Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Theodorec Roosevelt National Park - Medora, North Dakota

August 8 and 9, 2014
Sunny, 73 degrees
After 7 days in Custer, South Dakota, we were ready to move on.  We headed north towards North Dakota.  We stayed at Red Tail Campground in Medora, North Dakota, which is pretty much the only decent park there.  Luckily we were able to get a site on the day we arrived due to a cancellation.  I had called the day before to make a reservation but was told they were full.  It was amazing to see how the site escort managed to get everyone into a site, both small RV's and big rigs.  We stayed two nights at $29.85 per night that included a Good Sam discount.  The showers and bathrooms were pretty good.  Previously we have always used our own shower, but on this trip we opted to use the campground showers and have been pleasantly surprised to find them good.  We passed through Hill City and Deadwood in South Dakota and continued to see lots of motorcycles.

Pretty lake with reflections in South Dakota.

Red Cloud, South Dakota, typical small town in South Dakota.

The Black Hills have turned into wide open spaces.

When our campground neighbors saw us put our North Dakota sticker on our map, they started clapping.  They were members of a local camping club and welcomed us to North Dakota.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is comprised of three sections, north, south and Elkhorn ranch.  We toured the south section.  The Park stretches across 70,416 aces of western North Dakota.  Abundant wildlife, scenic drives, and miles of trails abound.

The park is just spectacular. It was a highlight of our trip.

Loved seeing the wild horses throughout the park.

 Prairie dogs were everywhere.  They are so cute.