In Honor of a President

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.

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Know Before You Go

Areas of the park may close due to risk of COVID-19 spread. For up-to-date information on closures, please call (701) 623-4466.

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Plan Your Visit

Get all the information you need to plan your adventure - maps, directions, hiking information, a visitor guide, and more.

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Reduce Crowding; choose another location

Be flexible and try to reduce crowding at popular destinations. If you experience a crowded location, try finding another spot in the park

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Fees and Passes

Learn about no contact transactions to reduce person-to-person interactions.

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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.

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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.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park Store

The park store offers a wide range of educational items for all ages. Shopping the association store is a great way to support your park.

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Virtual Tour of the Maltese Cross Cabin

Tour the Maltese Cross Cabin at the South Unit Visitor Center at TRNP. This and other learning opportunities abound throughout the seasons!

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Become a Junior Ranger!

Whether visiting in person or visiting virtually, we have a Junior Ranger book and badge waiting for a curious adventurer.

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Always stop at Painted Canyon during the summer season for that last gorgeous view of the park? With our webcam, you can see it anytime!

Last updated: May 27, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645


(701) 623-4466

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