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.
In Honor of a President
South Unit Road Construction
The first 3 miles of road in the park's South Unit will undergo major repairs this summer. Find out how your visit may be impacted.
Animals abound at all times of the year. Learn what kinds of animals to look for and where.
Check out what scientists are doing in the park to preserve our national mammal.
A legacy of Conservation
Often remembered as our Conservationist President, Roosevelt's legacy of public land is vast and enduring.
Need a night out under the stars? Some campsites are available by reservation while others first come, first served.
Your Pass Now
Avoid the lines and buy your weekly or annual pass online before you visit!
Last updated: September 10, 2018