• America's First

    Devils Tower

    National Monument Wyoming

Fire Management

2002 Prescribed Fire at Devils Tower

2002 Prescribed Fire at Devils Tower

NPS Photo

Devils Tower NM has an active prescribed fire program. Find information on recent prescribed fires, fire effects monitoring, weather, training and the monument's fire management plan at the Northern Great Plains Fire Management website.

 

Did You Know?

Devils Tower at sunset

It is believed that the Tower got its name when Colonel Dodge's translator misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God's Tower, later shortened to Devils Tower. Some Indians call it Mato Tipila, meaning Bear Lodge. Other American Indian names include Bear’s Tipi, Home of the Bear, and Tree Rock.