Devil’s Den State Park
Devil’s Den is one of 52 state parks in Arkansas. It is nestled in the Westfork area and surrounded by the Ozark National Forest. I have been to Devil’s Den many times but my most recent trip was during the first weekend of November 2016. We camped overnight to celebrate my husband’s birthday and enjoy the fall scenery. As expected, it did not let us down. Our campsite was clean with a level tent pad. The nearby restroom was also clean and had flushing toilets, hot water, and individual shower stalls. We enjoyed our campfire and made s’mores in the evening then, after breakfast the next morning, we strung up some hammocks, read books, and hung out until we were ready to enjoy one of the park’s many trails.
Devil’s Den is a weekend hot spot for nature lovers but many stay longer to really enjoy all that this park has to offer. It is a place that you don’t visit just once. There are many well maintained trails that offer variety in difficulty and in length. Cell service isn’t really available but the park does offer Wifi which comes in handy for people who come here to geocache. There are multiple campsites and cabins for overnight stays. Tip: If you want to reserve a cabin you need to do it a few months in advance as cabin availability during peak season is very limited. Lee Creek runs through the gorgeous landscape and it is very tempting to wade into it but swimming is reserved for the park’s pool which is open during the summer months.
To learn more about Devil’s Den or other Arkansas State Parks click this link: https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/devilsden/