Devil's Den State Park, Winslow, Arkansas

This lush, forested Arkansas state park is tucked between a ripple in the Ozarks. The campground loops, all five of them, are beautiful, shady, and spacious. We had reserved Loop C, which we found on arrival was the most primitive of all the loops. We were supplied with an electric hookup, but a
rough, rocky and in legal site pad. Campsites in Loops A, B and E are best for RVs. These sites have level paved pads and full hookups. Loop D has level paved pads but maneuvering in the dead end "loop" would be extremely difficult in a rig with no legitimate turn around option. Loop C has sites that are away from the lake, while Loops A and E offer easy lake access and campsites that reside along the shores. While here, take advantage of the cafe and gift shop (closed for remodeling when we stayed), as well as the lakeside pool (open summers only), canoe and peddle boat rentals,  and various views of the lake and dam. Fishing, swimming, hiking, animal viewing, and ranger talks are all available here. The park is known for its system of caves that contain bats. These, too, were closed during our stay because of the White Nose Syndrome plaguing so many bats in North America. A small Visitor's Center is on site and laundry facilities are available. For those who are without an RV or tenting supplies, the park has numerous cabins for rent, some better equipped than others. This state park reminded us of a National Park since it was but by the CCC in the 1930's and park buildings contain many of the same architectural features. Summers here are hoy and winters cool. Fall is the best time to visit with fall foliage colors.

Best Sites: Loop A, Loop E
Worst Sites: Loop C
Hookups: Electric, Water, and Sewer available
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: In Loop E

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