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 lit tent in prairie grasses with buttes in the background.

Camping: South and North Unit

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

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

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.

Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival September 15-17, 2017

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.

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!

Four young kids dressed in Junior Ranger outfits and badges.

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!

Badlands butte below with a swirl of stars above.

Holding on to Our Night Skies

Read more about how increased Bakken Oil Field infrastructure influences the night skies at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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!

Last updated: June 17, 2017

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PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


(701) 623-4466

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