Description - The nearly vertical monolith known as Devils Tower rises 1,267 feet above the meandering Belle Fourche River. It is the remnant of an ancient volcanic feature. Known by several northern plains tribes as Bears Lodge, it is a sacred site of worship for many American Indians. The rolling hills of this 1,347 acre park are covered with pine forests, deciduous woodlands, and prairie grasslands. Deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife are abundant. This area was proclaimed September 24, 1906 as the nation's first national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt.
- The Visitor Center is located at the end of the park road at the base of the Tower. Outdoor wayside exhibits can be found throughout the monument. There are regularly scheduled summer walks, talks, and evening campfire programs.
There is a fifty site campground in the park. Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no lodging in park. A KOA campground is located outside entrance.
Recreation - Popular activities include hiking, wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, photography.
Climate - This area experiences cold winters, and snow is not unusual. It normally experiences cool, rainy springs and warm, sometimes hot summers with some thunderstorms. Fall is usually mild to cool.
Devils Tower is located in the northeast corner of Wyoming approximately 70 miles northeast of Gillette off Interstate 90.