Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Medora, ND
Type: Parks
(701) 623-4466

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in western North Dakota, is a tribute to the 26th President of the United States and his enduring legacy in conservation and environmental stewardship. Named after Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his love of the outdoors and passion for preserving America's natural landscapes, the park spans over 70,000 acres of rugged badlands terrain. Divided into three distinct units - the North Unit, the South Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit - each offers its unique landscapes, wildlife viewing opportunities, and recreational activities.

The park is renowned for its stunning scenery, characterized by colorful buttes, winding canyons, and expansive prairie grasslands. Visitors can explore a variety of hiking trails that range from easy strolls to more challenging treks, providing opportunities to immerse themselves in the park's diverse ecosystems and encounter its resident wildlife, including bison, elk, prairie dogs, and wild horses. Scenic drives along the park's paved roads offer breathtaking vistas and photo opportunities, with overlooks showcasing panoramic views of the rugged badlands formations.

While the park is open year-round, certain activities and facilities may be limited during the winter months due to inclement weather conditions. However, visitors can still enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and wildlife viewing opportunities amidst the peaceful winter landscape. The peak visitor season typically occurs during the summer months when weather conditions are more favorable for outdoor recreation, but spring and fall also offer mild temperatures and fewer crowds, making them ideal times to explore Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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