Devils Tower National Monument is located in northeastern Wyoming. The primary feature of the park is the 867 ft tall igneous rock monolith towering over the landscape. Also known as Bear Lodge, the Tower is sacred to the Lakota and over 20 tribes.
Management and protection of the Tower is the primary natural resource issue for the park. The monument is a premier crack climbing site with several thousand climbers summiting the Tower each year. Without proper management, climbing could impact vegetation and soil, as well as peregrine falcon nesting. Other noteworthy natural resources in the park include the Belle Fourche River, associated riparian forests, and a 40-acre prairie dog colony.
Species lists for this park found here
Water Quality Data
We partnered with the USGS to install and operate a continuous monitoring station on the Belle Fourche River (2016)
Rocky Mountain Region Digital Herbarium
Find plants from Devils Tower National Monument in this searchable online collection of plant specimens
Read more about our work at this park in the resource briefs (short summaries), protocols (monitoring procedures), monitoring reports (detailed results), or inventories (assessments and lists of natural resources) below.
Reports and Publications
Last updated: May 17, 2022