Camp at Cottonwood Campground in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Camp at Cottonwood Campground in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Cottonwood Campground

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Running

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

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Kelley Dodge

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
River
Wildlife

Camp among buffalo and wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park 

Nestled right along the Little Missouri River, Cottonwood Campground offers 76 camp sites (including pull-through, back-in, and walk-in sites).

Walk-in sites sit right along the river where buffalo and wild horses are frequently spotted at dusk and dawn. Each site includes a picnic table and fire ring.

The campground offers flush toilets in-season and pit toilets year-round. Spigots for drinking water are also located throughout the campground.

Half of the sites are first come, first serve and the others can be reserved online in advance. Sites cost $14 per night in the summer season and $7 per night in the winter season.

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Fall Backpacking Trip

Planned a long weekend backpacking trip with my two boys (12 and 14) which included an overnight stay at the Cottonwood Campground. It was just before school started so plenty of open camp sites. We walked down to the Little Missouri River for some exploring and ended up squishing around bare foot on the mud bars (as opposed to sand bars) for almost two hours - great fun! In the morning we headed for the Petrified Forest Loop, but not before a herd of buffalo wandered through the campground as we were packing up. It is not often that a campground is as memorable as being out on the trail, but this one was.

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Running

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Kelley Dodge

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Drive the Scenic Loop at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Hike to the North Petrified Forest

Adventure

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