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Devil's Den State Park is nestled deep in Lee Creek Valley, a picturesque setting in northwest Arkansas's Ozarks Mountains, ancient sedimentary mountains renowned for their natural beauty and lush oak-hickory forest. This Ozark valley was selected as a park site in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC used native materials to craft the parks rustic-style wood and stone structures. This work includes an impressive native stone dam that spans Lee Creek in the heart of the park forming peaceful eight-acre Lake Devil. Rental canoes, tandem kayaks, pedal boats, and water bikes are available at the park.
Great hike, the parking lot was very full but we did not encounter very much traffic on the trails. Took the Sawmill Loop and followed the river which is beautiful. I will post a few pictures.
The trail is very rocky in some areas. I suggest bringing a lunch and enjoying near the river.
Awesome awesome backpacking trail. We did this trail over the weekend and finished it in two days. 4 hours the first day to mile 7. 6 hours the next day to the end. The views are spectacular! Bring enough water as the river might not be flowing, but it was flowing for us, A lot actually. The river is between mile 6-8 and then towards mile 13 and 14 there are some little pools that form, but you might as well just finish the trail then. If you are not a hiker then this trail will be strenuous for you and you will take many stops during the inclines. If you're a frequent hiker then this trail will be moderate for you. There are perfect camp sites that are made at miles 6 1/2 through 8. Although it was a burn ban this weekend we stayed warm in our hammocks with our sleeping bags. Make sure you pick accordingly! Burn ban might be in effect when you go.