Prairie Dog Town. Copyright © Chris M. Image used under Creative Commons 2.0 License.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota covers 110 square miles of badlands in three sections: the North Unit, the South Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit.  The park was named for U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, in honor of his achievements in conservation as president and for the landscape’s influence on his life.  The Little Missouri River flows through all three units of the park, and the Maah Daah Hey Trail connects all three units.  One of the most popular attractions is wildlife viewing.  The park is home to a wide variety of Great Plains wildlife including bison, feral horses, elk, bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer and mule deer, prairie dogs, and at least 186 species of birds including golden eagles, sharp-tailed grouse, and wild turkeys.  (Source: Wikipedia, Image: Chris M.)

>> Next Stop #45: Devil’s Tower >>

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks

Tags: