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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Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing

The park is open all winter long! Roads sometimes close, but if you have snowshoes or skis, you can get anywhere you need to go!

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Current Conditions

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

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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.

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Fees and Passes

Learn about no contact transactions to reduce person-to-person interactions.

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Nearby Lodging and Dining

The park's only lodging is primitive camping and there are no dining facilities in the park. But nearby communities have you covered.

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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.

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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: November 22, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


(701) 623-4466

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