Theodore Roosevelt National Park

New York Times "#5 Place to See in the World”

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Open year-round
Sunrise to sunset

Outdoor adventure abounds in North Dakota's only National Park! With 70,400 acres of breath taking Badlands available to you, bully experiences are around every butte! Read on for more...

Begin your Theodore Roosevelt National Park experience by driving through the south unit of the park on the 36-mile scenic loop. The loop is a winding drive that takes you along striking overlooks, past trailheads for 12 different hiking trails (more on those below), and is dotted interpretive signs about the Park’s history and natural wonders!

Inside the park you'll see real prairie dog towns, wild horses, elk, white tail deer and of course, bison -- America's National Mammal!

Experience this unique wilderness through daily Ranger programs which include short talks, guided hikes, tours of Theodore Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross Cabin and evening programs at the campground amphitheater. Or set out on an experience all your own just like Teddy Roosevelt did!


Per vehicle (Good for 7 days in TRNP only.)


Individual Fee (Hiking, biking, horseback riding - valid for 7 days in TRNP only.)


Under 16


Motorcycle Pass (Valid for 7 days in TRNP only)


Camping, per site, per night (No hookups, dump station or showers.)


Annual TRNP Pass


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Keep scrolling to see:

  • A full schedule of TRNP Park Ranger activities
  • Hiking maps
  • Camping information
  • And where to go for the best mountain biking
Acres of Badlands!
bison in TRNP south unit
“Destination to go” by the New York Times
Miles of hiking

More TRNP Resources:

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Camping in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

If you're looking for a few creature comforts but still want that "Holy-cow I'm in the Badlands" experience, Cottonwood Campground inside Theodore Roosevelt National Park is for you.

Located six miles from the South Unit park entrance. Half of the sites are first-come, first-served and half are by reservation through

Cottonwood Campground is open year-round and offers 76 sites first-come, first-serve walk up sites that are either, pull-through, back-in, and walk-in and 37 reservable sites. Reserve your site at or call 1-877-444-6777.

Cottonwood Campground Facilities include:
Restrooms, flush toilets during main visitor season, pit toilet available year-round. Spigots for drinkable water.

RV Information
Dump Station: No (A public dump station is available in Medora.)
Water Fill Station: Yes
Electric hookups: No
Sewer hookups: No
Water hookups: No

Want to get off the beaten path? Then get into the backcountry!

Ninety-five miles of backcountry trails await you in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Hikers and horseback parties who wish to camp overnight in the backcountry must register at either the South or North Unit visitor centers and obtain a free backcountry use permit.

Backcountry guides are available for FREE. Pets are not allowed on hiking trails or in the backcountry of TRNP.

Into mountain biking! A world-class ride await you on the Maah Daah Hey Trail!

Click here to see what over 150 miles of rad and rugged single-track looks like!

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