Current Conditions


Park Closure

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Weather-related Road Closures The South Unit's scenic loop drive is CLOSED but East River Rd remains OPEN, 11 miles from Medora to the South Unit's north boundary. The North Unit scenic drive is OPEN from Hwy 85, 6 miles to the Caprock Coulee trailhead but CLOSED beyond.


Road Status

South Unit: The scenic loop drive is CLOSED. The 11 miles from Medora to the North Boundary via East River Rd. is open.
The one mile road from the scenic loop to Buck Hill is closed due to snow and ice.

North Unit: Open from the entrance to Caprock Coulee Trailhead (6 miles), but closed beyond.

Winter Road Conditions

From November through April, road closures due to snow and ice are common. Roads close and reopen as conditions permit--there are no set dates.

Whenever possible, park staff clear East River Road in the South Unit (11 miles) and the first 6 miles of road in the North Unit. Remaining roads are plowed as conditions and time permit.


Last updated: February 17, 2019

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PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


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