Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower

  • An Everlasting Friendship

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    Deadwood Sheriff, Seth Bullock, built the Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower as a dedication to Pres. Theodore Roosevelt. 

  • Tower Projects


    Mount Roosevelt underwent stabilization in 2010 to reinforce the base & restore the monument for public use.

  • Take a Virtual Tour

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    Travel back in time to the era of Theodore Roosevelt & Seth Bullock. (May 2012)

  • Exploring the Tower

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    The trail to the tower is approx. 1 mile round trip.

  • Kids in Parks ~ Track Trails Adventure

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    Visit the Mount Roosevelt Kids in Parks - TRACK Trail webpage for a fun & interactive family adventure!

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset, Year-round
Fees: No fee
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: No Camping
Closest Towns: Deadwood, South Dakota
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Northern Hills Ranger District, (605) 642-4622

General Information


From Deadwood, South Dakota take US Highway 85 north for 1.5 miles. Turn west on Forest Service Road 133 and drive for about 2 miles to the Mt. Roosevelt Picnic area. The trail begins at the picnic area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

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Interpretive Areas

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Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:

The Mount Roosevelt Picnic Area has five picnic sites.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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