As the government shutdown continues the gates to some national parks stay closed.
Even though Mount Rushmore and other national sites opened up Monday with help from state funding, places like Devils Tower are still shutdown.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead said the state will not pay for opening up Devils Tower or the national parks located in the state.
State Senator Ogden Driskill owns a campground and store right by the tower's entrance and he supports Mead's stance.
"State of Wyoming spent a lot of money helping open Yellowstone Park. And these parks, they're federal assets and they need to be funded by the Federal Government and run by the Federal Government," said Driskill.
Access to the Devils Tower Lodge is cut off with the park's closure and the lodge's shepherd Frank Sanders says even though business drops off in October, there are still many people who would use the park.
"We don't do a lot of business, actually none in October, but that's our time to go and enjoy the park, like every other U.S. citizen should be able to do," said Sanders.
Devils Tower was the first declared national monument back in 1906.