If you’re into wildlife photography, few places are better than North Dakota’s only national park. As these Theodore Roosevelt National Park photos will show, there is plenty to be enjoyed in this sensational park.
Theodore Roosevelt arrived in the North Dakota badlands in 1883 to hunt bison and fell in love with the land. Quickly falling in love with the outdoors life, he came back to the area to mourn the death of his wife and mother, finding peace, solace and adventure in the badlands. He ranched cattle for a bit, all his experiences shaping his opinion about conservation that would determine his groundbreaking Presidentship later on (1901-1909).
The park itself was established in 1947 as the President Roosevelt National Park Memorial Park, the only one of its kind ever created. It became an official national park in 1978.
Inspiring Theodore Roosevelt National Park Photos
The following selection of Theodore Roosevelt National Park photos will provide some excellent inspiration and ideas, hopefully triggering a desire to visit this phenomenal park yourself someday.
Split up in three different units, the South Unit, North Unit and Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch, the park is extremely accessible. The South Unit most of all, located right off Interstate 94. Things to do include driving the Scenic Drive, going for hikes, and wildlife watching. To visit this park properly, you’ll need at least two full days and a rental car.
Keep your eyes on the road because you are almost certain to come across a herd of bison. Prairie dog towns are all over the park and wild mustangs roam the plains.
Have you ever been to Theodore Roosevelt National Park? Which of these Theodore Roosevelt National Park photos do you like most?