Alerts & Conditions

Covid-19 Response

The National Park Service continues to work closely with federal, state, and local public health officials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page contains updated information related to visiting us during this time. Please check back frequently as facility status may change.

 

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What's Open?

  • Park roads
  • Hiking trails - plan ahead and be prepared
  • Climbing routes - climbers must register in-person
  • Restrooms (with running water and drinking water) near the visitor center
  • Picnic area (no restrooms nor drinking water available, anticipated opening in Mid-May)
  • Bookstore open 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday - Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Passport Cancellation Stamp - Available outside public restrooms near visitor center
  • Junior Ranger Program - workbooks available near restrooms, badges available by mail

Be aware that there may be limited services during this time, including restrooms and water. There are no overnight accommodations at this time but the park campground is scheduled to open May 15, weather permitting on a first-come, first-served basis.

What's Closed?

  • Belle Fourche Campground - camping is not permitted in parking lots. Opening date is May 15, weather permitting.
 

When Visiting the Park

 
Graphic showing what 6 feet apart looks like with 2 picnic tables, a moose's antlers, a yoga mat, a national park sign, 2 information waysides, and a grizzly bear.
When visiting the park follow all CDC guidelines, including social distancing.

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Follow CDC Guidelines

Please abide by CDC guidelines on how to protect yourselves and others when visiting Devils Tower. These guidelines will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the park and your hometown:

  • Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds
  • Keep a distance of 6 feet with others, wear a mask when distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Wear a face covering over your mouth and nose when in restrooms and park buildings.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
 
Hand holding two Leave No Trace cards with plant in background.
Practicing Leave No Trace ethics is especially important when the park has limited services.

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Leave No Trace

Restroom facilities are limited. Please come prepared for your visit by following Leave No Trace Ethics. Recreating responsibly is especially important during this time:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare - know what's open in the area
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors - gives other space on the trail
  • Dispose of Waste Properly - pack out your trash
  • Respect Wildlife
 

Reduce Crowding

There are many factors to consider when deciding to visit the park. Here are our suggestions for making your visit enjoyable:

  • Avoid the rush! May - September Weekends between 10 am and 3 pm is the busiest time to visit the park. Consider visiting during early or late in the day to avoid crowds and parking congestion.
  • Take the road less traveled! Try parking in the lot near the picnic area and hiking less-frequented trails.
  • Watch the webcams! Monitor park webcams to see how busy we are before driving out. Webcams - Devils Tower National Monument (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
 
 
Trail winding through grass and trees with man walking and red cliffs in the background

Hiking

Explore the monument on foot.

A view of the Tower and a prairie with log covering fog and a cloudy sky.

Weather

Weather can vary dramatically at Devils Tower, be prepared and check the weather before you go!

View looking away from the park at a long line of cars waiting for entry

Traffic Webcam

See if there’s a line at the entrance station

Last updated: March 19, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 10
Devils Tower, WY 82714

Phone:

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

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