10 Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park Photos

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.

Interstate 94, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Interstate 94 passes right by the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park
American bison, Theodore Roosevelt National Park photos, North Dakota
When driving the Scenic Loop Drive (South Unit) or Scenic Drive (North Unit), herds of grazing bison are a common sight
Prairie dog in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Much smaller than the bison but no less abundant are the prairie dogs, which live in extensive ‘towns’ all over the park
Little Missouri River, Wind Canyon Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Popular for sunset views, the Wind Canyon Trail offers great views of the Little Missouri River
Skyline Overlook in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Lush badlands and rolling grasslands, one of those typical Theodore Roosevelt National Park photos
Bison grazing in prairie, Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Numerous animal species thrive in the park, but the most iconic and majestic of them all is the American bison
American bison herd in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Peaceful herds of bison casually wander across the plains and hills, occasionally crossing the road. Pay attention!
Badlands and prairie in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Another photo of the quintessential Theodore Roosevelt National Park landscape
Mustangs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Besides bison, wild mustangs are another wildlife highlight
Boicourt Trail, Theodore Roosevelt National Park photos
Arguably the most scenic trail in the South Unit, the Boicourt Trail leads to a 360-degree viewpoint

Have you ever been to Theodore Roosevelt National Park? Which of these Theodore Roosevelt National Park photos do you like most?

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Bram is a Belgian guy who's currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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