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Sully Creek State Park


Located in the heart of the North Dakota badlands, Sully Creek is just minutes away from the historic town of Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This seasonal park is open from April 1 to November 30.

In the early spring or during high flows, canoeing the 274-mile long Little Missouri River offers a unique perspective of the badlands from North Dakota's only State Scenic River.

Corrals are available for those bringing in their own horses. This primitive park also has a small campground with vault toilets. Horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers have access to the 120-mile long Maah Daah Hey Trail, which traverses the Little Missouri National Grassland. Use of certified weed-free hay is required by those bringing in livestock. Weed-free hay may be available for sale at the park (contact the park for availability). Those using the trail should carry adequate potable water for drinking.

Camping at SCSP


2 1/4 miles south of Medora on paved road then 1/4 of a mile west on gravel road. (Maps)

Nearby attractions

MedoraTheodore Roosevelt National Park (South Unit) • Dakota Prairie Grasslands

Park Operating Season

Open April 1 - November 30

Trail types

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