A plains Indian teepee is available for rent from the first Friday in May through the end of September and provides a unique experience. Constructed of heavy-duty canvas rather than hides, it still has authentic dimensions, poles, and wooden sticks to close the flaps. To the early Native Americans, the teepee was a home as well as a temple. The floor represented the earth, the walls the sky, and the poles the trails from the earth to the spirit world above.
The Friends first purchased the teepee in 1997 and replaced the canvas again in 2002. Each $35 nightly reservation returns $15 to the Friends for expenses. That can add up to $700-1000 and is put to good use on our many projects.
The teepee can be reserved online through the campsite reservation system on the Park Homepage or by contacting the park office.