Cottonwood Campground

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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East River Road
Medora, ND 58645
701-623-4466
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 46.9499, -103.5313

Last Price Paid: $14
Number of Sites: 76
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 2279 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

14 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 3G
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jks
Frostproof, FL
18 Cargo trailer Repurposed
2008 Chevy Truck 1500
30 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 10

jks would stay here again

“We liked this campground and the area very much”

Reviewed Sep 19, 2018

Overall Rating

We stayed here from 5-11 Sept 18. We are not good at getting reservations ahead because we want to stay at places we like longer so we are not schedule keepers. Half of the sites at cottonwood campground are not reservable and while we were there if you arrived by 1pm you could get a site. We saw lots of animals including a bull buffal... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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JennGrover
Pittsburgh, PA
16 Little Guy T@b
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6L
40 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 013

JennGrover would stay here again

“Nice campground right in the park”

Reviewed Jul 15, 2018

Overall Rating

There are three perks to this campground: location, dark skies, and quiet.

My site was small and practically right on the loop road, but I will take a small site that can be reserved one holiday weekend over the possibility of a big site but the risk of no availability.

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1bars
AT&T 3G
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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JennGrover
Pittsburgh, PA
16 Little Guy T@b
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6L
40 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 013

JennGrover would stay here again

“Nice campground right in the park”

Reviewed Jul 15, 2018

Overall Rating

There are three perks to this campground: location, dark skies, and quiet.

My site was small and practically right on the loop road, but I will take a small site that can be reserved one holiday weekend over the possibility of a big site but the risk of no availability.

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3bars
AT&T 3G
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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SylviaK

24 Coachmen Catalina
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 47

SylviaK would stay here again

“Highway Noise Heard From Campground”

Reviewed Oct 15, 2017

Overall Rating

Easy to get to campground. The campground was nice, hosts were efficiently.

Didn't enjoy hearing the highway noise during our stay. Did like having the river behind our site.

The restrooms were clean, but seemed aged.

We just barely fit our RV in the spot.

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US Highway
Cadillac, MI
38 Winnebago Adventurer
2002 Mini Cooper Mini
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 18

US Highway would stay here again

“Fantastic Campground inside of the Bad Lands of North Dakota”

Reviewed Sep 17, 2017

Overall Rating

This Park has always been fantastic. Great Campgrounds, both the North and South units. Very clean with breathtaking views. If you are planning on a visit, and want any sites by the river, please make a reservation. This campground never disappoints.

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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sjp
Redmond, WA
30 Arctic Fox 27-5L 5th wheel
2018 Northern Lite 9-6QSE Truck Camper
28 reviews
Nightly rate: $3
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 16

sjp would stay here again

“Great NPS campground”

Reviewed Sep 11, 2017

Overall Rating

Cottonwood campground is located in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It's about 5 miles from Medora ND. The campground consists of 2 loops with 76 sites. It's set in a cottonwood grove stretching along the Little Missouri River. Bison can occasionally be seen grazing in the meadow nearby. The campsites have no ... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Keith McKenna
Minneapolis, MN
0 Home Built
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 23
“Amazing!!!”

Reviewed May 29, 2017

Overall Rating

Stayed here in early May 2017, for 2 nights. In the photo's, the #4 photograph is of the same site I stayed in. The view of the Little Missouri River with the bluff behind it was staggering. On the afternoon of my first day, 4 adult bison were eating the grass in my campsite, while I was having lunch in my camper, in my campsite! The... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Sandy Wetzel

40 Tiffin Allegro Bus
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $3
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 24

Sandy Wetzel would stay here again

“Big RV friendly, pull through sites campgorund”

Reviewed May 14, 2017

Overall Rating

May 15, 2017. For a campground with no hook ups for our 40ft MH, this was a lovely one. Right in the park, a number of pull-through sites to choose from, quiet during the week, good views. When we arrived on the 11th.the pull thru loop was open, 38 spots, no water in the spigots, but the next day the back-in loop was opened ( not suita... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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KenneysSeeAmerica

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
125 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 24

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

“Right in the National Park.. a real mix of sites”

Reviewed Aug 20, 2016

Overall Rating

We pulled in on a weekday morning and scored a nice pull-thru site with lots of sun for the solar panels. The five mile road, from the National Park entrance station to the campground, is rough. It's paved but hold on. There are no hook-ups, water faucets are located throughout the campground and NO RV dump ( we asked the range... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA
33 National Trop-i-cal T330
2007 Honda CRV
119 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 9

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“Lovely campground in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park with some of the longest pull-through sites I’ve ever seen.”

Reviewed Aug 18, 2016

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Cottonwood Campground is divided into two loops, pull-through sites in one and back-in sites in the other. Honestly, you could easily have parked three or four Class A’s nose to tail in a couple of the pull-through sites. The back-ins were not as spacious. Even numbered sites are first come/first serve and the odd numbered sites can be... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 3G

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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