Burning Coal Vein Campground

Enjoy the scenic lookout from the Columnar Juniper area or the Ponderosa Pines just south and west of the campground.


At a Glance

Reservations: First-come, first-served. No reservations are accepted.
Fees: $10 per night. Payments can be placed in the fee tube located at the entrance to the campground; payments must be made immediately upon selecting a site.
Restrictions: Stay limit of 14 consecutive days. No livestock facilities.
Closest Towns: Halfway between Amidon and Medora
Water: Drinking water with a hand pump
Restroom: Accessible, unisex vault toilet
Information Center: Medora Ranger District office, 701-227-7800

General Information


Parking pads up to 60-feet long.


Approximately 30 miles south of Medora, ND on Forest Highway Road 3 and one mile south of Forest Road 772. Some areas of access to the campground pass through private land. Please respect private landowners and stay on the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 8 sites each with a picnic table and a fire ring with a grill.

Group Camping

Day Hiking

A Maah Daah Hey trailhead is located at this campground.


A Maah Daah Hey trailhead is located at this campground.

Viewing Scenery

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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