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Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit Scenic Byway

This byway provides the colorful North Dakota Badlands as a scenic backdrop with its sweeping vistas of one of the last remnants of wilderness in the Northern Great Plains. Theodore Roosevelt National Park memorializes the 26th president for his enduring contributions to the conservation of our natural resources. Visitors are provided a unique opportunity for wildlife viewing. In the park you will find open prairie, hardwood draws, bison, other wildlife, and the Little Missouri River.

Theodore Roosevelt NP North Unit Scenic Byway


Begins 15 miles south of Watford City from US Highway 85 and proceeds west on the scenic drive through the North Unit of the park.

For current road conditions call 701-623-4466 during business hours and on weekends. Updated information is also available on the park's website at www.nps.gov/thro.

Locator Map


Points of interest and more information: Scenic Byways and Backways brochure