Nightly Viewing of the Movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind
In 1977 the sci-fi master Steven Spielberg ventured to Devils Tower in order to film the cult classic "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." The film features a young Richard Dreyfuss as a man obsessed with seeing Devils Tower, what he encounters however is extraterrestrial in nature. Many scenes in the movie were filmed right here on the campground. The film was released to wild acclaim. Each night we show the movie outdoors, in the shadow of Devils Tower, at no charge to our guests.
Devils Tower KOA offers a nightly hayride through neighboring ranch country, with amazing views of Devils Tower. Campstool Ranch is one of the oldest ranches in Wyoming and the Driskill family has been ranching at Devils Tower since 1851. The hayride takes just a little more than one hour and goes through some of the most scenic areas of Northeast Wyoming. Agricultural lands provide abundant feed and forage for a wide variety of animals that may be seen during the hayride. Guests have seen Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Miriam Turkeys, Fox, Coyotes, Bald Eagles, Skunks, Racoons and a wide variety of other animals. In addition to impressive wildlife viewing the hayride also offers the opportunity to witness ranching operations on a more personal level.
Heated Outdoor Pool
Campers will love our newly renovated, heated, outdoor pool. Nothing beats a hot summer day like being poolside in the shadow of Devils Tower! The pool starts at 3 feet deep and gradually increases to 6 feet with a floating divider. Tables and pool chairs are on the pool deck for those who prefer to sunbathe or simply watch the swimmers. The pool is open from June 1st to September 1st.
Our area abounds with wildlife native to the Black Hills of Wyoming. Don’t be surprised to see a whitetail deer wandering through your campsite, or a raccoon exploring in the moonlight. There is also a wonderful collection of birds around the campground, including many varieties of woodpeckers, bluebirds, swallows, finches, robins and the Wyoming state bird, the meadowlark. You may see the American Bald Eagle circling or a flock of wild turkeys along the river.
The Devils Tower KOA is a pet friendly establishment. The campground does have a leash rule, but also features a large fenced dog run where your pets can play. There is a water trough nearby where they can get a refreshing drink, all while you take in the great scenery!
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Devils Tower KOA Summer Kick Off!
Join the Driskill family and the Devils Tower KOA crew for their annual Summer Kick Off! The first Saturday in June each year campground owner Ogden mans the BBQ grill for free hamburgers and hotdogs. A local band plays into the evening with locals and guests dance beneath Devils Tower. Everyone is welcome!
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
The Devils Tower KOA and local sponsors host an amazing 4th of July Celebration every year! The event kicks off with a BBQ on the big deck followed by karaoke. As night falls a spectacular fireworks display is set off illuminating Devils Tower. Bring your lawn chairs and refreshments, the show is amazing!
Devils Tower Car Show
Each year the Texas Trail Cruisers Car Club hosts the Devils Tower Car Show. Old and new car enthusiasts bring their vehicles to the Tower for a special show and to compete for prizes! It is truly an event to see with more than 100 cars gathering on the campground for viewing. Annually the Top Gun Award is given out in honor of former campground manager Matt Driskill.
Relay for Life
The Devils Tower KOA proudly hosts the Crook and Weston County Relay for Life event. Relay For Life is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. The local event includes a dinner honoring the survivors and remembering those who have passed, an all night walk-a-thon as well as a variety of booths and games. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Meet Your Hosts
"Welcome to Devils Tower KOA, in the shadow of Devils Tower, Americas's First National Monument and filming site of the movie "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind"."Ogden and Zannie Driskill are excited to be the new owner/managers of the KOA. They have been involved with the KOA and Devils Tower Tourism for over 30 years. Ogden manages the family ranch and Zannie is the postmaster at Devils Tower. They have three children, Andrea, Katerie, and Lincoln. The Driskill family welcomes you to Devils Tower!