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
Camping: South and North Unit
Campground reservations and first-come, first-serve (no hookups)
Take a Journey Through the Badlands
Take and hour to two out of your time to drive the Scenic Drives in either the North and/or South Units of TRNP - a memorable journey.
5th Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Fest
When the sun is up, build a rocket, catch a film in the Discovery Dome, and more! When the sky goes dark, join us out under the stars.
View Painted Canyon Anytime
Always stop at Painted Canyon during the summer season for that last gorgeous view of the park? With our webcam, you can see it anytime!
Become a Junior Ranger Today
Want to help Park Rangers protect our parks? Become a Junior Ranger today - we can't wait for you to join the team!
Join a ranger for a tour, hike, or evening campfire program to learn more about the natural & cultural history of this incredible landscape.
Last updated: June 23, 2017