Painted Canyon Overlook, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Painted Canyon Overlook is located in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. A visit to Painted Canyon Overlook represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Theodore Roosevelt National Park vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Nice pulloff area with maps, bathrooms and store. Staff was very helpful and there are great shots to be taken at the overlook.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    When traveling to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, definitely stop in at the Painted Canyon Overlook for breathtaking views. I arrived just before 8:30 a.m. so I saw a ranger raise the American flag....  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Free & on the way to the entrance of the NP. Plenty of space for parking. Great place to take pictures. There's a rest stop in the parking area. Expect to spend 30mins or so here. Definitely worth the...  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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