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.
2012 Spring Hours
Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466
Beginning April 1, spring visitor center hours will be in effect at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The South Unit Visitor Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT.Barring unforeseen inclement weather, the Painted Canyon Visitor Center, located on I-94 east of Medora, will open for the season; hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT.The North Unit Visitor Center will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT.All will be open daily, with expanded hours Memorial Day through Labor Day.
"Spring is a wonderful time to visit the park," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor."We've had a very mild and dry winter, making the coming spring an excellent time to visit the park.Visitors can get out into the park to hike and to see migratory birds returning to the area, and newborn animals such as bison, elk, and feral horses."
All three park visitor centers offer information, maps of the park, audio-visual programs, and exhibits.For further information and current road conditions, call 701-623-4466, the North Unit Visitor Center at 701-842-2333, or visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/thro.
Did You Know?
In the summer months, rangers offer interpretive talks and guided activities to enhance your understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the park. More...