Laws & Policies

The laws and policies of Devils Tower National Monument are established through multiple entities. National policies are set by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 36, Chapter 1. Park superintendents also determine site-specific regulations through a document known as the Superintendent's Inventory. Park policies are derived from these two sources.

Park Etiquette

As a unit of the National Park Service, all resources within the boundary of Devils Tower National Monument are protected. It is a violation of federal law to remove or disturb any artifcat in a national park unit - including rocks, flowers, plants, cultural artifacts and wildlife. It is also illegal to carve or deface any object, including rocks and trees. Respect your park, and help preserve it for future generations.


Federal law now allows people who can legally possess firearms to have those firearms in national parks. Federal, state and local laws apply, and it is the resonsibility of visitors to understand and comply by applicable regulations. Please visit the State of Wyoming's website for laws related to the possession of firearms.

Be advised: hunting is still illegal in the park and federal law still prohibits firearms in certain facilities in the park, such as visitor centers, administrative buildings, etc. These prohibited locations will be marked with signs at all public entrances.

Manned/Unmanned Aircraft

The National Park Service requests that pilots of manned aircraft maintain a minimum distance of 2,000 feet above the nearest ground mass within national park units. Additionally, there is a 2-mile no-fly advisory zone around the Tower (3 miles in June). The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, inside of Devils Tower National Monument is prohibited. Regulations regarding drones are discussed in the above-linked Superintendent's Inventory.


Visit our pet page for more information about visiting the Tower with your pet, including information on service animals. Pets are permitted in the park, but must be on a leash at all times; pets are not allowed on any park trails, but are permitted along roads, near parking areas, and in the campground and picnic areas.

Last updated: January 18, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 10
Devils Tower, WY 82714


(307) 467-5283 x635
Devils Tower National Monument Visitor Center Phone Number

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