South Unit, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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  • September 24, 2017
    Full of North Dakota Badlands, this park had beautiful vistas and gorgeous sites. And we saw many animals: Buffalo, Pronghorns, Mule Deer, White Tailed Deer and hundreds of Prairie Dogs. There is a 30...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    Late afternoon we took the drive through the loop. The park was beyond my expectation. The geological formations and the wildlife were simply amazing. We saw wild horses, prairie dogs (many areas), bi...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    We made the long and sometimes boring drive up from Rapid City, SD and this park was worth every mile of the drive. Staying in Medora we could be in the park in 10 minutes. We drove the wildlife loop ...  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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