Camping in Devils Tower National Monument – Complete Guide & Maps

Camping in Devils Tower National Monument – Complete Guide & Maps

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Devils Tower National Monument is an adventure by itself, but if you get a chance to enjoy camping at Devils Tower National Monument, it’s a great way to really experience the mystique of the area.  Waking up in the park with Devils Tower looming over you, or watching the stars in the night sky with Devils Tower as a backdrop can just be a surreal experience.

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We hope this brief guide help you know what to expect when you start your plans for camping in Devils Tower National Monument!  We’ll also do our best to give you a few tips on what to do what you are here!

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Ahead of your trip be sure to download a copy of our Devils Tower National Monument itinerary!  We cover all you need to know, including what to see and do, hiking maps and more!

DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT CAMPGROUND: OVERVIEW

There is only one campground in Devils Tower, the Belle Forche River Campground.  It has quite a few sites, with most spaces large enough for RV’s up to 35 feet!  There are a few tent-only sites as well.

There are other options to camp outside of Devils Tower, but being inside the park is so nice, as it allows you to avoid the long lines to enter the park and have a guaranteed parking spot!

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DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT CAMPING SUPPLIES

Just outside of Devils Tower National Monument is the small town of Devils Tower, WY.  Here there is a small store for any food items that you may need.  They will be expensive, but the convenience can’t be beat. 

For a larger selection (including restaurants), head to Hulett, WY, which is about 10 miles to the north. 

Big Box stores, camping supplies, etc can be found about an hour to the east in Spearfish, SD.

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DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT CAMPGROUND: DETAILS AND CAMPGROUND MAP

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Map of Belle Forche River Campground in Devils Tower National Monument, courtesy of the National Park Service

 

Belle Forche River Campground

  • Location: The Belle Forche River Campground is located inside the park about 1 mile from the entrance station. Directions from the Devils Tower Entrance Station to the Belle Forche River Campground
  • Accessible via:
  • Reservations: Not offered. The entire campground is First-Come, First-Served.
  • Capacity: 46 sites.
  • Electricity / Water Hookups / Dump Station: No / No / No.
  • Toilets / Showers: Flush toilets and no showers.
  • Nearby: Right near the campground is the Devils Tower Amphitheater, where you can attend ranger programs (which includes ranger talks and stargazing events). It’s also right near the South Side Trail, which is a 1.4-mile loop that heads around a prairie dog town. 
  • Additional details: The Belle Forche River Campground is a first-come, first-served campground. It can get busy, so be sure to get a spot early in the day if you can.  Most of the sites are open, with sparse trees throughout the campground.  The Belle Forche River Campground is only open seasonally, from mid-May to mid-October. 
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DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT GROUP CAMPING

There are three group camping sites in Belle Forche River Campground.  They are not reservable.

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CAMPING NEAR DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT

Depending on how far you are willing to travel, there are quite a few options for camping near Devils Tower National Monument.  Right outside the park is the town of Devils Tower, and there are two good options in particular.  Both of them have more services than the Belle Forche River Campground in the park.  The downside is you do have to contend with traffic when you enter the park during the day, and the crowds can be a bit of a pain if you are driving in during the peak summer visitation period.

Devils Tower KOA

  • Location: The Devils Tower KOA is located just outside of the park entrance in the town of Devils Tower, WY.
  • Accessible via: Car.
  • Reservations: Reservations are offered online at KOA Reservations for Devils Tower and the campground is open mid-May through mid-October.
  • Capacity: 156 sites.
  • Electricity / Water Hookups / Dump Station: Yes / Yes / Yes.
  • Toilets / Showers: Flush toilets and showers.
  • Additional details: Each night the KOA campground has a showing of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. You can also participate in the nightly hayride, campfires, etc.  It’s also dog friendly.  In short, the amenities here are great, but you will have plenty of others around you and it tends to be louder and much busier than the Belle Forche River Campground inside the park.   You also have the option of full hookups here, on-site Wi-Fi, cabins and group camping.

Devils Tower View Campground

  • Location: The Devils Tower View Campground is located on Highway 24 just outside of Devils Tower National Monument.
  • Accessible via: Car.
  • Reservations: Offered year-round. You can go here for reservations to the Devils Tower View Campground.
  • Electricity / Water Hookups / Dump Station: Yes / No / No.
  • Toilets / Showers: Flush toilets and showers.
  • Additional details: The Devils Tower View Campground is cheaper than the KOA, but the facilities are a bit more spartan. Reviews for the campground are good, though, and it’s a great option to consider. This is the only campground in the area open year-round!

Other options include the town of Hulett, WY, which is about 10 miles to the north of Devils Tower National Monument.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT FROM JUST GO TRAVEL STUDIOS

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