Seasons In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Like all national parks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is open year-round. That said, choose wisely when you want to visit the park. The height of summer can be brutally hot, and the middle of winter can be brutally cold.

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 considerable year-round. Conditions can change quickly.

The park receives an average of 15 inches of precipitation per year, which includes an average of 30 inches of snow during winter months. Travelers should be aware of the potential for violent thunderstorms in the summer and the possibility of blizzard conditions in the winter.

Portions of the South Unit Scenic Loop Drive and North Unit Scenic Road may be closed in winter due to snow and ice. Click here to check the status of park roads.

VISITOR CENTERS

South Unit Visitor Center

Open daily all year 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MT with extended hours during the summer

Closures - Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Painted Canyon Visitor Center

Open April 1 - November 11

Hours 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. MT with extended hours during the summer

North Unit Visitor Center

Open daily April 1 to November 11

Rest of year open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Hours 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT

Closures - Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

CAMPGROUNDS

Cottonwood Campground

Open all year. Limited services from October 1 to mid-May. Fees collected year-round.

Juniper Campground

Open all year. Limited services from October 1 to mid-May.