Theodore Roosevelt National Park

In Honor of a President

When Theodore Roosevelt came to Dakota Territory to hunt bison in 1883, he was a skinny, young, spectacled dude from New York. He could not have imagined how his adventure in this remote and unfamiliar place would forever alter the course of the nation. The rugged landscape and strenuous life that TR experienced here would help shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from today

Theodore Roosevelt National Park contains several sites of historical significance, each relating to the era of cattle ranching in the late 1800s. Most significant is Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch Site, the main ranch site where he spent the bulk of his time and where many of his conservation ideas grew.

Roosevelt's first ranch home, the Maltese Cross Cabin, is open for viewing at the South Unit Visitor Center. 

The Long X Trail was used as a corridor to move cattle into the Northern Great Plains in the 1800s, and it passes through the North Unit of the park.

Please click here to visit the Theodore Roosevelt website.

Address

PO Box 1255
2261 Highway 85N
Watford City, North Dakota, 58854, United States

Mountain Ridge is located 3 Miles South of Watford City, ND on Highway 85 South (to Bellfield)

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Opening Hours

Please call us at 701-842-6635
to book a viewing time. 
Office hours will be posted soon.