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Devils Tower - Black Hills KOA Journey

60 State Highway 110, Devils Tower, Wyoming 82714-5013 USA

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“offers a great view of the rock monolith”

Devils Tower National Monument, named a "top 10 eco-tourism destination," is America's First National Monument. The monument was established in 1906 by Teddy Roosevelt. Nestled on the banks of the Belle Fourche River in the beautiful Black Hills of Wyoming, this KOA campground lies in the shadow of Devils Tower. Enjoy the nightly hayride through the historic Campstool Ranch, one of the oldest ranches in Wyoming. The movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind was filmed on-site in 1976, and it is shown nightly at the campground. This KOA offers a full-service restaurant, an extensive gift shop and a Sweet Shoppe that features legendary fudge, hand-dipped ice cream , and hot cinnamon sugar nuts.Open May 15 - October 15 (depending on snow conditions, please call for off-season reservations). Pool: June 1 - September 1 (depending on weather conditions). Max pull thru: 70 feet. Your hosts: the Driskill family.Please note that the campground site numbers have changed from previous years. They are accurate on the map.

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50 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.5 Access
4.6 Location
4.1 Cleanliness
3.7 Site Quality
3.8 Noise

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Reviewed by
Kdurivage

  • 10 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
July 09, 2015
Rated 5.0

We stayed for a night at this KOA after visiting Devil's Tower. The staff were friendly and helpful, the sites were level (all with spectacular views of the tower), the utilities all worked as expected, and they show Close Encounters on the big screen under the stars every night. Highly recommended.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jimmaustin

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 27, 2018
Rated 5.0

Spent two nights here. Cost $61.00 a night without discount, $55.00 with discount. The location was fabulous. We had a close encounter with the tower of our own! The staff was great. WiFi was good. They are installing a premium WiFi which will be ready next season. They have no cable but did provide satellite cord. Which we didn’t use. The roads were gravel, the sights had well maintained grassy areas with many mature shade trees. There was also a nice outdoor pool. All in all a nice looking KOA. I would stay here again.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
SeanHazard

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0

I spent May 27 - May 30 (Memorial Day) at Devils Tower KOA. I want to start by thanking the owners and staff for providing a wonderful experience in an amazing location. Every part of our vacation was just made that much better by all their efforts. The camp store is not only well supplied with trinkets and souvenirs it also has a wide variety of items that you may have forgotten or didn't decide you needed until you got there and the prices are really good. I've stayed at several other KOAs and campgrounds in general all over the U.S. and between the views, the accommodation and most definitely the staff this is hands down the best one yet. It is immediately outside of the park entrance and the Devils Tower Monument Visitor's Center is a two-three mile walk away and then another mile to walk around the base of the tower. The camp has a full playground and pool, carriage rides and they show the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" almost every night with the Tower behind the screen. I'm already looking at going back there in September. I can't recommend staying here strongly enough. Thank you all and we'll certainly be back!

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Reviewed by
Campendium

January 10, 2015
Rated

Perfect place to relive the movie about the aliens and Devils Tower. You are right at the base in this vey nice family run KOA. Lots of prime space, many amenities, very friendly service and located just outside the gate into the Park.

Every late afternoon when we were there a next door rancher let his herd of goats with bells on run along a fenced area next to the C/G to feed and to keep the weeds down. Quite entertaining to watch and something out of the ordinary.

Hiking, rock climbing and wildlife watching in the Park.

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Days Stayed: 2

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5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 07, 2015
Rated

The least expensive option for tent sites is an open grassy field where you park and set your tent up facing whatever direction you'd like- we chose to face the tower.
This KOA has a great kid friendly pool (which we didn't swim in as we were totally into exploring the park), a very well stocked camp store, friendly and informative staff and a small diner whose staff is a tad exasperated by tourists freaking out over the Close Encounters of the Third Kind pinball machine. They get especially twitchy (but keep their smiles on) around closing time at 9pm so come early.
I would avoid this place during Sturgis week as it most probably goes completely bonkers- the tent sites are not private in any way.
We spotted cabins near a small stream but they looked rather small inside. The area is stunning and you will be very happy booking any site here.
The women's bathroom had standing water on the floor and dirty stalls but other than that the campground is well cared for. Also at night they turn on some noisy sprinklers, make sure you don't set up near a sprinkler as they reach really far into the field.
The campground is very easy to spot from the highway and literally right next to the park. I highly recommend it.

