By Clint Whitmer

Teddy Roosevelt North Unit Oxbow Bend

Equipment Info
Nearest Area
Western North Dakota
Watford City
Brief Directions

Take Highway 85 south from Williston or North from from Belfield. Traveling south, pass through Watford City to the Little Missouri river channel. Turn right at the sign for the North Unit of the Park. At the entrance, a pass is required for gaining access. Proceed west on a Park trail until arrival at the Oxbow Bend Outlook. Here is the view in the image above.


The autumn is high fire danger in the graslands of the North Unit.


The North Unit of Teddy Roosevelt National Park is particularly colorful in autumn. The fall foliage of the cottonwood and other trees of the Little Missouri river are particularly beautiful. Deer and buffalo may be seen along with species of raptors. The view from the Oxbow Bend vantage point offers an expansive view of badlands of the Little Missouri river.

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