Plan Your Visit

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

You can explore the park day and night, any time of year. Visitor center hours vary by season. In winter, there are occasional road closures for snow and ice. Campgrounds are open year-round.

There are no restaurants or hotels in the park, but food and lodging can be found in nearby communities. Pets are welcome to visit but must remain on a leash and cannot go on trails.

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    Places to Go

    The park's 3 separate units offer a variety of experiences. Where will your adventure take you?

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    Fees and Passes

    The park charges and entrance and camping fees. Find out about our rates and annual pass options.

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    The park's primitive campgrounds are located in shady cottonwood groves at the edge of the Little Missouri River.

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    Hiking Trails

    Hiking trails range from short, paved paths to strenuous wilderness routes. Find a trail that's right for you.

  • A closeup of a section of the park's map shows a campground, roads, trails, and a river.

    Various maps show the layout of the park's 3 separate units including scenic drives, campgrounds, visitor centers, and hiking trails.

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    Current Conditions

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

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    Wildlife Watching

    Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the best places to readily view the most iconic animals of the West.

  • A dog wearing a harness and leash and his human wearing sunglasses take a selfie together.
    Visiting with Pets

    Learn where pets can and can't go and how to keep your four-legged friends safe while visiting the park.

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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.


The following resources may also be helpful as you plan your next adventure in the park:

  • Fun for Familes - activities for people visiting the park with children, including information on the Junior Ranger Program.
  • Directions - driving directions to the park's three units, including how to get to the remote Elkhorn Ranch Unit.
  • Getting Around - find out how to get from place to place within the park.
  • Things to Do - a listing of activities to enjoy during your next visit.
  • Safety - learn how to avoid common dangers in the park
  • Accessibility - find out what facilities and programming are offered to meet your individual needs

Last updated: June 14, 2023

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PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


701 623-4466

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