• Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Theodore Roosevelt

    National Park North Dakota

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  • Road Closures

    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.

History & Culture

"I do not believe that any man can adequately appreciate the world of to-day unless he has some knowledge of...[and] some feeling for...the history of the world of the past." Theodore Roosevelt

People - Learn about Theodore Roosevelt, his ranch hands, and the cattle ranching boom in the Dakota Territory in the 1880s, as well as some of the people significant to the park's history. Discover American Indian cultures and conflicts in the era of westward expansion.

Places - Explore significant historic sites within Theodore Roosevelt National Park such as Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross and Elkhorn Ranches. Also read the story of the park's founding in 1947.

Collections - This page is being redesigned, check back shortly for updates.

Stories - Read stories about life and adventure in the badlands in Theodore Roosevelt's own words.


Did You Know?

River Bend Overlook in the North Unit is the work of federal relief agencies during the 1930s.

Handiwork by federal relief agencies in the 1930s including the CCC, WPA and ERA can be viewed in both the North and South Units. More...