Devil's Den State Park

Quick Facts

Devil's Den State Park

Arkansas

(479) 761-3325

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Things To Do

Overview

Devil's Den State Park is nestled deep in Lee Creek Valley, a picturesque setting in northwest Arkansas's Ozark Mountains. This Ozark valley was selected as a park site in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC used native materials to craft the park's rustic-style wood and stone structures. This work includes an impressive native stone dam that spans Lee Creek in the heart of the park, forming peaceful eight-acre Lake Devil.

Hiking, backpacking, and mountain bike trails lead to backcountry areas in Devil's Den State Park and the surrounding Ozark National Forest. Horseback riding trails are also available in the park.

Seventeen fully-equipped cabins featuring kitchens and fireplaces are nestled in the natural beauty of this park. These cabins are available throughout the year. Wood-burning fireplaces in the cabins are available for use from October through April. The park also has numerous campsites.

Park interpreters provide guided hikes along several miles of trails. Programs, nature activities, and other family-friendly things to do are hosted daily during summer, and on weekends in spring and fall. Check our online calendar for detailed schedules.   If you enjoy a good challenge that rewards you with the thrill of discovery, take yourself on a scavenger hunt through the park with your GPS unit. Start at the visitor center, where we'll provide the coordinates for this fun activity, which is a sort of virtual geocaching. You will find some amazing places throughout Devil's Den State Park-places you might otherwise overlook. If you can find all ten spots, you will be further rewarded   The Civilian Conservation Corps began building this park in the 1930s, and they created a lasting legacy that is evident throughout the park today. This area has been designated a National Historic District and holds what has been called the most complete example of CCC park architecture. 

Map of Devil's Den (AR)

Latitude, Longitude: 35.781310, -94.254590

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Activities

  • Boating

    Rental canoes, tandem kayaks, pedal boats, and water bikes are available at the park for visitors looking to go out on peaceful, eight-acre Lake Devil.

  • Bicycling

    Devil's Den State Park has several trails open to mountain biking. These trails vary from easy pedals to intense rides into the backcountry.

  • Camping

    Devil's Den State Park offers a variety of camping options, from sites with all the amenities to primitive backcountry camping. A horse camp is available as well.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted, as Devil's Den state park recently stocked Devil's Lake with 450 pounds of trout.

  • Hiking

    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 here. Take a wet hike up Lee Creek, or trek the 15-mile Butterfield Hiking Trail. This trail from the park through the Ozark National Forest leads backpackers deep into the hills and hollows of the rugged scenic Ozarks.

  • Historic Sites

    Discover how these fellows worked, played, and learned during their time at Devil's Den State Park in the 1930s, by exploring the 1/4-mile self-guided CCC Interpretive Trail. Brochure guides with information are available at the visitor center. 

  • Horseback Riding

    Devil's Den features a horse camp area that offers access to approximately 20 miles of riding trails in the Lee Creek Valley and on surrounding ridges. Three trails begin and end at the horse camp.

  • Picnicking

    A covered pavilion is available for group picnics and events.

  • RVing

    Devil's Den State Park offers a variety of camping options. Many sites include full hook-ups, including electric, water, and sewer.

  • Water Sports

    Rental canoes, tandem kayaks, pedal boats, and water bikes are available at the park for visitors looking to go out on peaceful, eight-acre Lake Devil.

Directions

Driving

To reach Devil's Den State Park, travel eight miles south of Fayetteville on I-540 to Exit #53 (West Fork), then go 17 miles southwest on Ark. 170; or I-540 at Exit #45 (Winslow) and go 7 miles west on Ark. 74 to the park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(479) 761-3325

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