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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. 

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. 

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Huts

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.