Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The North Dakota Badlands cover the southwestern third of the state and are part of a larger range of badlands which stretch south to White Butte and into South Dakota’s Badlands National Park.  These photos were taken in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, near Medora, North Dakota.

There is a certain romance in the landscape of badlands, and North Dakota’s are no exception.  You can’t help but be reminded of the all the moments in cinema history where the badlands were the backdrop, from westerns to post-apocalyptic thrillers.

North American Bison roam this park as well as wild horses and other wildlife.  Camping is available, as well as hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, and more.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Many of these photos are featured in our second book, Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 2.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Scoria Point Overlook

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

This is the Maltese Cross Cabin at the entrance to the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Theodore Roosevelt stayed here in 1883.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The cabin’s original location was seven miles south of Medora.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Marquis de Mores’ meat-packing plant once stood here. Now only the chimney remains.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

This gentleman does a fantastic Theodore Roosevelt,
right down to his turn of the century manner of speech.

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC
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4 Responses to “The Badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park”
  1. Kathleen (BERTSCH) Bennett says:

    WONDERFUL………..I love this area of ND. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Michele says:

    I just drove thru the eastern edge of Teddy Roosevelt last week…just south of Watford City. We caught the sun rising over the hills. Beautiful area. Hope I can get back someday to see more. Thanks for sharing these pics. They are great.

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