Trip Planning Questions
Where is the park? Theodore Roosevelt National Park is comprised of three separate areas of land in southwestern North Dakota.
Can I drive my own vehicle in the park? Yes - in fact, it's best to have a vehicle, or at least a bicycle. There is no public transportation in the park.
What is there to do? The North and South Units have scenic drives, opportunities for wildlife viewing, visitor centers and museums, and opportunities for many kinds of outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. The Elkhorn Ranch Unit is a place to discover and reflect on Roosevelt's life.
When is the park open? The park never closes - you may enter and exit at any time. Entrance fees always apply.
Can I camp in the park? The park has primitive campgrounds open year-round. Pick up a free permit in a visitor center if you wish to camp in the backcountry.
Are there hotels or cabins for rent in the park? No.
Where can I stay while visiting? A variety of lodging and dining options are available in nearby communities.
Are pets allowed? Yes. Please be aware of the rules and regulations in place to keep you, your pets, and park wildlife safe.
Can I ride my horse in the park? Yes. See the badlands the way Roosevelt did - from the back of a horse! Remember to ride safely and follow all horse-use rules.