Welcoming the Public

American Prairie is open. A key part of our mission is to share this land with the public forever. We welcome visitors to explore and recreate on our properties.

Our properties are free to access and open to the public for recreation.

You do not need to request special permission to visit or cross American Prairie-owned properties. We ask that visitors follow the rules and respect our neighbors, the land, and the wildlife. When we purchase a new property, we take time to conduct an assessment of the land and meet neighbors before opening to the public. We request visitors to look for signage and use provided maps to navigate properties and note off-limit areas, like new properties, staff residences, or protected habitat.

The Visit section of our website has detailed information to help you plan a trip, including maps, weather conditions, recreation, points of interest, and safety considerations. We also encourage you to stop by the National Discovery Center in Lewistown, Montana to learn about the prairie, pick up a visitor map, and ask any questions before your trip.

Please respect the land we love and help us be a good neighbor! Follow Leave No Trace principles during your trip, respect adjacent private property owners, and refer to regulations of public land agencies including: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Montana Department of State, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Other Land Acquisition and Access Projects & Programs

Assembling the Land

Land Management