Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota is the largest grassland in the nation at 1.03 million acres (1,614 square miles). We dispersed camped here for four days while visiting the nearby Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
It’s a mixed grass prairie (with both long and short grass). Darby and Shadow love the grassland because they can wander free.
Another feature of the Little Missouri National Grassland is the colorful badlands, a rugged terrain eroded by wind and water. Can you see our RV and car parked on top of this ridge? What’s great is we walked out of our RV and right onto a hiking trail through the badlands.
We also had a great view of the South Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The badlands ridges on the upper left of the photo is the southern edge of the national park.
Good thing I came along to hold up this cliff.
Shadow loves the badlands.
And Darby loves hanging out in the grassland. This was a very windy day (notice her ears flapping in the wind), so she cuddled up in a little ball in the grass. We invited her in the RV, but like a little kid, she never wants to come inside!
The first night we arrived it threatened rain. We were wondering if we’d have a repeat of the last grassland when we got stuck in the mud? But it only rained on us for a minute, and besides, we weren’t scheduled to leave for another couple days anyway, so there was plenty of time for the grassland to dry.
The storm produced a spectacular sunset.