Portion of Theodore Roosevelt National Park road closedA portion of the North Unit Scenic Drive in Theodore Roosevelt National Park has been closed due to continued slumping.
A portion of the North Unit Scenic Drive in Theodore Roosevelt National Park has been closed due to continued slumping.
The road from Caprock Coulee to Oxbow Overlook is closed because a section in the Cedar Canyon area has been compromised and is sliding, according to a press release from the park issued Monday.
No entrance fees will be charged in the North Unit while the road is closed.
The first 7 miles, from the Visitor Center to the Caprock Coulee pullout, will have no restrictions and access to and from the campground will not be affected.
“The formation of the Badlands is a constant and ongoing natural process,” Superintendent Valerie Naylor said in the release. “The erosional processes that have given us our beautiful scenery, in combination with the wet conditions of the last two years, have led to the current condition of the park road.”
The North Unit is 15 miles south of Watford City off Highway 85.