Little Missouri State Park

State: North Dakota

Address 1: 1403 River Road

City: Center

Zip: 58530

Phone: 701-764-5256 or 701-794-3731

Open: Open from mid May through mid Sep

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

Wind, water and sand… these components sculpted North Dakota’s wildly rugged Little Missouri Breaks Country. Called “Mako Shika” or “where the land breaks” by the Sioux, these unusual land formations offer the state’s most awe-inspiring scenery.

Some of the most picturesque Badlands scenery can be found at Little Missouri State Park. Most of this primitive park is accessible only on foot or horseback.

Electrical hookups are available to campers, however, all other facilities are primitive.

Backpacking and horseback riding on the park’s 30 miles of trails are popular activities. Horse corrals are available for groups bringing in their own horses and artesian wells are located within the park for horse watering purposes. Use of certified weed-free hay is required and is available for sale at the park.In addition, a horse riding concession with horse rentals and guide services and other services are available from Badlands Trail Rides.


5,749 acres
30 amp elec. sites
Contact park for reservations
Dump station
40 Horse corrals
—(2 horses per corral)
Horse Concession & Guide Service
Picnic shelters

17 miles north of Killdeer on Highway 22.