Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, in North Dakota, honors the legacy of the 26th president and his commitment to conservation. Its badlands, prairies, and forests are a testament to the rugged American wilderness.

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Fast Facts

State(s): North Dakota
Area: 70,446 acres (285.08 sq km) – 46th largest national park of 63
Highest Elevation: Peck Hill – 2,865 ft (873.25 m)
Lowest Elevation: Little Missouri River – 2,240 ft (682.75 m)
Date Established: November 10, 1978
Annual Visitors: 668,679 visitors in 2022
Nearest Town: Medora, North Dakota

Recommended Day Hikes

Park Tracker considers a “day hike” to be a hike under 10 miles. Below we provide our top five recommendations inside the park, along with AllTrails links to the hikes.

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🧗🏻‍♂️ Popular Activities in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt is about more than just hiking. See below for some of the best non-hiking activities to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

  1. Wildlife watching, especially bison, prairie dogs, and wild horses
  2. Scenic drives through the park’s North and South Units
  3. Horseback riding on designated trails
  4. Attending ranger-led talks on the park’s history
  5. Night sky viewing in this Dark Sky Park

🛎️ Where to Stay Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

While there are ample camping and vacation rental options near most US national parks, I personally highly prefer staying at Hilton-branded properties when traveling to national parks. As such, below are the five closest Hilton properties to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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🍔 What to Eat Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

After hiking and exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park, odds are high you’re going to be hungry. Here are five of the best restaurant options within and near the park.

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