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The nearly vertical monolith known as Devils Tower rises 1,267 feet above the meandering Belle Fourche River. Once hidden below the earth's surface, erosion has stripped away the softer rock layers revealing Devils Tower.

Known by several northern plains tribes as Bears Lodge, it is a sacred site of worship for many American Indians. The rolling hills of this 1,347 acre park are covered with pine forests, deciduous woodlands, and prairie grasslands. Deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife are abundant. Proclaimed September 24, 1906 as the nation's first national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt.

  

CONTACTS

Email - deto_interpretation@nps.gov

Fax- 307-467-5350

Write to
P.O. Box 10
Devils Tower, WY 82714-0010

Phone
Visitor Information - (307) 467-5283

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
Devils Tower National Monument is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Visitor Center is open 8:30 - 4:30 through November 25, then closes for the season. Information can be obtained at the Administration Building during the winter. The campground and picnic area are closed for the season.

Getting There
PLANE - Nearest commercial airports at Gillette, WY and Rapid City, SD

CAR - Visitors travelling east on I-90 exit at Moorcroft, WY. Visitors travelling west on I-90 exit at Sundance, WY, take 14 north to 24, take 24 north to Devils Tower.

Weather & Climate
Cold winters, snow not unusual. Cool rainy springs. Warm, sometimes hot summers with some thunderstorms. Mild to cool falls.

Accessibility
Facilities at the picnic area, campground, amphitheatre and administration building are accessible. The Visitor Center is accessible, but the restrooms are not. Accessible restrooms are located next door in the Ranger Office building. Interpretive talks in front of the Visitor Center are handicap accessible. Trails are steep and narrow.

Getting Around
Personal vehicle and hiking. Pets are not allowed on trails, but leashed pets may be exercised in the parking areas and along the main road.



CAMPING

Belle Fourche Campground
The 30-site campground at Devils Tower is nestled along an oxbow bend in the Belle Fourche River. Sites can accomodate tents or RVs up to 35 feet in length. The campground is operated on a first come/first serve basis. Three group sites are available with a minimum of 6 persons per site.Golden Age/Access discounts (1/2 price) apply to camping fees. Handicap campsites are available. Hookups, showers, and dump station are NOT available. Drinking water and handicap-accessible restroom facilities are located in the campground and at the picnic area.

FACILITIES

Visitor Centers
DEVILS TOWER VISITOR CENTER
Hours vary with season
Open Until November 25 daily 8:30 to 4:30
Available Facilities - Visitor Center is located at the end of the park road at the base of the Tower. Includes exhibits and a Natural History Association bookstore Outdoor wayside exhibits can be found throughout the monument.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Devils Tower National Monument.
 Campgrounds Near Devils Tower National Monument:
Devils Tower KOA Kampground, Devils Tower, 10 miles away
Devils Tower National Monument - Belle Fourche Camp Ground, Hulett, 10 miles away
Devil's Tower Fort, Devils Tower, 12 miles away
Keyhole State Park - Wind Creek, Carlile, 14 miles away
Keyhole State Park - Coulter Bay, Carlile, 14 miles away
Keyhole State Park - Rocky Point, Carlile, 14 miles away
Keyhole State Park - Patís Point, Carlile, 14 miles away
 Marinas Near Devils Tower National Monument:
Keyhole Marina & Motel, Moorcroft , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Devils Tower National Monument:
Hulett Motel, Hulett , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN Devils Tower Inn, Hulett , 17 miles away
Rodeway Inn Sundance Mountain Inn, Sundance , 34 miles away
BEST WESTERN Inn At Sundance, Sundance , 36 miles away
Arbuckle Lodge Gillette, Gillette , 46 miles away
Rodeway Inn Gillette, Gillette , 48 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Gillette, Gillette , 48 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Devils Tower National Monument:
Terry Peak, South Dakota , 71 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
 Public Lands Near Devils Tower National Monument:
Keyhole State Park, Wyoming , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Devils Tower National Monument:
Keyhole Golf Club, Moorcroft , 7 miles away
Devils Tower Golf & Country Club, Hulett , 17 miles away

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