Alerts & Conditions

Phased Increase in Recreational Access

The National Park Service is working closely with federal, state, and local officials to implement a phased approach to increasing access at Devils Tower National Monument. The National Park Service may decrease access or reinstate a park closure to the public in response to updated guidance. This page contains updated information related to visiting us during this time. Park operations and services will be much different this year.

 

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What's Open?

  • Park roads
  • Hiking trails - plan ahead and be prepared
  • Climbing routes - some routes are closed to protect nesting falcons
  • Picnic area - restrooms and drinking water available

Be aware that there may be limited services during this time, including restrooms and water. There are no overnight accommodations.

What's Closed?

  • Belle Fourche Campground
  • Visitor center and all other park buildings

Visiting in August?

 
 

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:

  • Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds
  • Keep a distance of 6 feet with others
  • Wear a face covering over your mouth and nose
  • 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

Due to the limited services in the park please, come prepared for your visit by following Leave No Trace Ethics. Recreating responsibly is especially important during this time:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • 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! Weekends between 10 am and 3 pm is our busiest time. Consider visiting during the week and / or early or late in the day.
  • 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.
 
 
Trail winding through grass and trees with man walking and red cliffs in the background

Hiking Trails

Explore the monument on foot.

Peregrine falcon flying in a blue sky

Climbing Closures

Check out our current climbing closures.

Car at park entrance station with NPS arrowhead sign in foreground and Tower in background

Traffic Webcam

See if there’s a line at the entrance station

Last updated: July 28, 2020

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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