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.

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Current Conditions

Read park alerts, check the weather, and find information on road or trail closures.

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Elkhorn Ranch Unit

Walk to the secluded spot where Roosevelt found adventure, healing, and inspiration.

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Reduce Crowding

Be flexible and try to reduce crowding at popular destinations. If you experience a crowded location, try finding another spot in the park

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Become a Junior Ranger!

Whether visiting in person or visiting virtually, we have a Junior Ranger book and badge waiting for a curious adventurer.

Hiker in the Badlands

Leave No Trace

Follow these seven principles to keep national parks special places to visit and for future generations to enjoy.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park Store

The park store offers a wide range of educational items for all ages. Shopping the association store is a great way to support your park.

Milk Way galaxy seen through trees.

Virtual Dakota Nights

Learn about the night sky by exploring the Virtual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival held on August 15th, 2020.

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Activities for Youth

Are you looking for some fun and educational activities for your children? Check out our curriculum materials!

Last updated: March 28, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


(701) 623-4466

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