Juniper Campground, T. Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
spectacular here. Back at camp, you will find paved sites, large grassy areas and an abundance of secluded and more open sites (your preference!) in this first come, first served campground. Travelers here are few, so there are plenty of sites to choose from. During our stay, only two or three other campers stayed in the park. A few sites offer some glimpses of the badlands, but most do not. All offer picnic tables and fire rings. The Little Missouri River which carved the Badlands here is adjacent to camp and can be accessed at the front of the campground via a trail. An amphitheater with evening programs, picnic areas and a Visitor's Center are available. We loved this park for its wide open spaces, pull through sites and the wildlife. Parents, watch your children closely!!! Bison are in abundance here and roam the park, even the campground. Our son was within view of us, about fifty feet from our sitting area at camp. I was in the rig cleaning up lunch dishes, my hubby was napping and our older son was reading his book. All of the sudden, our little one playing in the dirt let out a scream. I looked up and froze: Two or three HUGE (you realize just how huge when they are next to your 8 year old) bison were walking through camp, right next to our son. Although he was not hurt, bison are known to be aggressive. We spoke with the camp host later than evening and he told us that a herd will sleep in the large grassy area of camp most nights. Just be aware! We now have a great campfire story to tell!
Best Sites: 3-10
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes