Description - At Devil's Den State Park, in a picturesque Ozark valley, you can explore caves, crevices and bluff overlooks. Selected as a park site in the 1930s, Lee Creek Valley provided materials for the Civilian Conservation Corps to build the park's rustic wood and stone structures that today offer modern conveniences. The mountain stream forms a small 8 acre lake before cascading over a magnificent native stone dam.
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- Hiking and backpacking trails access backcountry areas of this nature park.
Sixteen fully equipped cabins with kitchens and fireplaces are nestled in the natural beauty of this enchanting park. A cafe and pool, both open in summer only, overlook the lake. Groceries, gifts and snacks are available at the park store. There are 154 campsites spaced along the valley, and a horse camp area and riding trails are also available. The park includes a group camp, a standard pavilion and mountain bike trails.
Recreation - Devil's Den State Park offers many outdoor opportunities. Visitors will enjoy camping, picnicking, backpacking, mountain biking and hiking. Interpreters provide hikes along several miles of trails including the 14 mile Butterfield Hiking Trail, plus games and programs daily during summer. Programming is available year-round by request. The 8 acre lake offers swimming, boating and fishing opportunities. Visitors will also enjoy a horse camp area with nearby riding trails.
Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.
Devil's Den State Park is located in the Ozark Mountains Region of northwestern Arkansas. To reach the park, travel eight miles south of Fayetteville on I-540 to Exit #53 (West Fork), then go 17 miles southwest on Arkansas Hwy. 170.