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 smiling family sits atop Theodore Roosevelt National Park's stone entrance sign

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Get started planning your next adventure in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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


The park's primitive campgrounds are located in shady cottonwood groves at the edge of the Little Missouri River.

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

A Legacy of Conservation

Often remembered as our Conservationist President, Roosevelt's legacy of public land is vast and enduring.

A small herd of bison cross a field of brown grass beneath blue, cloudy skies.

Why DNA Matters

Find out what scientists are learning from bison DNA and how their research is helping preserve our national mammal.

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Last updated: September 2, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


(701) 623-4466

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