Plan Your Visit
Winter is a Great Time to visit the Tower!
The monument remains open 24 hours a day, and normally 365 days per year. This is subject to change due to inclement weather which may cause... delays opening the roads or even complete closure because of the most severe weather. The current schedule for the Visitor Center and the Natural History Association Book Store located at the top of the hill and at the base of the tower will be open daily, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.
Devils Tower NM joins other NPS sites in not selling plastic water containers. You may purchase water containers in the bookstore from Devils Tower Natural history Association or bring your own water container. There are water bottle refill stations throughout the Monument.
The Bell Fourche River Campground is closed October until May. All trails are open though they are not maintained. Please use caution when out exploring the Monument.
We also ask that you help to preserve the primitive nature of the area by following Park regulations. Smoking is permitted in designated areas, please do not litter. Pets may be walked in the parking areas as long as they are on leash. Pets are not permitted on the trails,
Deer and turkey are both abundant this year an dlaso watch for the occasional fox, bobcat or mountain lion.
President Theodore Roosevelt established Devils Tower National Monument on September 24, 1906. The spectacular rock formation known as Devils Tower and the surrounding countryside, home to a myriad of plant and animal life, attract visitors from around the world. Climbers test their skills on vertical rock walls. Visitors delight in the beauty of the area and enjoy the activites offered at the monument. American Indians consider the area sacred, a place for prayer and renewal.
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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.