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 »
People's Choice Wilderness Hike
National Park to Offer People's Choice Wilderness Hike
Visitors will choose the destination for a wilderness hike on Sunday, September 4 in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.The hike in the park's North Unit will be the last one of the 2011 summer season.
Backcountry Ranger John Heiser will offer several options for visitors to consider, including searching for bighorn sheep, hiking to the Petrified Forest or a backcountry spring, or venturing to the park's most scenic bentonite ridge.The decision will be made the morning of the hike.The number of participants and weather conditions will also help determine the hike's destination.The hike could last from 4 to 6 hours and cover 2 to 6 miles.
Hikers should meet Heiser at the picnic area in the Juniper Campground at 9:00 a.m. CDT.Participants should be prepared for a moderately strenuous hike and wear sturdy boots and clothes appropriate for the weather.Everyone should bring plenty of drinking water, food, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
"Late summer is a beautiful time to hike in the park," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor."This will be a great opportunity for visitors to experience the Theodore Roosevelt Wilderness Area and see some spectacular scenery and wildlife."
Visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars, cameras, and a favorite poem or quote.In the case of extreme weather, the hike may be cancelled; please call the North Unit Visitor Center at 701-842-2333 for current information.
Did You Know?
Handiwork by federal relief agencies in the 1930s including the CCC, WPA and ERA can be viewed in both the North and South Units. More...