Thing to Do

See the Stars in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

A ranger stands with several people, pointing a green laser at the sky. Stars are visible above them
Theodore Roosevelt National Park has amazing night sky views.

NPS Photo/J. Zylland

Montana may be known as 'Big Sky Country,' but here in western North Dakota, there's nowhere better to enjoy sweeping views of the night sky than Theodore Roosevelt National Park! Whether you're setting up your telescope near Peaceful Valley Ranch or Oxbow Overlook, or just relaxing in the back of your truck in the campground, gazing up at the Milky Way, at Theodore Roosevelt National Park half the park is after dark!

We recommend the use of red lights to preserve your night vision while stargazing.

Use caution while stargazing; do not set up in the middle of parking areas or roads, and be aware of nearby wildlife. 

It is illegal to remove any resource from a national park. Leave any flower, stone, or other object where you find it so that other visitors can enjoy it as well. 

It is illegal to carve, paint, or otherwise alter anything in a national park. 
Pets are welcome in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. However, they are only allowed in certain areas.

Leashed pets may be walked along roads and road shoulders, sidewalks, parking areas, and in campgrounds and picnic areas. 

More information: Visiting with Pets
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Visitors are welcome to stargaze in any location in the park where it is safe to do so. Use caution when setting up near wildlife or close to roads and parking areas. Contact the park for more information. 
Accessibility Information
Accessible parking is available at most paved parking areas in both units of the park, though accessible sidewalks or areas to set up telescopes may not be. Contact the park for more information. Service animals are allowed, but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. 

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Last updated: February 14, 2021