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Public Facilities Notice

In support of efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and following guidance from local and state health authorities, American Prairie is taking a phased approach to open visitor facilities under modified operations. Learn more.

 

For the remainder of 2020, reservations for any facility may be changed or cancelled without penalty. To update your reservation, please email visit@americanprairie.org or call 406-585-4600 from Noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We ask all visitors to travel and recreate responsibly this summer by complying with guidance from local, state, and federal authorities. Visitors must observe social distancing guidelines, and no gatherings larger than 10 are permitted.

We will continue to modify operations in response to updated guidance from local, state, and federal authorities. Updates will be posted here.

Current Reserve facility information is as follows:

Antelope Creek Campground

  • Open with limited services to RV’s with bathroom facilities on board
  • Cabins, bath house and tent sites are closed
  • 2-mile nature trail is open
  • Potable water available
  • Dump station available
  • Booking and payments available online only; no cash or credit card transactions at the campground

Buffalo Camp

  • Open with limited services to RV’s with bathroom facilities on board
  • Tent sites and vault toilets are closed
  • Non-potable water available
  • Book online or deposit cash at iron ranger

John and Margaret Craighead Hut and Founders Hut

  • Open for weekends only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights)
  • 4-day vacancy window between groups
  • Guests must provide their own cookware, dishes and utensils

Dispersed Camping

  • Tent camping is available on American Prairie Reserve's deeded land following these guidelines
  • Campers in RV’s or vehicles can access state and federal land (see links on the page above for more information on the Missouri Breaks National Monument, the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Montana State Lands and Bureau of Land Management lands)

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

We are working to build additional huts, a roadside campground, 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. Remember to check out the safety considerations before you visit. 

APR donors receive a 20% discount on lodging. Give today to receive a discount code via email!

Huts on the PN

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. Read more.

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Antelope Creek Campground at Mars Vista

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, fire rings, potable water, a bathhouse with showers, and an interpretive hiking trail. Read more. 

 

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. Read more.

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Kestrel Camp

Visitors have the opportunity to explore the Reserve with unexpected amenities at Kestrel Camp, our award-winning safari-style lodging. The intimate and engaging camp accommodates private parties of 8–10, and availability is limited. Read more.  

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Dispersed Camping On APR Deeded Land and Your Public Lands

Visitors are welcome to tent camp on the Reserve's deeded land. Millions of acres of public land are also available near the Reserve’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.