Theodore Roosevelt National Park By: Madison sloan and eric mcree
Founder: President Truman to honor Theodore Roosevelt
History of Development: As a memorial park, it was the only one of its kind in the National Park System. Eventually, the land was recognized for its diverse cultural and natural resources. On November 10, 1978, the area was given national park status when President Carter signed Public Law 95-625 that changed the memorial park to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The region is very diverse. From forests to prairies and grasslands. It also has rivers, streams, springs, seeps, glaciers, food plains and different geological formations.
The park covers 70,446 acres of land in three sections: the North Unit, the South Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit. The park's larger South Unit lies alongside Interstate 94 near Medora, North Dakota.
Summers are warm with average high temperatures in the 70s and 80s, May through September. Winters are cold with average lows in the single digits December through February. Wind is year-round. The park receives an average of 15 inches of precipitation per year. Violent thunderstorms can occur in the summer, and blizzard conditions may occur in the winter.