Public Facilities Temporarily Closed
The health of our communities, visitors, and staff is our top priority. In support of efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), American Prairie visitor facilities are temporarily closed to the public as of March 16. Those facilities include Buffalo Camp, Kestrel Camp, Antelope Creek Campground, John and Margaret Craighead Hut, and Founders Hut.
The booking of new reservations is suspended through May. Existing reservations may be changed or cancelled with no penalty. We are still accepting reservations for June through December. However, if conditions require that facilities remain closed, we will reach out to reservation holders via email 30 days prior to your visit. To update your reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-585-4600 from Noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Reopening dates will be posted here, and will be determined based on the most current recommendations from State and Federal authorities.
American Prairie Reserve is working to offer a boundless nature experience for all walks of life.
Although the Reserve is constantly expanding as we purchase new habitat, it's a place that you can already enjoy and explore. Herds of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, pronghorn and the majestic American bison roam these grasslands. Resident and migrating birds fill the sky. 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 driving tour.
We invite you to request a map and visit this inspirational landscape and learn more about our vision for creating the largest nature reserve in the lower 48 states, open and accessible to current and future generations. Currently, the Reserve provides a wide range of visitation options, from self-guided, independent trips to safari-style experiences. Explore the pages below to learn more:
Travel to the region by train, plane, or vehicle and find driving directions for your time on the Reserve.
The Reserve currently offers huts, tent and RV camping, and dispersed camping on your public lands.
What you need to know about when to go, what to pack, things to do, and things to see.
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In support of efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), American Prairie visitor facilities are temporarily closed to the public.