Camp and Spelunk at Devil’s Den

Contributed by Joy Cressler

Devil’s Den State Park can be found lying along Lee Creek Valley in northwest Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains, ancient sedimentary mountains renowned for their natural beauty and lush oak-hickory forest.  The park features 8-acre Lake Devil, where visitors can rent canoes, tandem kayaks, pedal boats and water bikes.

Hiking, backpacking and mountain bike trails lure visitors to Devil’s Den State Park to explore the surrounding Ozark National Forest, where 17 fully-equipped cabins include kitchens and fireplaces.

Overlooking the lake, Devil’s Den has a park cafe and swimming pool, both open in summer only. Groceries, gifts and snacks are available at the park store.

Campsites are spaced along the valley, including a total of 143 various types of sites. The park also includes a group camp, standard pavilion, and mountain bike trails.

Miles of hiking and multiple-use trails wind through Devil’s Den and the surrounding Ozark National Forest. Caves, crevices and bluff overlooks can be explored for the adventurous visitor.

The 15-mile Butterfield Hiking Trail from the park through the Ozark National Forest leads backpackers deep into the hills and hollows of the rugged scenic Ozarks.

For more information, visit Devil’s Den online.

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