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Devils Tower Reopens

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Date: May 10, 2013
Contact: Nancy Stimson, 307 467 5283

Devils Tower National Monument reopens Friday morning following a brief closure after a prescribed burn escaped containment late Wednesday afternoon. The Belle Fourche Fire was 100% contained at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Firefighters continue to strengthen control lines, mop-up hot spots, and remove hazardous trees to ensure public safety.

 

"The entrance road, Tower Trail, Belle Fourche Campground, picnic area, and visitor center will open Friday morning at 9 o'clock", said Reed Robinson, Monument Superintendent. "The visitor center complex will be open but without potable water due to a utility system failure during the fire. All climbing routes on the tower will be open. All other facilities and trail remain closed as firefighters continued mop-up." 

 

For more information, call 307-467-5283, visit on-line at www.nps.gov/deto, or follow the Monument via Facebook at Devils-Tower-National-Monument-Official-NPS-Site.

 

                                                               - www.nps.gov/deto       

Did You Know?

Devils Tower's summit

The top of Devils Tower is about the size of a football field. It's slightly dome shaped and rocky, with native grasses, cacti, and sagebrush. Occasionally chipmunks, mice, pack rats, and snakes are found.