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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

315 2nd Avenue, Medora, North Dakota 58645 USA

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“in honor of a President”

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas about nature and conservation were dramatically shaped by experiences in the west. As a young boy growing up, TR's head was filled with romantic visions of the wild west where the huge herds of bison roamed the plains. 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. Explore the spectacular North Dakota badlands, watch abundant prairie wildlife, and experience a place that changed Theodore Roosevelt's life. "I do not believe that any man can adequately appreciate the world of to-day unless he has some knowledge of...[and] some feeling for...the history of the world of the past." Theodore Roosevelt

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Reviewed by
lishers

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
August 20, 2014

Gorgeous national park! We saw lots of bison, prairie dogs, turkeys and even a coyote! We couldn't find a hotel nearby due to the oil drillers on our cross country trek, but had camping gear with us and decided to stay here in their campground on a whim. It was a fabulous decision! The bison heard walked through the campground as we were setting up and awoke us doing the same in the morning. Certainly a once in a lifetime sort of experience!

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Reviewed by
cjb

  • 2 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
June 02, 2014

Love this park, saw a couple of bison, cactus, had a nice hike, beautiful.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
digdig

  • 4 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 04, 2014
Rated 5.0

Stunning place. I'd say go to the north unit, but you'll be stuck in oil patch traffic getting there.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kathleen.mitchell.39

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
December 04, 2016

We drove the southern loop. We didn't have time on this trip We saw herds of wild horses, many prairie dog colonies, a couple of coyotes looking for some prairie dog dinner, a very majestic bison, and younger bison rushing for a special dinner since it seemed they recognized the ranger vehicle arriving at the farm. There were a lot of young bison around on a warm November day.

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Reviewed by
rschwartz

  • 34 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
July 30, 2016
Rated 3.0

Theodore Roosevelt is a lot different than all the other parks and the geography features are pretty but not super impressive. We had a good time though because of the wildlife. You get right next to the bison. We also saw wild horses and pronghorn.
The Cottonwood campground was really nice. The site we stayed at was more private and the bathrooms were close. It was our favorite campground out of Glacier NP, Waterton Lakes NP, and the Badlands that we went to this trip.
Another perk of this park is that it's not crowded!

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Reviewed by
David LeTellier

  • 16 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0

We camped in cottonwood. It was basically primitive for RVs, but really beautiful and cool being at the base of the canyon.

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Reviewed by
whitteach

  • 9 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 02, 2016
Rated 5.0

$20 per car to get into the park Nice wildlife loop drive (~35 miles). Beautiful scenery...saw prairie dogs, bison, an antelope and a wild mustang. Worth the trip!

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Reviewed by
Nancy Sewell

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  • 149 Helpful
March 21, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt National Park in NORTH DAKOTA... what amazing views & rock formations! Have you gone camping or RVing here yet?

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Reviewed by
MissyCastleHeatly

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 15, 2015
Rated 5.0

This is one of the best walk-in tenting campsites we have ever stayed in. We are situated right next to the little Missouri River, and a beautiful plot of land overlooking some wonderful views of wild horses and bison from my hammock. I strongly recommend this as a stop for anyone looking for a unique, off the beaten path, amazing national Park. Visit the prairie dogs, the petrified forest, and bring binoculars for the wildlife. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed by
LisaDonnettBigaouette

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 15, 2015
Rated 5.0

Our family of 6 stayed one night in the south loop site 31. Good pull through spot as our motor home pulled a short trailer. Room for both. Partially shaded site. Semi private no hook ups. Went on the wildlife loop saw buffalo, prairie dogs and wild horses. Went on the ridge line trail was a good shorter hike with the kids. Lots of height climb in the beginning but then it levels off. Saw a band of wild horses on the trail.
Would definitely go back.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

315 2nd Avenue
Medora, North Dakota
58645 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
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