Our Visit To Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Dakota is one of our favorite states to visit and we’ve gone every year during our travels. Somehow we’ve never made it up to North Dakota though and decided to visit the state this year.
Our main reason for the trip was to visit the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It’s been on my list for years so I was happy we finally made the time to check it out.
We stayed in the Cottonwood Campground inside the park.
It was a nice camp close to all the amenities in the park. We got to see wild horses at the Little Missouri River behind the campground and the morning we left a large herd of bison strolled right through camp.
Restrooms, trashcans, and a gift shop are all available at the visitor center. Rangers and volunteers are available at the information desk to answer any questions.
Be sure to check out Theodore Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross Cabin located behind the center.
We did several hikes on our first day. Most are located right off the scenic drive and are pretty short making them perfect for the entire family.
On the Wind Canyon Trail watched a large herd of bison make their way through the river valley.
During the Lower Paddock Creek Trail, you get to walk through multiple prairie dog towns.
Buck Hill has amazing views of the North Dakota prairie and badlands.
We saw small bands of wild horses multiple times while hiking and driving in the park.
For more details on anything I listed above just click on the link. We did more hikes and you can check out all my posts on Theodore Roosevelt National Park here.
I’ll admit that Theodore Roosevelt National Park was not my favorite national park we visited this year, but we still went on some great hikes and I was happy to check it off our list.
Wildlife viewing is amazing here though and I lost count of how many prairie dogs, bison, and wild horses we saw during our visit.