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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 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:

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to the region by train, plane, or vehicle and find driving directions for your time on the Reserve.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

What you need to know about when to go, what to pack, where to stay, weather, safety, fuel and supplies. Reserve your site at Buffalo Camp today!

THINGS TO SEE

Don’t miss these scenic and historic stops and iconic prairie creatures during your trip.

THINGS TO DO

The Reserve offers something for everyone, from solo trekkers and weekend warriors to solitude seekers and fun-loving families. Learn more about recreation for all abilities.

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

Researchers, students, and groups visit throughout the year, often congregating at the Enrico Education and Science Center or Buffalo Camp.

IN THE AREA

The region surrounding American Prairie Reserve offers a diversity of experiences and services that will enrich your trip. Learn more about local communities, annual events, and attractions. 

PUBLIC ACCESS FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about public access and visiting the Reserve. 

 

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