• 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.

Meet the Social Media Team

Have you ever wondered who's behind the initials in parenthesis after each and every post we share? Meet our social media team and the people who bring Theodore Roosevelt National Park to you where you are, and where you expect us to be.



Valerie Naylor is Superintendent of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Valerie enjoys sharing the park (and especially photos of the park) with the public and Facebook is a means for her to stay connected to park visitors and friends. Valerie has been Superintendent of Theodore Roosevelt National Park since March 2003 and also worked as a seasonal park ranger and researcher in the park from 1979-1983. She thanks everyone for their interest and support of the national park.



Ask Joshua (jb) why he's part of TRNP social media team and he'll tell you a story about why he works for the National Park Service. "I love the National Park Service! My passion began when I first visited a National Park site at the age of 4. At that point I did not realize what role that visit would play in my life. I look back at that day and remember how much fun I had. I want to share my passion with people from all over the world, and what better way then social media."

In addition to social media pursuits, Joshua works on various projects within the park and the National Park Service. When he's not at his desk he's out in the park taking photographs or traveling to other National Park sites.



Jessica Kane has worked for the National Park Service since 2009. She has spent her career as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Interpretive Ranger and in Visitor Use and Fees. This has allowed her to experience a broad scope of what the National Park Service does for you as a visitor. “I always try and put myself in a visitors shoes when giving a park program or answering a simple question. Whenever I travel, I like to be well informed, and I want that for everyone visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park.”
Jessica enjoys contributing to the social media team so that TRNP can be accessible to you even when you may be worlds away.

Did You Know?

Maltese Cross Cabin

Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin was moved from its original location seven miles south of Medora, ND to Portland, OR, St. Louis, MO, Fargo, ND, and Bismarck, ND before being returned to the badlands. It is now located outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit Visitor Center. More...