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 bison standing in the middle of the road with a hard hate and road work ahead sign superimposed

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.

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.

Learn about Bison genetics research in the Park.

Bison Conservation

Check out what scientists are doing in the park to 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.

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: September 10, 2018

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Medora, ND 58645


(701) 623-4466

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