Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Prairie Dogs everywhere! Theodore Roosevelt National Park was on our summer's Bucket List. Glad we made it here. It looks like we have lots of exploring to do!


Cottonwood Campground - National Park, near Medora, ND: Site #36 (64 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • vault toilets • dump station available • river access • trails nearby • 2272’ elevation. July 30th - August 3rd.

Overall Experience: smile

AUTO TOURING THE PARK We drove the thirty-mile paved loop through the park. Saw many prairie dogs, a couple of herds of feral horses, a large herd of bison, and a couple of elks. Whenever there was a pullover stop with a short hike, we did it. This is a nice way to see all this National Park has to offer.

PETRIFIED FOREST TRAIL LOOP This 10.3-mile hike takes you through ancient petrified forests and badlands wilderness. The loop includes the North and South Petrified Forest Trails as well as the Maah Daah Hey Trail. We actually logged 11miles due to a little confusion finding a critical trail marker near the North Petrified and Maah Daah Hey trails intersection. This hike's trailhead is located in the remote northwest corner of the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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