Visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Planning a trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Basics

Region: Midwest / Central Plains

Park Size: 70,446 acres (110.07 sq miles) (285.08 sq km)

Location: Billings and McKenzie counties

Closest Cities: Medora, North Dakota

Busy Season: June to September

Visitation: 691,658 (in 2019)

How much does Theodore Roosevelt National Park Cost?

Theodore Roosevelt National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $30
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $25
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $7

An annual Theodore Roosevelt National Park Pass costs $55 but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $25 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Theodore Roosevelt National Park Open?

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Theodore Roosevelt National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Theodore Roosevelt National Park but are limited to developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, and campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on the trails in the park. Please review the Theodore Roosevelt Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Theodore Roosevelt.

Where are Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s visitor centers?

South Unit Visitor Center – May to September

North Unit Visitor Center – May to September

Land Acknowledgments for Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The National Park known as Theodore Roosevelt National Park sits on Hunkpapa, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara, Michif Piyii (Métis), Assiniboine, Cheyenne, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ lands.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Theodore Roosevelt National Park?

The National Park Passport Book is the BEST and cheapest National Park souvenir. Every National Park Obsessed person should have one of these books.

If you are new to the National Parks, you can learn more about the National Parks Passport program here or jump right in by ordering the ever-popular Classic National Parks Passport or get the National Park Obsessed’s National Park Passport & Journal

IMPORTANT: Do NOT stamp your government-issued passport.

There are four official Stamps for Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Theodore Roosevelt National Park:

  • Elkhorn Ranch
  • North Unit / Watford City, ND    
  • Painted Canyon
  • South Unit / Medora, ND

Bonus Stamps

  • Image of Big Horn Sheep Head
  • Image of Bird on Branch
  • Image of Bison with Grass
  • Junior Ranger
  • North Dakota I saved the best for last!
  • Official Junior Ranger
  • Theodore Roosevelt Bison

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations where you can find the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Passport Stamps. Not every stamp is available at every location.

  • Medora Visitor Center
  • North Unit Visitor Center
  • Painted Canyon Visitor Center

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