North Unit, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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  • We've been hiking in the North Dakota Badlands many times and we definitely prefer the North Unit. It is smaller, more rugged, and less crowded than the South Unit. We've hiked every trail except the ...  more »
  • We made the drive up from Medora and truthfully it seemed like longer than an hour - long boring drive fighting with trucks hauling equipment. But it was worth the drive! The rangers at the Painted Ca...  more »
  • Smaller than south unit. Lots of wildlife if you are patient and go out during the first and last two hours of daylight. Binoculars are a huge asset. Saw 10 buck mule deer in one bunch this morning an...  more »

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Where to stay in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

If you're intent on sleeping in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, you can pitch a tent in the campground in the North Unit or the South Unit. The park offers a special horse campground in the South Unit for visitors on horseback, but you can stay here even without a horse. The small town of Medora near the entrance to the South Unit has a collection of motels and a couple of campgrounds. If you're looking for more options for dining and services, choose one of the hotels in the town of Dickinson east of the park. The region's thriving oil industry makes accommodations harder to come by in summer, so book ahead if you plan to visit at that time.
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