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Theodore Roosevelt National Park begins phased access

InForum News Brief FSA

MEDORA, N.D. — Theodore Roosevelt National Park is resuming access for recreational day use of trails, picnic areas, roads and backcountry camping.

This announcement comes after following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Public Health Service and the North Dakota Department of Health.

The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Beginning May 9, Theodore Roosevelt National Park will resume access for:

  • All trails and trailheads within park boundaries
  • All roads in the North and South Unit (except South Unit road failure road)
  • Limited restroom facilities
  • Picnic areas
  • Backcountry camping
  • The Elkhorn Ranch Unit

North and south unit visitor centers remain closed, as well as the painted canyon visitor center and rest area. All established campgrounds will remain closed as well.
Staff will be available by phone 701-623-4466 or by email THRO_Interpretation@nps.gov to provide information and direct visitors to non-congested areas during periods of high visitation.

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