Superintendent's Compendium


Devils Tower National Monument Compendium of Regulations

Devils Tower National Monument 2023 Superintendent’s Compendium

In accordance with regulations and the delegated authority provided in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (“36 CFR”), Chapter 1, Parts 1-7, authorized by Title 16 United States Code, Section 3, the following regulatory provisions are established for the proper management, protection, government and public use of those portions of Devils Tower National Monument under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. Unless otherwise stated, these regulatory provisions apply in addition to the requirements contained in 36 CFR, Chapter 1, Parts 1-7.

As required by 1.7(b), designations, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority shall be updated annually and made available to the public upon request.


Section 1.5 - Closures and Public Use Limits


Section 1.6 - Permits


Section 2.1 - Preservation of Natural, Cultural & Archeological Resources


Section 2.2 - Wildlife Protection


Section 2.10 - Camping and Food Storage


Section 2.13 - Fires


Section 2.15 - Pets


Section 2.16 - Horses and Pack Animals

(b) The use of horses or pack animals is not permitted in the park, unless approved by the superintendent through a special use permit.

Determination: The superintendent has determined that the use of horses or other pack animals is detrimental to the resources of the park. The animals can cause undue soil erosion, damage cultural resources, and spread exotic plants. In addition, the monument does not include enough acreage to sufficiently separate horses from pedestrian traffic creating a significant safety hazard.

(g) Other conditions concerning the use of horses or pack animals:
  1. Horses and pack animals may not be kept overnight in the monument.
  2. Visitors hauling horses or pack animals are permitted to bring their trailers into the park as long as the animals remain in the trailer at all times.
  3. Horse/pack animal trailers may not be cleaned in the monument.
  4. Horses may be used by adjacent land owners to remove trespass cattle in the park with the permission of the Chief Ranger.

Skating, Skateboards, and Similar Devices


Section 2.21 - Smoking

(a) Smoking is prohibited in all public use and administrative buildings and facilities, as well as within 25 feet of a public building entrance.

Determination: It is the NPS policy that public use and administrative facilities be smoke-free.

Section 2.23 - Recreation Fees


Section 2.51 - Public Assemblies


Section 2.60 - Livestock Use and Agriculture

(a) Absent a permit, the running-at-large, herding, driving across, allowing on, pasturing or grazing of livestock of any kind in a park area for agricultural purposes is prohibited.

Section 4.21 - Speed Limits


Associations, Friends Groups, Conservatories, Etc.

Detailing the closed areas of the monument
The area of the monument shown in red is closed to public access.
Detailing areas of the park where memorialization is prohibited
The area around the Tower Trail and the northwest corner of the park are prohibited for spreading ashes and memorialization.
Detailing the upper park public assembly area
There is an area near the main parking lot designated for public assembly and First Amendment activities.
detailing the campground public assembly area
There is an area near the picnic area designated for public assembly and First Amendment activities.

Last updated: May 1, 2023

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