Large campsites . Lots of hiking trails. Swimming area. Swimming pool(closed when I was there in the fall) . CCC built like a lot of Arkansas campgrounds .
My favorite camping spot yet. Aside from the extreme humidity this was a great family getaway. Pool, great trails, and the creek/river kept my kids entertained and worn out!
We stayed here when the weather was pretty cold so they didn't have most of the activities open like the pool, cafe, etc. It didn't matter this was such a gorgeous State Park. The trails were beautiful and well maintained. The camp office had quite a few camping supplies just in case you forget something and the staff was great! The little nature center part could use an update. We got up each morning and watched the wildlife down in the creek that runs near the campsites. The bathrooms were excellent! Hot showers and clean as a whistle. I'll be back for sure.
This is a gorgeous park, even on a rainy weekend. I stayed in Campground E, one of 5 campgrounds in the park, not including the equestrian campground or the walk in tent sites off of Campground A. E was a large campground, with mixed tent and RV camping, with some sites along Lee Creek. Each site was well equipped with paved parking pads, nice flat sites for tents (some gravel pads, some just grassy areas), and many of the spots had electic and water. All had campfire rings, picnic tables, and grills. There were two nice hiking trails leading out of this particular campground, and some of the other campgrounds (A in particular) also had good trails. The bathhouses were really nice and modern and very clean. What I liked about this park, besides the great hiking trails, were all of the historic CCC buildings. There is a really neat scenic overlook that was built by the CCC near the Yellow Rock trailhead, and if you step in the visitor's center, you are actually in the old CCC motor pool. There is a really nice statue and plaque commemorating the work of the CCC in building the park near the lake and cafe.
I stayed at this state park for 3 days in early August. The campgrounds were well taken care of and the bathrooms were very clean. I stayed out in the hike-in camp spots. I was in that area alone and it was fantastic. The trails are amazing and i highly recommend this state park to anyone wanting to visit Arkansas.
4 days of camping with the guys, exploring caves and trails, and overall having a blast!
Devils Den remains one of my families favorite places to visit. The hiking trails are challenging but doable for anyone. On this trip we camped in campground A. All sites have a level area to set up your tent, table and fire pit. The rushing creek next to site 1 offers easy access to the water to cool off during the heat of the day. If you visit after a heavy ran the cave hike is amazing with a couple of nice wet weather water falls. Reservations are recommend.
The hiking and the fact that the tent sites are creekside make this Arkansas State Park one of the best! We love it! Clean bathrooms, this park can hardly be beat in Arkansas!
We have been to DD many many times and always love staying here. Lee creek provides a great place to play on a hot day and the park has many great hiking opportunities for all ages. Biking and equestrian opportunities are also available. The bathrooms are updated and clean. You must make reservations in advance during the summer.
Devils Den has great views and great hiking trails. It's listed in National Geographic's Guide to State Parks as one of the top parks in the South Central region. It is pretty good.
Unfortunately when I visited Devils Den there was "Ride the Dam" Bike trials championships going on and the park was crowded. I didn't make it to the Yellow Rock Overlook but I was still able to enjoy the park.
The campgrounds were average in condition but there were a lot of trees and plenty of space between camp sites. The Campground was full when i arrived so I couldn't stay the night but I was able to spend a lot of time at the park. If you are not into tent camping they have great cabins that are built in the woods and have excellent scenery. It is not as modern as Lake Fort Smith has just thirty minutes away, but it is an amazing place. It has a restaurant, pool, and a ton of outdoors activities. It is a place where most families can have fun.