Juniper Campground, T. Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

This park is well worth visiting. Teddy Roosevelt National Park is divided into two sections, the Northern and Southern. During our visit, the road into the Southern Unit was being repaved and was graded down to gravel, so after spending a couple of nights in Medora, we opted to drive to the Northern Unit (about an hours drive) so that we could see the park. We are so glad we did, and actually wished that we had stayed here more than just one night. The campground is nestled a few miles into the park. If you continue on the main road, you will take the scenic drive, which is a must do. You will have the opportunity to see bison, bighorn sheep and deer, all of which we saw on our drive! The views of the badlands are also
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!

Location
Best Sites: 3-10
Worst: None
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes

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