When Theodore Roosevelt came to Dakota Territory to hunt bison in 1883, he was a skinny, young, spectacled dude from New York. He could not have imagined how his adventure in this remote and unfamiliar place would forever alter the course of the nation. The rugged landscape and strenuous life that TR experienced here would help shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from today.
In Honor of a President
South Unit Road Construction 2018
The first 3 miles of road in the park's South Unit will undergo major repairs this summer. Find out how your visit may be impacted.
Need a night out under the stars? Some campsites are available by reservation while others first come, first served.
Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival
A three-day festival including star viewing,special presentations, rocket building and launching, children's activities, and more!
Join a Ranger-led Program
Take a guided hike, attend a bison chat, tour Roosevelt's cabin, and more! Ranger-led programs are in full swing this summer.
Your Pass Now
Avoid the lines and buy your weekly or annual pass online before you visit!
Protecting Wildlife and Wild Places
Often remembered as our Conservationist President, Roosevelt's legacy of public land is vast and enduring.
Last updated: July 28, 2018