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.

A bison standing in the middle of the road with a hard hate and road work ahead sign superimposed

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.

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

Park Campgrounds

Need a night out under the stars? Some campsites are available by reservation while others first come, first served.

The Milky Way galaxy across a starry night sky.

Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival

A three-day festival including star viewing,special presentations, rocket building and launching, children's activities, and more!

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Plan Your Visit

Get all the information you need to plan your adventure - maps, directions, hiking information, a visitor guide, and more.

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.

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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.

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!

A black and white portrait of Roosevelt from the Library of Congress

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

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Medora, ND 58645


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