Scenic USA - Arkansas

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Other nearby
Points of Interest

Natural Dam

Shores Lake

White Rock Mountain Overlook

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Van Buren

Fort Smith NHS

Fort Smith National Cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

Devil's Den

Devil's Den - Arkansas

Photos by Ben Prepelka

     Devils Den CliffsNestled in the Lee Creek Valley among the picturesque Ozark Mountains, Devil's Den State Park is a wonderful place to get acquainted with the great outdoors. Miles of well blazed trails lead to deep crevices, mysterious caves, and imposing rocky bluffs. A few of the park's trails head out of the park into the always enchanting Ozark National Forest and Boston Mountains.
     First laid out by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Devil's Den stands tribute to FDR'S Tree Army. Cited as one of the CCC's best examples of rustic architecture, the park now bears the National Historic District designation.
     For the equestrian, additional trails are set up, ranging from the easy Old Road Trail to the Devils Den Cave exceptional Vista Point Trail for the experienced rider. Two miles of trails begin at the park's horse camp, where riders and horses may spend the night. Mountain bikers may use these trails, but must yield to horses.
     The 2500 acre Devil's Den Park also provides picnicking areas, a swimming pool, full service cabins and both modern and primitive campgrounds. White-nose syndrome, killing millions of hibernating bats, has temporarily closed the Devil's Den (inset) and Ice Box caves. With many places to explore, don't let cave closures stop you from experiencing this marvelous park.

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