“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.
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.
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.
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!
Great place beautiful views of the tower. Unfortunately the pool wasn't ready to use but that didn't stop us from enjoying our stay we stayed two nights.
We stayed august 2021. The staff was friendly and helpful. My kiddos loved the movie and space themed mini golf. The views are the best part though and access to the tower trails!
A little over priced for the accommodations in my opinion since both pools are out of service with no compensation and most sites lack any shade. We got lucky with number 7. Price and the pools are the only reason for the one star reduction. Otherwise a very pleasant staff, well kept grounds, new showers and restroom renovations, and a super fun chance to watch Close Encounters of the Third Kind with the Devils Tower right behind the screen. The movie is 45 years old but seemingly timeless, especially sitting at the base of that rock watching it. I’d come again but stay longer. Hike around the tower at the top, you’ll make it and won’t regret it.
So expensive, but gorgeous! Restrooms were super clean. Everything is overpriced.
The view was great…. But the cabin was crap. It was dirty. There were sharp screws poking out every where. I was told they had a restaurant but wasn’t told they were closed the days we booked. We were also not informed there was a fire ban and made it very difficult to eat with no restaurant and no fire. The staff is suuuuuper short and that was very frustrating. They were also installing a fence RIGHT behind our cabin. Banging for hours right during babes nap time. The kids were excited to hear about the Hay rides and miniature golf, only to find out both cost extra $$$$. Then the final disappointment…. They couldn’t get the movie to play at the end of the night. Most expensive stay and the most disappointing out of all the KOA’s we’ve stayed at.
Fabulous spot! The owners are lovely and so helpful! Best views!
Our second time and it keeps getting better. Tons of amenities and it looks like they’re building a brand new pool (old one is still good to use). We love shopping at the trading post, camp store and ice cream shop, but our favorite thing has to be the trail up to Devils Tower from the campground (about 4.5 miles if you include circling the base which is flat and paved) AND watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind outside with the tower in the background. Such a magical place! Can’t wait to be back!!
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