Roundup Group Horse Camp Overview
For groups with or without horses visiting the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Roundup Horse Campground is a great place to stay. Located 12 miles from the entrance to the South Unit of the park, the campground is open from May 1 - October 31.
RecreationHikers and horseback riders can access the estimated 70 miles of trails within a short distance of the campground; please stop at a Visitor Center for more details.
FacilitiesToilets, drinking water and picnic tables are provided at this facility. The site can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. The site can accommodate up to 20 people with 20 horses or 30 people without horses. There are no hookups or a dump station. Depending on the weather, water may/may not be available during May and October; however a water fill station is available for campers, located in Cottonwood Campground. All wheeled vehicles and trailers must remain on roadways or pads.
Natural FeaturesThe Little Missouri River is the central, unifying feature of this wild and broken land where, as a young man, Theodore Roosevelt ranched and hunted in the 1880s. The park is part of both the Northern Great Plains and the West, blending a rich natural beauty with diverse human history. The rugged topography, with its flora and fauna, also provides an opportunity to discover the badlands environment as Roosevelt once did. It is a place to experience a land and way of life that helped shape Theodore Roosevelt's attitudes and philosophy regarding conservation. Cottonwood trees surrounding the campsite turn golden in the fall.
Nearby AttractionsThe town of Medora has shopping, restaurants, amenities and the Medora Musical is located approximately 12 miles to the south. The Little Missouri National Grasslands is the largest National Grassland in the nation at 1.03 million acres. It is located in western North Dakota and is managed by the Medora Ranger District in Dickinson, ND and the McKenzie Ranger District in Watford City, ND. The National Grassland provides additional recreation opportunities in the area.
Directions to Campground
The South Unit entrance is in Medora, ND. Medora is accessible via Interstate 94 Exits 24 and 27 in North Dakota. Note exit 27 is westbound exit only. Medora is 133 miles west of Bismarck, ND and 27 miles east of the Montana state line.
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