President’s Day Weekend Brings Free Entrance
Contact: Nancy Stimson, 307 467 5283
Devils TowerNational Monument News Release
Release Date: February 1, 2014
Contact: Nancy Stimson, Information Officer 307-467-5283
Devils Tower National Monument will offer free entrance Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17.
President's Day weekend is a perfect time to bring family and friends to Devils Tower to experience the grandeur of the magnificent Tower! All hiking trails are open and welcome your exploring. The Bald Eagles, White-Tail Deer, Prairie Dogs and Turkeys are all available for photographing. Truly, winter is a beautiful time a year!
The National Park Service will waive admission fees on five other days in 2014 – the first weekend of National Park Week (April 19-20), the National Park Service's 98th birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 27), and Veterans Day (November 11).
National park passes that provide free or discounted admission are available for active duty military members and their dependents, senior citizens, and people with permanent disabilities. For more on national park fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
To learn more about Devils Tower National Monument contact a park ranger at 307-467-5283, visit us online at www.nps.gov/deto or on Facebook at Devils-Tower-National-Monument-Official-NPS-Site. Devils Tower National Monument is located, 33 miles northeast of Moorcroft, WY, 27 miles northwest of Sundance, WY via U.S. 14, 9 Miles south of Hulett via WY24, and 52 miles southwest of Belle Fourche, S.D. via S.D. Highway34/WY24.
Did You Know?
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.