• 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.

Fishing

Little Missouri River

"Sometimes we vary our diet with fish - wall-eyed pike, ugly slimy catfish, and other uncouth finny things, looking very fit denizens of the mud-choked water..."

Theodore Roosevelt

 
The Little Missouri River begins in Northeastern Wyoming near Devil's Tower National Monument and meanders northward through Montana and into Southwestern North Dakota. It eventually flows into the Missouri River/Lake Sakakawea after passing through the South Unit, past the Elkhorn Ranch Unit and on through the North Unit of the park.

The river is nicknamed the "Little Mo" and the "Little Muddy." The water contains lots of silt and is usually cloudy. Fish include chubs, minnows, blue gills, carpsuckers, and catfish. On rare occasions walleye and fingerling pike are spotted. Sport fishing is limited to channel catfish, goldeyes and sauger, but the quantity and quality of these fishes is unpredictable. North Dakota state laws and license requirements apply. North Dakota regulations

Hydrologic Activity - River Levels and flow rate

Canoeing and Kayaking Information

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Did You Know?

Golden Eagle

Golden eagles may be seen in Theodore Roosevelt National Park year-round. Keen observers may spot their nests along the cliffs of the badlands. More...