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Following guidance from local and state health authorities American Prairie is taking a phased approach to open visitor facilities under modified operations. The health of our communities, visitors and staff is our top priority. We will continue to adjust our operations to support public health efforts and you can check this page for our latest visitor information and the status of our public facilities.

We ask all visitors to travel and recreate responsibly this summer by complying with guidance from local, state, and federal authorities.

The latest information on travel in Montana is available on the Visit Montana COVID-19 Travel Updates web page, which includes links to the Montana Department of Health and Human Services and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Current Reserve facility information can be found on our Where to Stay page.

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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