The Scenic Drives in the North and South Units may be closed due to winter weather conditions. For current road status, click on the link below: More »
North Unit Road Closure
The North Unit Scenic Drive will be closed at the Caprock Coulee parking area while repairs are in progress. Repairs may be delayed because of weather conditions, but are expected to be completed by May 15.
"The preservation of the useful and beautiful animal and bird life of the country depends largely upon creating in the young an interest in the life of the woods and fields."
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Things for Kids to Do
There's a lot for kids to see and do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park! You can see lots of animals, roast marshmallows over a campfire, hike a trail, go horseback riding, see a ranger program, and even become a Junior Ranger!
Earn your own Junior Ranger badge when you come to the park by participating in the Junior Ranger Program. You can also become a WebRanger from home! Learn how to Be A Junior Ranger.
Become a member of the Badlands Club! Ask a ranger at the South Unit Visitor Center for an activity sheet and answer the questions about the exhibits. When you have completed the questions you will become a member of the Badlands Club and earn a sticker! This activity is available for visitors of all ages.
Kids can also print coloring pages, build a model of Theodore Roosevelt's cabin, and more on the Park Fun page.
Did You Know?
By returning fire to the landscape in a responsible way, prescribed fire allows Theodore Roosevelt National Park to sustain a mixed-age grassland, to increase forage and habitat diversity for wildlife, and to reduce the impact and intensity of wildfires. More...