Devils Tower National Monument To Reopen Friday

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Devils Tower National Monument will reopen in a limited capacity on Friday, Gov. Gov. Mark Gordon announced late Monday night.

The monument’s website confirmed this, noting that park roads, trails, rock climbing and the picnic area would reopen Friday. However, the visitor center and campground will remain closed for the time being.

The monument has been closed for about two months.

On March 25, the Park Service said the closure was due to a request of local public health officers from Crook County, WY.

“The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority,” the Park Service said. “The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The announcement of the opening came on the same day that Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks reopened to the public.

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