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Juniper Campground ND- North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Campground Name: Juniper Campground ND
Address/Location: Inside Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit
208 Scenic Dr., Watford City, ND 58854
Phone: 701-842-2333
Memberships Accepted/Required: n/a
Hookups: None
Cost per Night: $14, self-registration
Number of Sites: 50 first-come, first-served
juniper campground ND entrance


​There are pull-thrus, back-ins and tent sites. The pull-thrus can be a little tight for huge rigs, but there are definitely some that would fit the big ones. They are gravel, except for a few at the front that are paved and handicap accessible. There are some sites right along the Little Missouri River that are just awesome!

​There are no hookups at these sites. They are first-come, first-served and self-registration. A camp host is there for the summer months.  Visit the National park service page to learn more about availability 

juniper campground theodore roosevelt national park
juniper campground theodore roosevelt national park space


​Juniper campground has several bathrooms located around the loop drive. A picnic area is located adjacent to the campground. Dump station and water fill available. Visitor Center located 4 miles up road at North Unit entrance.

Cell, Internet, and TV

There is no cell service in the campground. But if you drive along the scenic drive there are a few places where you can get service.

​No Wifi available at the campground. We did not try to get TV thru the air.

Where is Juniper Campground ND

At Juniper Campground ND ​You are in the middle of the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, so you are in the middle all the North Unit has to offer! The North Unit is quieter than the South Unit, and just as if not more beautiful. There is a 14 mile (28 mile round-trip) scenic drive through the park to overlooks and exhibit stations. 
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​The South Unit is about an hour+ drive south to Medora, a fun touristy western town known for the Medora Musical and the Cowboy Museum and Hall of Fame. 
​The South Unit has a beautiful scenic drive loop and lots of hikes. Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch is another 20-30 minute drive up some dirt roads from there. 
​Watford City is to the north of the North Unit some 15 miles and is the closest town.



We loved staying here! We had a beautiful site on the river that was well shaded. The sunsets were spectacular, and we didn’t have to go anywhere to see them.

One evening, buffalo came into the campground and hung out in the center of the loop drive. Someone spooked them and they went thundering out of the area! It was amazing.

We highly recommend Juniper Campground ND. 

Read about our whole experience here.

bison in juniper campground ND

Bison in Juniper Campground ND


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