Visting Theodore Roosevelt National Park
One of the places we spent one of our stops at was at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, ND. The park itself has a three distinct units. Some are easier to get to than others! The South unit features a 36 mile drivable Scenic Loop that start from Medora.
We’re a little bit jaded as we have Jasper National Park on our doorstep. It provides us with many opportunities to view wildlife. You can imagine how surprised we were by the amount of different wildlife that we viewed along this Scenic Loop.
The beginning of the loop provided us many opportunities to view interesting creatures! Along the way, there are many turn outs and places to pull off to have a better view or grab your camera for a couple of photos.
The first animal we saw in the park was bison – one sole one standing alone, then further along in the loop we were able to view this herd. As we watched, one of the bison started to huff and puff. He rolled in the sand presumably in our minds to get the flies off.
The prairie dogs delighted all of us with their little squeaks. The field they inhabited seemed to stretch for miles with their small holes littering this way and that. They darted around their holes watching us carefully while they went about their business. We stopped in one burb aptly named “Prairie Dog Town”, and watched them on the provided bench for some time.
Have you visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park?
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.