Outdoor Activities

  • A little tent in prairie grasses with buttes in the background.

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

  • A family descends a dirt trail down into a rugged, green canyon.
    Hiking Trails

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

  • A prairie dog crouches in the foreground with a bison grazing behind
    Wildlife Watching

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

  • a person on snowshoes leaves tracks in the snow while descending a snowy hill into the badlands
    Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing

    The park is open all winter long! Roads sometimes close, but if you have snowshoes or skis, you can get anywhere you need to go!

  • Sun floods a scene with a small tent in a green field with badlands buttes beyond
    Camping in the Backcountry

    Undeveloped areas of the park are open to camping. Find out what you need to know, including how to get a free backcountry camping permit.

  • A man in a large brim hat rides a white and grey horse on a grassy hill
    Horseback Riding

    Bring your horse! Backcountry trails are open to horseback riding.


Last updated: March 25, 2019

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PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


701 623-4466

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