Theodore Roosevelt National Park announces activities for National Parks Week

MEDORA, N.D. - In celebration of National Park Week, entrance fees at Theodore Rooseelvet National Park will be waived this weekend and next.

There are also a number of activities planned, including an egg hunt and a hike led by a park ranger.


Events:

National Park Week begins with National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 15, at the South Unit Visitor Center. At 9:30 a.m. MST there will be “Eggs 101” and eggs-plore, which eggs belong to whom, color your own egg and build a nest. The Annual Easter Egg Hunt, presented by Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, follows at 11:00 a.m. at Chimney Park.

Join a Park Ranger for an afternoon hike at 1:00 p.m. MST on April 15 and hit the trails see how the flora and fauna change at this time of year. Meet at the Jones Creek trailhead in the South Unit; bring water and snacks and be prepared for any type of weather.

National Park Week concludes with Park Prescription Day on Sunday, April 23 in the park’s North Unit. Join a Park Ranger for a hike on the Caprock Coulee Nature Trail to experience springtime in the Badlands. Meet at the trailhead at 2:00 p.m. CST; bring water and snacks and be prepared for any type of weather.