• 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.

Weather

"In midsummer the storms are rarely of long duration, but are very severe while they last."

Theodore Roosevelt

 

Current Weather Conditions and Forecast

 

Climate
Summers are warm with average high temperatures in the 70s and 80s May through September. Winters are cold with average lows in the single digits December through February. Wind is considerable year-round.

The park receives an average of 15 inches of precipitation per year. Violent thunderstorms can occur in the summer, and blizzard conditions may occur in the winter.

 
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Did You Know?

The Little Missouri River has carved the badlands over the last 600,000 years.

The Little Missouri River began to carve the badlands about 600,000 years ago during the Pleistocene Epoch. The river formerly ran to Hudson Bay, but the glaciers diverted it into the Missouri River. More...