Campfires are currently prohibited on American Prairie deeded land due to extreme wildland fire danger.
Our huts and campgrounds provide affordable options that serve as basecamps for adventure on the prairie. These facilities are open to the public and recreation groups of all kinds, including hikers, anglers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, hunters, and paddlers.
The Myers Family Huts provide 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 two 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.
The newly opened 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.