Named after President Theodore Roosevelt, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park memorializes the drive for conserving our nationís cultural as well as environmental wealth.
With over one hundred miles of trails in the park, visitors can take scenic drives, self guided trails or simply take canoe trips on the Little Missouri River. Backcountry camping is available, however, requires a free permit.
Explore the placid and vibrant Badlands on foot or through the water. Many visitor centers located at both the north and south unit of the park offer a short film artfully displaying seasonal scenes of the park, demonstrations and a souvenir shop. The former president loved the area so much he built a cattle ranch; one of his ranch cabins remains, located near the Medora Visitor Center.
The South Unit entrance and Visitor Center are located in Medora, just off Interstate 94 (exits 23 & 27) and is 135 miles west of Bismarck, North Dakota. The North Unit entrance is located 16 miles south of Watford City along U.S. Highway 85. The distance between Medora at the South Unit and the North Unit is 70 miles via I-94 and U. S. Highway 85.
Auto touring, backpacking, biking, bird watching, boating, camping, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, interpretive programs, kayaking, nature walks, snowshoeing, stargazing, wilderness area, wildlife viewing.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
- Painted Canyon Visitor Center
- Doll House Museum
- ND Cowboy Hall of Fame
- Harold Schafer Heritage Center
- Billings County Museum
- Maah Daah Hey Trail
- Bully Pulpit Golf Course
P.O. Box 7
Medora, ND 58645
North Unit: 701-842-2333