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.

Tow young mule deer stand atop a cliff overlooking the badlands.

Watching Wildlife

Animals abound at all times of the year. Learn what kinds of animals to look for and where.

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.

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 little tent in prairie grasses with buttes in the background.


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

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Last updated: October 30, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


(701) 623-4466

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