• Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Theodore Roosevelt

    National Park North Dakota

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    Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Check at South Unit Visitor Center for current road conditions. Updated 07/09/2014 5:16 pm MT

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  • Rim Walk

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Rim Walk

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Rim Walk

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Petrified Forest Hike

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    An amazing exposure of petrified wood! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Rim Walk

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Family Program

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    A program for kids of all ages! More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Full Moon Hike

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    An awesome experience! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • A Taste of the Wilderness

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    This year, Theodore Roosevelt National Park joins the land management agencies that manage our wilderness areas in celebrating the preservation of our Wilderness heritage. More

  • Rim Walk

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Elkhorn Excursion

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Walk in Theodore Roosevelt's footsteps at his home ranch: the Elkhorn. More

  • Pocket Programs

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Geology Talk

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Rim Walk

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Rim Walk

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Rim Walk

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Rim Walk

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Night Prowl

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Prepare for a hike into the darkness and experience the nocturnal world of the badlands. More

  • Petrified Forest Hike

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    An amazing exposure of petrified wood! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Rim Walk

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Family Program

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    A program for kids of all ages! More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • A Taste of the Wilderness

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    This year, Theodore Roosevelt National Park joins the land management agencies that manage our wilderness areas in celebrating the preservation of our Wilderness heritage. More

  • Rim Walk

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Elkhorn Excursion

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Walk in Theodore Roosevelt's footsteps at his home ranch: the Elkhorn. More

  • Pocket Programs

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Geology Talk

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Rim Walk

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Rim Walk

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Rim Walk

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Rim Walk

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Night Prowl

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Prepare for a hike into the darkness and experience the nocturnal world of the badlands. More

  • Petrified Forest Hike

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    An amazing exposure of petrified wood! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Rim Walk

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Family Program

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    A program for kids of all ages! More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • A Taste of the Wilderness

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    This year, Theodore Roosevelt National Park joins the land management agencies that manage our wilderness areas in celebrating the preservation of our Wilderness heritage. More

  • Rim Walk

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Elkhorn Excursion

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Walk in Theodore Roosevelt's footsteps at his home ranch: the Elkhorn. More

  • Pocket Programs

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Geology Talk

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Rim Walk

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Rim Walk

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Rim Walk

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

  • Rim Walk

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Take a leisurely stroll along the rim of the canyon and learn more about the natural and historic aspects of the park. Topics vary. More

  • Geology Talk

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Come to Painted Canyon Overlook and take a deeper look into the geology of the park! More

  • Cabin Tours

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Behind the South Unit Visitor Center sits the original Maltese Cross Cabin, Theodore Roosevelt's first cabin in the Dakota Badlands. More

  • Guided Hike

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Explore the wild side of the North Dakota Badlands with a ranger as your guide! More

  • Petrified Forest Hike

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    An amazing exposure of petrified wood! More

  • Pocket Programs

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Watch for roving rangers with props in their pockets or backpacks! More

  • Evening Program

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    National Park visitors have been gathering in campground amphitheaters for nearly a century to hear tales, legends, and even some authentic education! More

Did You Know?

The petrified forest trees include huge dawn redwood, magnolia, ginkgo, cypress, date and palm trees that once grew 60 million years ago.

Rocks that make up the petrified forest in the park's South Unit came from huge dawn redwood, magnolia, ginkgo, cypress, date and palm trees that once provided shade from steamy heat 60 million years ago. More...