Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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VISIT Theodore Roosevelt National Park:

Park Details

Theodore Roosevelt National Park was established on April 25, 1947, and has a total area of 70,447 acres (110 square miles, or 285 square kilometers).

Address 315 Second Avenue, Medora, ND, 58645
Phone 701-623-4466
HoursOpen 24 hours a day, year-round
Entrance Fee$30 per vehicle, valid for 7 days
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the 90th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park are September, October, May & June.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits6,8665,16215,12511,99376,738150,232176,113157,639130,01855,7778,2352,187
Precipitation201934557161433931372421
Avg Temp293345587080898877604331
Max Temp45516678879710210094826449
Avg Temp141826354555615949372516
Min Temp-10-45203041504733196-7
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Theodore Roosevelt National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Devils Tower, Wind Cave, Mt. Rushmore to Badlands4447

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

NameDistance
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site76 mi
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site101 mi
Devils Tower National Monument175 mi
Mount Rushmore National Memorial213 mi
Jewel Cave National Monument224 mi
Badlands National Park227 mi
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site228 mi
Wind Cave National Park235 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Cottonwood - Theodore Roosevelt National ParkND more 4 miles
Medora City RV CampgroundMedora, ND more 5 miles
Sully Creek State Rec AreaMedora, ND more 7 miles
WannaganBeach, ND more 9 miles
Buffalo GapMedora, ND more 11 miles
MagpieWatford City, ND more 24 miles
Burning Coal VeinBelfield, ND more 26 miles
Visitors Center - BeachBeach, ND more 27 miles
Patterson Lake Rec AreaDickinson, ND more 29 miles
Golva City ParkGolva, ND more 30 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Theodore Roosevelt National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
None Found.

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Theodore Roosevelt National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International AirportYWGWinnipeg, MB349 mi
Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO494 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Williston Basin International AirportXWAWilliston, ND90 mi
Frank Wiley FieldMLSMiles City, MT121 mi
Bismarck Municipal AirportBISBismarck, ND128 mi
Minot International AirportMOTMinot, ND135 mi
Wokal Field/Glasgow-Valley County AirportGGWGlasgow, MT171 mi
Rapid City Regional AirportRAPRapid City, SD203 mi
Gillette Campbell County AirportGCCGillette, WY207 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.