The National Park Service welcomes people with disabilities. If a particular service or issue is not mentioned below, such as alternate formats for print materials, audio description, assistive listening, captions, or physical access to particular facilities, programs or services, please contact the park.
You may wish to learn about the The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass-- or simply, the Access Pass -- which provides a wide range of discounts on activities and services when you visit federal lands.
The America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass or "Interagency" Access Pass is a free, lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. The pass admits the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car. The Access Pass replaces the Golden Access Passport, which is still valid, but can be traded in for the new, more durable Access Pass. You can obtain an Access Pass at the Devils Tower entrance station.
Wheelchairs & Mobility
The Devils Tower National Monument continues to make all locations throughout the Monument accessible to people of all abilities. The process to make all areas accessible is ongoing. Here are some details that may make your visit more enjoyable.
Built in 1935, the log structure features exhibits on Devils Tower. The doorway will accommodate wheelchairs up to 35 inches in width. Curb cuts allow access to drinking fountains, benches, binoculars, and the information kiosk in the center plaza area. Accessible restrooms are located in the first log building on the right as you enter the visitor center parking lot.
The 1.3 mile Tower Trail circles the base of the Tower and is paved. The trail has steep grades and is not recommended for wheelchair users. The steepest part of the trail can be seen from the Visitor Center parking lot. Other trails in the monument are not accessible.
Belle Fourche River Campground
Four sites in the campground are accessible - sites A-2, A-4, B-11, and B-25. Campground restrooms are accessible.
Belle Fourche River Campground Amphitheater
The outdoor amphitheater is wheelchair accessible. Accessible restrooms are available across the street in the picnic area.
The restrooms and drinking fountain are accessible. There are two picnic tables which will accommodate wheelchairs. They are located on either side of the sidewalk before you reach the restrooms.
For visitors with hearing impairments, a variety of publications may be obtained at the visitor center. Wayside exhibits with illustrations and text on natural and cultural features are situated throughout the park and in the visitor center.
Service animals are allowed in all facilities and on all trails unless an area has been closed by the superintendent to protect park resources.
Definition of Service Animal
The 2010 revision to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a "service animal" as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability,including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.
Dogs that are not trained to perform tasks that mitigate the effects of a disability, including dogs that are used purely to provide comfort or emotional support ("therapy animals"), are considered pets. Service animals in training and pets are subject to the park's pet regulations and are not allowed on trails or boardwalks.
Things to Know
Where domestic animals and wildlife overlap there is a possibility of exchanging diseases between the two groups. Domestic dogs can introduce disease into wildlife habitats and the park's canids (wolves, coyotes, and foxes) are vulnerable to domestic diseases such as canine distemper, parvo virus, rabies, mange,etc. Likewise it is possible for domestic dogs to acquire these diseases from wild animals.
To further prevent the spread of disease:
Devils Tower Brochure -Audio Version
We have available, our park brochure in audio format for any who wish to listen to it. Also available is the downloadable MP3 file of each track.
Last updated: August 1, 2018