Theodore Roosevelt Fast Facts
How big is Theodore Roosevelt National Park?
Theodore Roosevelt covers a total area of 70,466 acres or 110 square miles.
How many people visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park?
796,085 people visited Theodore Roosevelt in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Theodore Roosevelt Visitation Stats.
When was Theodore Roosevelt National Park created?
Theodore Roosevelt was made a national park on November 10, 1978.
What are the highest and lowest elevations in Theodore Roosevelt National Park?
Theodore Roosevelt’s lowest point is 2,240 feet at the Little Missouri River. The highest point in Theodore Roosevelt is 2,865 feet at Peck Hill.
What time zone is Theodore Roosevelt National Park located in?
Theodore Roosevelt is in the Mountain Time Zone.
How much does it cost to enter Theodore Roosevelt National Park?
$30 per private vehicle per week.
Five Random Facts About Theodore Roosevelt
One of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the United States can be found in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. An even larger, and much more accessible, display can be found in the appropriately named Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
The park is named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, who spent many of his younger years in the area. Roosevelt was responsible for preserving a large number of the sites in today’s National Park Service.
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.
400 species of plants have been identified in the park. Grasslands are the most common area in the park, composed 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.
On April 25, 1947 Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park was created, to honor and preserve Roosevelt’s legacy of land protection. On November 12, 1978 the park was elevated to full national park status.
Where is Theodore Roosevelt National Park?
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in western North Dakota. The city of Dickinson is the closest city of size. The town of Medora is adjacent to the South Unit of the park. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Theodore Roosevelt.