Devil's Den State Park

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Devil\'s Den State Park

This state treasure within a valley in the Ozark Mountains contains the serene Lake Devil and lush woodlands dotted with rustic cabins and lookouts.

Discover a beloved getaway in Arkansas at Devil’s Den State Park, an expansive reserve in the Lee Creek Valley. Established in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park contains several historic structures built by a collection of the country’s young unemployed men in the midst of the Great Depression. Explore the park via its extensive network of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails and stop by heritage pavilions, waterfalls and pretty lakeside picnic spots.

Walk amid the dense forests of oak and hickory, admiring the gentle slopes of the valley within the magnificent Ozarks. Go for a short stroll with one of the park’s interpreters or experience a multiday adventure on the park’s hiking trails, which lead to caves and precipitous bluffs. The 15-mile (24.1 kilometer) Butterfield Hiking Trail is a popular choice for experienced trekkers.

Grab your mountain bike and take a ride through the forest tracks or ride on horseback through more than 20 miles (32 kilometers) of special equestrian trails.

Follow the trail to the stone dam and the vast expanse of Lake Devil. This pretty 8-acre (3.2-hectare) lake has several jetties and rental facilities for canoes and pedal boats.

Overlooking the lake is a café and a swimming pool. Stop by the park’s store to buy picnic supplies and souvenirs. The park’s visitor center provides maps and brochures that detail the park’s activities and history. Inquire here about the program of interpretive and educational events held throughout summer.

Make the most of your trip to Devil’s Den State Park by staying overnight in one of the cabins or campsites. Historic stone cabins are fitted with a wood fire and kitchen facilities. Pitch a tent at a woodland campsite only accessible on foot or on horseback, or stay at one of the park’s RV sites.

Devil’s Den State Park and its visitor center are open year-round for free. The swimming pool and rental facilities have closures in winter. Call the visitor center to ask about the campsite and cabin reservation fees.

Top Hotels Close to Devil's Den State Park

OZARK GEM near Devil’s Den State Park and Fayetteville
OZARK GEM near Devil’s Den State Park and Fayetteville
West Fork, AR
Situated in the mountains, this cabin is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Devil's Den State Park and within 20 mi (32 km) of Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and Bob ...
5/5 Exceptional! (73 reviews)
Relaxing and quiet
"Just what we needed! Gracious hosts and a nice, clean cabin in the woods!"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

OZARK GEM near Devil’s Den State Park and Fayetteville
Grandma's Cozy Cabin in the Woods
Grandma's Cozy Cabin in the Woods
Winslow, AR
Situated in Winslow, this vacation home is 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from Ozark National Forest and 10.8 mi (17.3 km) from Artist Point. Devil's Den State Park and Lake ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"Bring your own toiletries, there was no shower soap. Downstairs stays much cooler than loft (heat rises). Cozy place to stay and great for family time. Easy access to State park. Enjoyed the sunset by the lake in front of cabin."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Grandma's Cozy Cabin in the Woods
Cowboy Themed Cabin in the woods
Cowboy Themed Cabin in the woods
Winslow, AR
Situated in the mountains, this historic cabin is 4.4 mi (7 km) from Ozark National Forest and 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from Artist Point. Devil's Den State Park and ...
Cowboy Themed Cabin in the woods
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OZARK GEM near Devil’s Den State Park and Fayetteville
OZARK GEM near Devil’s Den State Park and Fayetteville
West Fork, AR
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Grandma's Cozy Cabin in the Woods
Grandma's Cozy Cabin in the Woods
Winslow, AR
Grandma's Cozy Cabin in the Woods
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Cowboy Themed Cabin in the woods
Winslow, AR
Cowboy Themed Cabin in the woods
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Peaceful Cabin in the Woods - Fisherman Themed
Winslow, AR
Peaceful Cabin in the Woods - Fisherman Themed
GRANDPA'S CABIN in the WOODS
GRANDPA'S CABIN in the WOODS
Winslow, AR
GRANDPA'S CABIN in the WOODS
Peaceful Cabin in the Woods - all-wheel drive recommended
Peaceful Cabin in the Woods - all-wheel drive recommended
Winslow, AR
Peaceful Cabin in the Woods - all-wheel drive recommended
Country Cabin near Devil's Den - 4 wheel drive recommended
Country Cabin near Devil's Den - 4 wheel drive recommended
Winslow, AR
Country Cabin near Devil's Den - 4 wheel drive recommended
Private Mountain Yurts with Luxurious Hot Tubs Near Fayetteville
Private Mountain Yurts with Luxurious Hot Tubs Near Fayetteville
Chester, AR
Private Mountain Yurts with Luxurious Hot Tubs Near Fayetteville
Relax in a Yurt Atop the Ozarks with Private Hot Tubs Near Fayetteville
Relax in a Yurt Atop the Ozarks with Private Hot Tubs Near Fayetteville
Chester, AR
Relax in a Yurt Atop the Ozarks with Private Hot Tubs Near Fayetteville
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