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Sandstone concretions and eroding bentonite clay at the North Unit's Cannonball Concretions pullout.
River Bend Overlook
River Bend Overlook, a CCC-built shelter and a terrific view in the North Unit.
Little Missouri River in North Unit
A view to the east from River Bend Overlook in the North Unit.
A view of the North Dakota Badlands from the South Unit's Badlands Overlook.
Porcelanite, locally called "scoria," is essentially brick created as burning underground coal seams bake surrounding clay. True scoria is volcanic in origin.
Loop Drive Scenery
A view from the South Unit's 36-mile Scenic Loop Drive.
A colorful badlands sunset.
View from Buck Hill
A view from Buck Hill, a high point in the South Unit.
Cottonwood Campground View
The Little Missouri River runs past the Cottonwood Campground in the South Unit.
Winter at Boicourt Overlook
Snow covers the badlands in a view from Boicourt Overlook along the South Unit's 36-mile Scenic Loop Drive.
Fog frozen to the landscape, viewed from Painted Canyon Overlook.
Wind Canyon Overlook
Wind Canyon Overlook is a short walk along the Scenic Loop Drive. Visitors who take the short walk are rewarded with an amazing view.
Little Missouri River
The Little Missouri River as seen from the Wind Canyon trail.
The view at the Painted Canyon overlook.
Old East Entrance Station
The Old East Entrance Station was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and visitors can still hike to the location today.
These rain pillars are located in the wilderness portion of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit in the Petrified Forest.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park has the third-largest concentration of petrified wood in the United States.
River Bend Overlook
This structure was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and can be seen at the River Bend Overlook in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The view from one of the many overlooks in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Last updated: August 1, 2014