In the past several decades, through federally protected preserves and wildlife conservation programs, America’s magnificent bison can be seen in the wild once again. Perhaps not the vast numbers of pre 1800’s, but today, 19 bison herds in 12 states roam the Plains and Prairies of America. And, in 2016, the bison was designated as our National Mammal of the United States. So, let’s find where the best places to see bison in America are!
In western North Dakota lies the quiet less-visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This crown jewel of the National Parks gets far few visitors than Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons. Perhaps because of its’ solitude in nature and its’ off the beaten path destination.
While exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, we camped at Cottonwood Campground inside the park. It’s located just five miles from the National Park’s South Unit park entrance. Our plans were originally to camp three nights. Due inclement weather, we ended up staying a few more days. But it was more than the cold rain that kept us there!