Staying Safe at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

A vast and rugged national park named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in the Badlands of North Dakota. With a variety of wildlife and gorgeous natural landscapes, this park draws visitors from around the country. Guests to the park should be sure to take the necessary safety precautions to ensure a safe visit. 


The Badlands experience unpredictable and severe weather that can change rapidly from one moment to the next. Be prepared with plenty of layers, sturdy footwear, and waterproof clothing. 


You’re sure to encounter your share of wildlife in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, including bison, rattlesnakes, prairie dogs and more. Never approach or feed wild animals, and always make sure to keep a safe distance. Never come between a mother and her calf under any circumstances as mothers will be aggressive. Avoid rattlesnakes and black widow spiders by watching where you reach and step, and never reach under rocks or inside of holes or crevices.

Other Concerns 

Be cautious when hiking in the park, as steep slopes can be dangerous and slippery. Always stay on designated park trails and wear sturdy footwear with good traction. 

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