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Nightly Rate: $36.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: n/a

5 Access
5 Location
3 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
3 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 23, 2015
Rated

After two weeks of boondocking, we were excited to have full hookups for a night and to get some laundry done. Our site, 69, offered a prime view of the tower. However, it was a grass site and badly pitted from RV stabilizers. Mike twisted his ankle in one, and my 19 month old took a bad tumble in another. The sewer pipe sat up on an embankment which put it higher than our black/gray tank valve so we couldn't dump. When I asked the office about getting another site, they informed me they were booked up. I asked about a discount because we couldn't use the sewer hookup (most sites were just water/electric), but they refused to refund the difference. The laundry facility near our site had two broken machines, and the machines were small, running $2 for each. The restaurant on location is dangerously overpriced. For two small burgers, 4 fountain drinks (no free refills apparently), and an basket of cheese sticks, we paid over $45. Each night they show Close Encounters of the Third Kind just outside the restaurant facing Devil's Tower on a small 40 inch TV. There's also hayrides, but the cost is $6 per person, and they were going to charge for our two under two as well.

Overall, not impressed with this KOA, and probably won't stay at another KOA again.

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Nightly Rate: $54.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 69

4 Access
4 Location
3 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
2 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 20, 2016
Rated

When reserving your spot here ask for a site with a good view of the tower. We had a back-in spot that was semi shaded, huge and right by the dog park. Our pup loved it! Our spot had clean hook ups.

Definitely take advantage of the hay rides they do that take you all around the land near the park to see all of the wildlife (you might even luck out and get to see buffalo right near the gate across the street) then watch the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind they have showing behind the office every night.

It's a KOA right at the entrance of a national monument. Don't expect too much and prepare by having food in your rv to cook because there aren't any stores nearby.

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Nightly Rate: -

Days Stayed: 2

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4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 16, 2017
Rated

The staff is friendly, the spots are grassy and plenty large for both RV and tow vehicle. It's reasonably quiet, and just steps from the entrance to Devil's Tower. There are a couple of stores right there for souvenirs, food, etc. Deer sometimes roam the park at night.

They play "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" every night outdoors with the tower as a backdrop.

The pool is too cold to use for much of the summer.

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Days Stayed: 3

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Reviewed by
mistymountains

  • 41 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 05, 2018
Rated

First of all, it's a KOA. They're expensive. I hate when people deduct stars due to price when you know what the place costs going into it. This is the only place to stay when visiting Devils Tower unless you stay within the monument borders at a campground with no hookups. Because of that, they could offer a subpar establishment -- but they don't. The sites and hookups are good for the 1-2 nights a person might stay here. The views of the tower from pretty much anywhere in the campground are amazing! We didn't have a view right out our window thanks to a tree, but boy were we happy to have that tree because of how hot it was! We didn't use the restrooms or showers, so I can't comment on that, but they have a nice store onsite with a cafe. I sat by the pool for a little bit, but it's freezing cold, so just put my legs in. As people have mentioned, they show Close Encounters of the Third Kind every night because it was filmed there. The campground is literally yards from the entrance to the national monument, affording you the opportunity to visit the monument before the crowds show up. I arrived at the monument at 7:45am (it's open 24 hours) and walked the 1.3-mile trail around the tower and only saw three other groups. There is not much in the area except for a gas station a 10-minute drive up the road in Hulett. Though I don't know why we'd ever visit Devils Tower again after seeing once, we would stay here again if we're ever in the area. My only complaint is that I wish they would mowed the lawn. Long grass can make an otherwise decent place look shabby.

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Nightly Rate: $55.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 51

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

Reviewed by
JKJenn

  • 126 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 26, 2018
Rated

We had a great experience at this KOA. You really cannot beat the view, full hookups, very clean, and sufficient amenities.

We paid extra for the premium view and we did not regret it. We reserved the site and it is worth getting reservations as this CG fills up during the tourist season.

Cell phone with Verizon and At&t were was excellent. The free wifi was too painfully slow to use but the VG was completely full, so not a surprise.

This was a de facto ent size site for a KOA. But not like a state park.

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Nightly Rate: $63.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 67

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Devils Tower - Black Hills KOA Journey

60 State Highway 110
Devils Tower, Wyoming
82714-5013 USA
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Season End
October 13
Affiliation
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Sites Count
156
Season Start
May 1
Last Nightly Rate
98.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
36.0
Back In RV Sites Count
30
Standard Tent Sites Count
100
Pull Through RV Sites Count
53
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
42.0
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