If you’re planning to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park, you’ll definitely want to stay in beautiful Medora! There are so many things to do in Medora that you’ll need more than just a few days to experience why it’s North Dakota’s #1 tourist destination! Lots of outdoor attractions, shows and family fun are all awaiting your arrival!
In the past several decades, through federally protected preserves and wildlife conservation programs, the American Bison can be seen in the wild once again. Obviously not the vast millions of pre 1800’s, but today 9 bison herds in 12 states roam the Plains and Prairies of the United States. And now, the Bison reigns as the U.S. National Mammal. So, I bet you’re wondering, where are the best places to see bison in America?
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the least visited National Parks. Located in western North Dakota, this crown jewel of the National Parks gets far few visitors than Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons. But, don’t skip this off-the-beaten path park because it’s the perfect solitude-seeking destination that plays host to wildlife viewing, hiking and spiritual connection.
While exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, we camped at Cottonwood Campground inside the park. It’s located just five miles from the National Park’s South Unit park entrance. Our plans were originally to camp three nights. Due inclement weather, we ended up staying a few more days. But it was more than the cold rain that kept us there!