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Prkg with RV at Devils Tower

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Prkg with RV at Devils Tower

Would like to see DT on way from Yellowstone to Black Hills without having to unhook or staying somewhere overnight. Is there parking that could accommodate a large truck with 5th? If not, any suggestions?

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1. Re: Prkg with RV at Devils Tower

Yes, there is parking along the road prior to the visitor center parking lot (where over 19' is prohibited in Summer) and also a new long vehicle parking area near the picnic area.... but that is not near the visitor center so would require unhitching or hiking the 1 mi (each way) Red Beds trail which might be good to do anyway.

The roadside long vehicle parking near the visitor center though is limited and might fill up early. In the VC area all the spots are head-in around the loop - outward as well asinward to the "island" the loop goes around.

Here's link to more info:

nps.gov/deto/planyourvisit/gettingaround.htm

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2. Re: Prkg with RV at Devils Tower

You said over 19' prohibited in summer. We would be about 45' total and it would be mid-Sept. What do you think?

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3. Re: Prkg with RV at Devils Tower

Looking at the parking area via GoogleEarth I would be really hesitant about 45' except that as as fifth-wheel the "bend" point is not as bad as a tractor trailer rig. If you have high speed internet load (if not already) and check out GoogleEarth and put "Devils Tower" in the search. It will zoom right there. Then zoom in on the parking and visitor center area on the West side of the rock. It is sort of teardrop shaped and about the size of a football field. That time of year I suspect parallel parking the rig in the main lot would be possible. I would worry more abou turning radius but it looks like there is plenty of room to drive around the center island even with a setup that long.

The parking info from the web site is....

1. Parking of vehicles longer than 19 feet is prohibited in the visitor center lot from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through September 15th. This includes the gravel parking area. Private RVs and trailers may use the RV parallel parking area along the east side of the main lot near the visitor center or the new long vehicle parking area near the picnic area.

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4. Re: Prkg with RV at Devils Tower

Thanks so much for the great info.

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