.532222 W

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