I agree with the reviews, that the South Unit may not be as highly dramatic in its scenery as the North Unit, but it's a truly amazing place. The National Park Visitor Center makes a good place to stop and get an overview of the park and the Cottonwood Campground is located in a beautiful area of the park.
A great place to experience the bad lands without getting eaten by buzzards. You may even see a bison. Easy drive after stopping at the visitor center. Have a good breakfast and bring your water bottles and camera. Stop and walk the nature hikes and take it all in. Experience the stars at night ,
What a wonderful drive. We were able to see a lot of animals walking very close to the roads. There were a lot of wild horses when we went through the park. You will have many chances to stop and take pictures. The best part is you can park and walk the trails or even get a little adventurous and... 更多
There is a beautiful 36-mile loop drive through the National Park. You get views of the Badlands from all different levels. We were able to get close to a buffalo standing by the road. There are many stopping places where you can get out and take pictures. There are also many hiking trails for the more adventurous. If you are... 更多
After exploring the North Unit the evening before, the South unit was a bevy of wildlife! Still as scenic and beautiful as the North Unit, but bison, prairie dogs and wild horses galore! Was amazing...especially the horses. Definitely worth the trip through! And a stop in Medora before or after is a good idea.
Around 01:00 PM we were able to get one of the last campsites available in the Cottonwood Campground. The campground is primitive with no electricity or water hookups, but the cost is minimal. One we were based there we drove around the 35 mile loop drive and did many of the short hikes to viewpoints and points of interest. We... 更多
We saw more animals in one day doing the loop drive of the south end of Theodore Roosevelt National Park than we've seen all together driving throughout Alaska and Canada for months. Bison (including babies), turkeys, pheasant, prairie dogs, wild horses, and lots of birds. Great vistas and several short hikes to breath-taking views.
Every year we visit at least one National Park. This year we got the annual pass and went to 10. The last park we visited this year was Theodore Roosevelt National Park. While I'm happy I visited this park (it was my first time) it simply does not compare to other National Parks. The one saving grace is that there... 更多
It seems like so many reviewers give fours and fives to every site, so how does one make a site standout? This park (N & S units) was my favorite stop on our 2.5 week tour of the Dakotas. Both my wife & I found it more spectacular than Badlands. The short Boicourt Trail in the S. Unit led to... 更多
We thoroughly enjoyed both the north and south units of the park. Because we knew we'd be going to both, we didn't do the long hikes in the north unit, choosing instead to spend more time just soaking in the beauty and peacefulness of the north unit overlooks (less crowded). So we had time to hike the Painted Canyon trail,... 更多