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Staying in or near Theodore Roosevelt NP
Theodore Roosevelt National Park has no lodging inside the park boundaries. There are two units of the park. The South Unit is bordered on the south by Interstate 94. The Painted Canyon area has its own exit on I-94, Exit #32, and is about 30 minutes from Dickinson. The town of Medora is outside of the main South Unit area. The North Unit is more remote, and is about an hour’s drive from Dickinson.
Medora overnight lodging options
The small town of Medora lies right at the doorstep of the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There are a few lodging choices here, but one pays dearly for the location. However, if your sole focus is on the South Unit, it makes a good base. If one plans to visit both units, the city of Dickinson, listed below, is much more central to the two, and has more options.
The city of Dickinson lies about 35 miles east of the South Unit along I-94, and about 70 miles southeast of the North Unit via US-85 and I-94. Dickinson has quite a number of lodging options, often at rates not expected in this area. This is mostly due to the oil boom in North Dakota. Rates in summer are particularly high. Reserve as early as possible for a chance at a lower rate.
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