• 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.

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April 15, 2014
GO WILD During National Park Week
Theodore Roosevelt National Park invites the public to GO WILD! for nature, history, wildlife, and fun during National Park Week, April 19 - 27. Entrance to the park during this annual nation-wide celebration will be free Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, as the National Park Service is offering free entrance at all of its 401 park units which regularly charge fees.

April 04, 2014
Emergency Road Repairs to Begin in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Emergency road repairs will begin this week, weather permitting, in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

March 31, 2014
Prescribed Fires to be Conducted
The National Park Service plans to implement prescribed fire projects in Theodore Roosevelt National Park's North and South Units between April 3 and May 20, 2014.

March 04, 2014
Economic Impact
MEDORA, North Dakota – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 669,242 visitors to Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 2012 spent $39.237 million in communities near these parks. That spending supported 528 jobs in the surrounding areas.

February 21, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Seeking Comments on North Unit Visitor Center Replacement
The National Park Service (NPS) is beginning the process to replace the visitor center in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The current visitor center is now abandoned because of recurring structural issues. The size of the replacement visitor center is unknown at this time, but is not expected to exceed 4,700 square feet, the size of the abandoned one. The replacement visitor center will also house employee office space for the North Unit staff.

February 10, 2014
President’s Day Weekend is Fee Free
To celebrate Presidents Day weekend, Theodore Roosevelt National Park will waive entrance and camping fees February 15-17.

January 13, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Waive Fees for MLK Day
Start the new year with a visit to a North Dakota national park. Theodore Roosevelt National Park will waive entrance and camping fees for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20.

December 10, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Photo Contest Winner Announced
The National Park Service and the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association announced the win ner of the second Annual “Picture Yourself in Theodore Roosevelt National Park” Photo Contest on Saturday.

Did You Know?

Cannonball concretions

Cannonball concretions can be found along the North Unit Scenic Drive. They were formed by the selective precipitation of mineral-rich groundwater and are nearly spherical because the sandstone in which sand grains were cemented together was of uniform permeability. More...