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Where to Stay

American Prairie Reserve offers a variety of accommodations in all price ranges and that appeal to a wide range of travelers. 

A new hut system and a roadside campground will open in 2018. In coming years, we will build additional huts and backcountry campgrounds. These facilities are open to the public and recreation groups of all kinds, including hikers, anglers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, hunters, and paddlers.

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The hut-to-hut system provides visitors with a base camp from which to explore the prairie.  In the tradition of other hut systems around the world our huts offer comfortable and affordable accommodations. The Founders Hut and John and Margaret Craighead Hut each consist of 30-foot yurts connected by a hallway and accommodate nine people in four bunk rooms. One yurt serves as sleeping space, the other contains a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, a library, and interpretive displays. A third connected yurt contains a composting toilet and a changing area.  Solar panels power LED lighting, a refrigerator, and an outlet for charging small electronics. For those who would like to travel even lighter, Lewis and Clark Trail Adventures may be booked to provide meals, sleeping bags, and guided trip options.

Antelope Creek Campground– COMING SOON!

The Antelope Creek Campground is located seven miles north of the Missouri River along US 191. Antelope Creek has 12 RV sites with power, four small rental cabins (each sleeps 4), five drive-in tent platforms and three walk-in tent platforms, fire rings, potable water, a bathhouse with showers, and an interpretive hiking trail.

Buffalo Camp

Located on the Sun Prairie Unit, Buffalo Camp is situated on the home range of our bison herd. The camp has seven RV sites with electric hook ups and six tent platforms, a supply of non-potable water, vault toilets, fire rings, an amphitheater, and covered picnic areas.

Dispersed Camping On Your Public Lands

Millions of acres of public land are available near the Reserve’s deeded land for dispersed camping according to the rules and guidelines of the managing agency. 

Educational Trips at the Enrico Education & Science Center

Located on Sun Prairie, the Enrico Education & Science Center hosts researchers, artists, and students of all ages. The center is set up with a large shared kitchen, living space, and bedrooms with one or two beds. A large wrap-around porch provides outdoor meeting and dining place during the summer. A projector, work desks, and a smaller meeting room also are available at the Enrico Center. To inquire about scheduling a visit, please write to

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

We also encourage you to find Lodging in Local Communities, which offer a range of lodging options as well as fuel, supplies, and dining, and there are a number of Regional Campgrounds that offer primitive sites near Fort Peck Lake and the Little Rockies.