In Honor of a President

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.

Learn about Bison genetics research in the Park.

Bison Conservation: Why DNA Matters

Check out what scientists are doing in the park to preserve our national mammal.

Theodore Roosevelt's time in the Badlands

Roosevelt in the Badlands

Learn more about how our 26th President spent his time here in the Badlands and how his conservation ethic was born.

A paved road through prairie grasses in the foreground and Badlands in the background.

Take a Journey Through the Badlands

Take an 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.

A little tent in prairie grasses with buttes in the background.

Camping: South and North Unit

Campground reservations and first-come, first-serve sites (no hookups).

Buy your weekly or annual pass online before you visit!

Your Pass Now

Avoid the lines and buy your weekly or annual pass online before you visit!

Snow dusted Badlands scenery.

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!

Last updated: October 31, 2017

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