Celebrate National Park Week

Written by on April 13, 2017

Press Release – Devils Tower will join 117 other national park sites that normally charge an entrance fee and offer free entrance on both weekends of National Park Week. “Find Your Park” at Devils Tower and enjoy a beautiful drive through the rolling Black Hills of Northeast Wyoming!

Come and experience two special events on the 47th Earth Day Saturday, April 22!  The Black Hills Raptor Center present several Education Birds at the visitor center and later that evening discover the windows to the universe in a night skies presentation with the ranger.

“We invite everyone from near and far to experience Devils Tower!” said Tim Reid, superintendent.

Activities April 15 – 23

  • Saturday April 15, Sunday April 16, Saturday April 22, and Sunday April 23 at 1 pm Junior Ranger activities will be offered in front of the visitor center.
  • Saturday April 15 – Sunday April 23 meet the ranger at the kiosk in front of the visitor center 11 am and 2:30 pm daily
  • Tuesday April 18 at 12 noon – 2 pm meet the ranger at the Campbell County Recreation Center in Gillette, WY.
  • Earth Day Saturday April 22, 2:30 pm The Black Hills Raptor Center in Rapid City, SD will present some of their education birds which are raptors that are permanently injured, either physically or mentally. This is great photo opportunity with these magnificent birds.
  • Saturday April 22, 8 pm Half the park is after dark! Join the ranger for a night skies presentation about Native American astronomy and the Lyrids Meteor Shower.  Rangers will have telescopes available for you to view an array of constellations, planets and stars!

National Park Week is a great opportunity to explore the countless ways there are to #FindYourPark. Launched in March 2015, Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support America’s national parks and community-based programs. #FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation’s natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history. Visit FindYourPark.com to learn more about National Park Week and other events taking place throughout the year.

To learn more about Devils Tower National Monument visit www.nps.gov/deto or www.facebook.com/Devils-Tower-National-Monument-Official-NPS-Site or twitter.com@DevilsTowerNM or Instagram at #devilstowernps

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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