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Where to Stay

Our huts and campgrounds provide affordable options that serve as basecamps for adventure on the prairie.

American Prairie lodging options include three huts and two campgrounds, which provide a variety of accommodations at various price points ranging from $11/night for a tent site up to $150/night for a hut that sleeps nine. These facilities are open to the public and recreation groups of all kinds, including hikers, anglers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, hunters, and paddlers. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the National Discovery Center for assistance with trip planning, and it is advised to check out the Road and Weather Conditions and the Safety Considerations page before a trip to the prairie.

Myers Family Huts on the PN

The Myers Family Huts – comprised of the Founders Hut, John and Margaret Craighead Hut, and Lewis and Clark Hut – are located on the historic PN property. The Founders Hut and John and Margaret Craighead Hut each consist of two 30-foot yurts connected by a hallway and accommodate nine people in four bunk rooms. One yurt serves as a sleeping space, and the other contains a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, 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.

The Lewis and Clark Hut is perched just above the Missouri River one mile downriver from Judith Landing. The hut includes a kitchen and dining area, three bedrooms that accommodate eight people total, a covered deck with picnic tables overlooking the river, and a detached outhouse. Read more.

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Antelope Creek Campground at Mars Vista

Antelope Creek campground is closed for the season and will re-open in late May. Reservations for the 2023 season will be available online starting in mid-January.

The Antelope Creek Campground at Mars Vista 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, potable water, a bathhouse with showers, and an interpretive hiking trail. Read more. 


Buffalo Camp

Located on the Sun Prairie property, Buffalo Camp is situated on the home range of our bison herd. The camp has seven RV sites with electric hookups and six tent platforms, vault toilets, fire rings, an amphitheater, and covered picnic areas. Read more.

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Dispersed Camping On American Prairie Deeded Land and Your Public Lands

Visitors are welcome to tent camp on the American Prairie's deeded land. Millions of acres of public land are also available near American Prairie’s deeded land for dispersed camping according to the rules and guidelines of the managing agency.

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. There are also a number of Regional Campgrounds that offer primitive sites near Fort Peck Lake and the Little Rockies.  


American Prairie Lodging Snapshot

Myers Family Huts

  • $150 per night for the entire hut, which sleeps 8 or 9 (depending on the hut)
  • Reservation required 
  • Located on the PN: westernmost property featuring breaks landscape, riverfront or cottonwood grove, primary wildlife includes mule deer, beavers, and birds
  • Check the Myers Family Hut page for more information, including dates of operation

Antelope Creek Campground at Mars Vista

  • Per night rates: Tent site = $16, RV space with full hookups = $33, Cabins = $62
  • Online booking required
  • Located on Mars Vista: off Highway 191, sage/shortgrass prairie, primary wildlife includes birds and prairie dogs
  • Check the Antelope Creek Campground page for more information, including dates of operation

Buffalo Camp 

  • Per night rates: Tent site = $11, RV space with electric only = $16
  • Online booking required
  • Located on Sun Prairie: central property, sage/shortgrass prairie, primary wildlife includes bison, prairie dogs, birds, pronghorn
  • Check the Buffalo Camp page for more information (this facility is open year-round)

 

Update: Unfortunately, we do not have the staff capacity to respond to public access/visitation emails or calls that are unrelated to reservation changes. Please refer to the information available on our website to answer questions about public access, or stop by the National Discovery Center in Lewistown to speak with an American Prairie employee. Thank you!