Theodore Roosevelt National Park


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Theodore Roosevelt National Park,

70,447 acres (28,531 hectares), W N.Dak., in the Badlands and on the Little Missouri River; est. 1947. There are three units—the North Unit, the Elkhorn Ranch Unit, and the South Unit. Roosevelt first came to the area in 1883 to hunt bison and other big game. In 1884 he established the Elkhorn Ranch, and for several years after that he returned to the ranch for short periods. The ranch house and other buildings have been accurately reproduced in a diorama. The landscape of the park is marked by tablelands, buttes, canyons, and rugged hills; animal life is diverse. Among the attractions are petrified forests. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Address:315 2nd Ave
Box 7
Medora, ND 58645

Phone:701-623-4466
Fax:701-623-4840
Web: www.nps.gov/thro/
Size: 70,447 acres.
Established: Established as Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park on April 25, 1947; redesignated on November 10, 1978. Wilderness designated on November 10, 1978.
Location:Park's North and South units are in both in western North Dakota. The South Unit entrance and visitor center are in Medora, just off I-94 (Exits 23 & 27), 135 miles west of Bismarck. The Painted Canyon Visitor Center is 7 miles east of Medora, just off I-94 (Exit 32). The North Unit entrance is 16 miles south of Watford City along US 85. The distance between Medora at the South Unit and the North Unit is 70 miles, via I-94 and US 85.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, boating, kayaking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, auto touring, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The park includes scenic badlands along the Little Missouri River and part of Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch. It also includes one of the largest petrified forests in the United States and extensive paleontological deposits from the Paleocene era. The 120-mile Maah Daah Hey Trail connects the two units of the park.

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The Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the western half of North Dakota is an uplander's paradise--but the terrain is unforgiving and tests your physical capabilities.
In order to determine if the nearby increased light pollution is affecting the night skies in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a Unihedron Sky Quality Meter was used to measure the Naked Eye Limiting Magnitude of the skies in the south unit of the park as well as areas immediately north of the park where oil activity is occurring.
Novey, who likens the Theodore Roosevelt National Park experience to re- visiting the movie Dances with Wolves, traces Teddy's role in establishing the park, and tours its many features, trails, and recreational opportunities.
The 70,000-acre Theodore Roosevelt National Park adjoins the Grasslands, and in the tourist town of Medora, the play Bully, a hagiographic drama about TR, is staged in his honor daily.
The historic tins, which commemorate three log cabin sites being restored this year under the Foundation's "Restoration of America's Log Cabins" program, include: the Continental Army Encampment at Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge, Pa.; the Maltese Cross Cabin at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, N.D.; and Grant's Civil War Headquarters at City Point, Petersburg National Battlefield, Hopewell, Va.
On April 25, 1947, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park was established on the outskirts of Medora, and it now stands as a living monument honoring the late conservation-minded president.
In 2003, I bicycled across North Dakota on a Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail trek, passing the entrance to the North Units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It was literally a life-changing experience.
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Largely devoted to the badlands of South Dakota, home to Badlands National Park, this guidebook also describes several trails in North Dakota; Theodore Roosevelt National Park: The Story Behind the Scenery by Henry A.
Fracking adjacent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park is changing the landscape.

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