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Buffalo Camp

Opened in 2011, Buffalo Camp is located 50 miles south of Malta and 4 miles north of the C.M.R. National Wildlife Refuge.

Situated close to a variety of recreation opportunities, the campground has 13 sites (6 tent and 7 RV) and provides non-potable water, vault toilets and an amphitheater for $10/night (without electricity) and $15/night (with electricity). Travel to Buffalo Camp is on gravel and unimproved roads.

Tent sites have large, low-impact platforms with tie-down cleats. In addition to an information kiosk and 2 group pavilions with tables, you’ll also find a 1-mile hiking trail, geocaching opportunities, and a prairie dog town nearby.

Reservations

Buffalo Camp is open year-round. Tent and RV sites can now be reserved online! Of the 13 campsites, 2 tent and 2 camper sites are non-reservable and are first-come, first-served. For questions and group stays, please contact us at mail@americanprairie.org or 877-273-1123. 

Getting Here

Download the Buffalo Camp Brochure for additional details and driving directions. More travel information is available here. 

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Campground Rules

  • Buffalo Camp is a NO SHOOTING area.
  • Pack it in, pack it out.
  • Use the “Iron Ranger” drop box for camping fees & comments.
  • Maximum stay is seven days.
  • Quiet hours are 9PM to 7AM.
  • Generator hours are 11AM to 2PM only.
  • Do not approach or feed wildlife and bison.
  • Vehicles must stay on designated roads.
  • Respect your neighbors.
  • Fires only allowed in fire rings.
  • Wood gathering allowed; no cutting of standing trees.
  • No fireworks allowed.

 

The Reserve encourages all visitors to follow Leave No Trace principles during your trip, including during your stay at Buffalo Camp.

Bringing horses to the area? Learn more about camping with horses.

 
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