Road construction in South Unit
Road construction on the South Unit Scenic Drive will begin on Monday, May 6.The construction crew will work on the East River Road from Wind Canyon to Beef Corral Bottom.Visitors will encounter single-lane traffic and delays of up to 30 minutes. More »
North Unit Scenic Drive to Open in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466
Repair and reconstruction of the Scenic Drive in Theodore Roosevelt National Park's North Unit has been completed and the road will reopen on Friday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. CDT.
"We are so pleased that we are able to reopen the North Unit Scenic Drive to the public this year," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor."The repairs have been a huge project.We encourage people to make a special trip to the North Unit this fall to enjoy the River Bend Overlook, Oxbow Overlook and wildlife before the snow flies."
Last year's wet weather caused major damage to the North Unit's Scenic Drive. The road from Caprock Coulee to Oxbow Overlook had been closed because a large section in the Cedar Canyon area had been slumping and sliding, causing considerable damage and making the road impassable. Road repairs began on August 11; the project was overseen by the Federal Highways Administration.
Did You Know?
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...