Buffalo Camp at American Prairie Reserve - Malta

We are pleased to welcome visitors to the first campground on American Prairie Reserves deeded lands. Opened in 2011, the campground is located 50 miles south of Malta and 4 miles north of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. Travel is on gravel and unimproved roads. Situated close to a variety of hiking and biking opportunities, the campground features 13 sites (six tent and seven RV) and provides non-potable water, vault toilets and an amphitheater for $10/night (without electricity) and $15/night (with electricity). Tent sites include large, low-impact platforms with tie-down cleats. In addition to an informational kiosk and two group pavilions with picnic tables, youll also find a 1-mile hiking trail and prairie dog town nearby. Buffalo Camp is open year-round and most sites can be reserved online. Two tent sites and 2 RV sites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware that bison roam freely through the site and the surrounding 31,000-acre Sun Prairie Region. Multiple geocaches are located in and around the campground and are listed on geocaching.com. Find more information about visiting the Reserve, download a campground brochure and request a free visitor map on our website.


Mailing Address
Not Available

Street Address
South of Malta
Malta,  MT 59538

Phone: 406-585-4600
Toll Free: 877-273-1123

DRIVING FROM MALTA: Head south out on Central Avenue. After crossing the canal and passing 12th street, turn left onto Highway 364 (it is unmarked). If you pass Joe's In & Out on your right, you have gone too far. In 3.8 miles the road will turn to gravel. In less than 0.1 mile, you will come to a fork in the road. Bear right at the Y in the road to take Regina Road. Continue for 30.6 miles to a T-intersection. Turn left. In one mile you will pass First Creek Hall and a waste transfer station on your left. Continue for 5.8 miles until you reach a bend in the road. Turn right and travel 5.6 miles to arrive at Buffalo Camp.

DRIVING FROM LEWISTOWN: Head north on Highway 191. After approximately 40 miles, the road will reach a T-intersection at "Bohemian Corner." Turn left. Continue on 191 through the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. Roughly 21 miles after crossing the Missouri River, you will see Mile Marker 109 and the sign for Zortman. Turn right onto a gravel road immediately after the mile marker. At the fork, bear left onto Dry Fork Road and follow for 26 miles to a T-intersection. Turn left. After 3.5 miles the road forks. Bear right. Continue for 12.7 miles to the next bend in the road. Turn right and travel 5.6 miles to arrive at Buffalo Camp.

All Year

Not Available

American Express, Cash, Discover, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Visa

Group Reservations Required, Reservations Accepted, Walk-Ins Welcome

Campsite, Electricity, Established Fire Pits, Maps, Parking, Pets Allowed, Picnic Shelter, Public Restroom, Toilets, Trail, Water

Bird Watching, Camping, Group Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, RV Camping, Tent Camping, Wildlife Viewing