Theodore Roosevelt National Park Locator Map

Fast Facts

Total Area
70,447 acres
Annual Visitation
640,555 in 2012 (view all years)
Creation Date
November 10, 1978
Entrance Fee
$10 per vehicle per week
Time Zone
Lowest Elevation
2,240 feet at Little Missouri River
Highest Elevation
2,855 feet at Buck Hill
Lowest Average Temp
4F in January
Record Low Temp
-49F in 1950
Highest Average Temp
86F in July
Record High Temp
110F in 1981
Our Last Visit
July 2007

Park Contact Information

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
PO Box 7, Medora, ND 58645
Info at (701) 623-4466
Fax to (701) 623-4840

Park Creation Timeline

On April 25, 1947 Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park is created, to honor and preserve Roosevelt's legacy of land protection.
On November 12, 1978 the park is elevated to full national park status.

Animals and Plants

Native mammals in the park include bison, elk, prairie dogs, coyotes, and badgers. Wild horses and longhorn steers in the park reflect the historic landscape as Theodore Roosevelt experienced it in the 1880s.
Reptiles include three types of turtle, sagebrush and short-horned lizards, and several species of snake, including the prairie rattlesnake, the only venomous snake in the park.
There are 185 species of birds found in the park at least part of the year. See the NPS compiled complete list.
400 species of plants have been identified in the park. Grasslands are the most commom area in the park, composted mostly of saltgrass, western wheatgrass, needle-and-thread, and little bluestem. Rocky Mountain juniper is the most common type of forest. Hardwoods are mostly limited to the river areas, where cottonwood, ash, elm, and boxelder are found.

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