Upcoming Opportunities to Visit
There are numerous opportunities to visit American Prairie Reserve, from volunteer vacations to outfitted and guided nature trips. For more information, please click the links below:
Ongoing Opportunities to Visit
Established in 2004, American Prairie Reserve provides abundant wildlife watching, outstanding scenery and a true sense of the wide open. Thriving herds of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, pronghorn and the majestic American bison roam these grasslands. Resident and migrating birds fill the sky. Numerous Native American and homestead-era historical sites are preserved for your enjoyment and education. Stunning vistas provide a terrific backdrop for a long hike, bike ride or auto tour. We invite you to enjoy this inspirational landscape and learn more about our vision for creating a multi-million acre wildlife complex, open and accessible to current and future generations.
When to Go
The prairie is worth a visit any time of year and can be explored via hiking, walking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or snowshoeing. It is a serene and peaceful place where one can enjoy a bit of solitude.
In the spring, bird watching is fantastic, and if you’re an early riser, you could even see sage grouse carry out their complex courting ritual, called lekking. In the summer, you can fish and canoe on Fort Peck Lake or attend community events in local towns. Hunting is a popular sport in the fall, and winter is a great time to explore by snowshoe and cross-country skis.