Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a place full of not only wonderful wildlife and nature, but also remnants of history that helped to shape America as we know it today. You'll see why so many RVers have been enchanted by the badlands landscape of this incredible part of the country.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park sits in a western section of North Dakota near to the city of Medora. This recreational area is nestled in the crook connecting the Great Plains to the Badlands. The region is a natural haven for such animals as bison, elk, and prairie dogs. The park itself is divided into three distinct areas which are joined to one another via the Little Missouri River. Among its most popular attractions are the picturesque Painted Canyon and the Maltese Cross Cabin, a former home to President Roosevelt himself. A trip down the Scenic Loop Drive unveils many different lookout points and hiking trails for families to enjoy.
Theodore Roosevelt himself came here, decided he loved it, and stayed. Now you can see for yourself what the man who was to become one of our greatest presidents loved about this place. Immerse yourself in the beautiful badlands, see stunning views from overlooks, and get up close to some of the biggest and most intimidating animals in the United States. Check out the places where Theodore Roosevelt stayed when he visited North Dakota and set foot in the same places he stepped.
There’s plenty to experience when you come in your RV, and the park is easy to access in your rig. Summer is a great time to visit, as high temperatures tend to run in the 70s and 80s. This is the ideal season to get out on all the incredible trails, go canoeing and kayaking, and participate in some fun ranger-led programs. Prefer cooler temps? Head your rig here any time since Theodore Roosevelt National Park stays open year-round.
Be aware though, the park averages about 30 inches of snow a year, so winters can create difficult travel conditions. Be sure to check road conditions before heading out and enjoy some fun winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing. No matter when you visit in your RV, you can be guaranteed an unforgettable experience!