Located in western North Dakota, Little Missouri State Park is a quiet oasis. This park is home to over 40 miles of trails that run through the picturesque North Dakota Badlands. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the waterways rolling through the rugged landscape of the Badlands.

This quiet park is a perfect place to explore the North Dakota backcountry and experience what it truly means to unplug. Campers can enjoy both modern and primitive campsites. This park is equipped with horse amenities including corrals and a round pen. 

Little Missouri State Park is a seasonal park and is open May-October.


Campsite Types

3 Primitive Campsites
Price: $15 per night 

28 Modern Campsites
Price: $25-30 per night

1 Small Group Shelter Campsite **
(ability to put multiple units on one site and rent a shelter)
Price: $25-30 per night, per unit (max 3 units)

2 Large Group Shelter Campsites **
(ability to put multiple units on one site and rent a shelter)
Price: $25-30 per night, per unit (max 5 units)

*Detailed information about each campsite is available on the reservation system. 
** Visit the Features Tab for day use fees and information. 

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Camping Information

- Campsites can be booked 95 days in advance from the date you wish to stay.

- Reservations can be made online or by calling 800-807-4723. 

- Check-in is at 4:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on the first day of the reservation and checkout is at 3:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on the last day of the reservation.

- Pets are welcome but must stay on a leash. Most parks have off-leash areas or dog parks for your four-legged friends.

- Find answers to other common questions about reservations here.


Little Missouri State Park is one of North Dakota's designated horse parks. This park is set up with 81 corrals and additional amenities to accommodate equestrian users. 



What you need to know

  • In addition to a park entrance fee, equestrian riders need to purchase a horse pass. Daily and annual options are available and are required per horse. Permits are available for purchase in the park or online here.  The money generated from these fees goes towards maintaining horse trails.

    Daily fee: $6/horse

    Annual fee: $30/horse

  • Users are responsible for the upkeep of corrals and other impact areas. Please clean up hay and manure daily and before you leave, both in the park corrals and all use areas.
  • Ride only on trails designated for horse use. Ask park staff for information about park areas that are closed to horseback riding such as, campgrounds, playgrounds, or picnic areas.
  • Tie horses to corral posts or horse trailers, not to trees. The use of hobbles is prohibited.
  • Many of the trails are located on privately-owned land. Please respect the rights of landowners and keep your horses on the designated trail right-of-way.
  • Leave all gates as you found them.
  • All North Dakota State Park and Recreation Area maps are available free on Avenza maps, download the free App here.
  • Hay is available for purchase at the park. 
  • Bringing horses into North Dakota: Information on health certificates and tests can be found on the North Dakota Department of Agriculture's website,, under Animal Import Permits.


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Day-use Facilities

Picnic Shelters

Three picnic shelters are available for rent, one small and two large. The shelters can be reserved for the day and overnight use. Overnight users can pay an additional fee to use the campsite located next to the shelters. 

Small shelter (Aspen)

Day use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25/day
Overnight use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60/night
   (fee includes camping fee, max three units allowed)

Large shelters (Ponderosa & Redwood)

Day use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75/day
Overnight use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100/night
    (fee includes camping fee, max five units allowed)

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Additional Park Amenitites
  • Corrals
  • Electrical hookups
  • Pay shower house
  • Round pen
  • RV dump station
  • Shelters
  • Vault toilets

Horseback riding in the Badlands

Trail Information 

Little Missouri State Park has over 40 miles of trails in the park open to horseback riding and hiking. Visitors should check with park staff about current trail conditions as they can vary depending on weather conditions. 

Trail Map

  • A PDF Map of the trails is available here.
  • All North Dakota State Park and Recreation Area trail maps are available in the OuterSpatial App
  • Paper park maps are also available at the park.

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Little Missouri State Park
910 103rd Ave NW 
Killdeer, ND 58640

(701) 764-5256

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