Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Unit—Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Location: Watford City, North Dakota
Length of visit: 2 hours to overnight
Major draws: Scenic views, wildlife, hiking
Strenuosity: 0 to 3 out of 10
Cost/Fees: $20 per vehicle or free with America the Beautiful pass
Additional considerations: Two units in different Time Zones
Description: Theodore Roosevelt ran a cattle ranch near these rugged badlands in the 1800s, which now have reintroduced bison, bighorn sheep, and mule deer living in the midst of Bakken Oil Fields boomtowns.