The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a spectacular place to visit if you will be in North Dakota. It is in the western part of the state in an area that is frequently referred to as the Badlands. The park is pretty large and is comprised of 70,447 acres. With such space and diversity this is one of North Dakota’s best parks. There are two different loop roads that offer access to this park.
The first one is 36 miles long and it is known as the South Unit Scenic Loop Drive. The other is 28 miles long and is known as the North Unit Scenic Loop Drive. The park never closes, but the roads sometimes are closed as a result of strong winter weather. You will feel like you are in the midst of nature when you are here because you really are! You will even come across a lot of wildlife that you may have never seen before. This includes Golden Eagles, which are astoundingly beautiful and majestic, Pronghorn, Prairie Dogs, Elk, Bison, and many other types of wildlife.
The reason this park is named after Theodore Roosevelt is because when he was a young man he visited the park to hunt. The next year he returned and created the Elkhorn Ranch. Roosevelt would visit the park many more times in his life and he eventually divulged that his experiences in North Dakota led him to become president. The park costs $5 per person per seven days or else a maximum of $10 per private vehicle. The park is located in Medora, North Dakota.