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May 26, 2011 by wcobserver

Devil's Den Diary

By Lucas Caldwell

Do you have children? Are you wondering what you all are going to do this weekend or for vacation this summer? If you are in this dilemma and are not coming up with any ideas, then you should think about Devil’s Den State Park.

Not only do we have a nice playground (which is closed due to flooding, yet should be reopened by Memorial Day Weekend), but there are other activities for children to enjoy.

There are trails that are great for children of all ages to hike. The Devil’s Den Trail is 1½ miles in length. While it does have some elevation change, it is considered an easy walk for even young kids. On the trail there are areas to explore, like the Devil’s Amphitheater and Twin Falls. Another trail for children is the Lake Trail. It includes a walk along the lake where one might see all different kinds of animals such as ducks, geese, beavers, frogs, turtles, and fish. The trail will then lead you to a view of the dam, and then it follows the creek for approximately ¼ mile. This trail is also an easy hike

The pool will open once again for the new season on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27, and with the children’s wading pool, it is a wonderful place for the whole family to cool off. Also while you are in the park you and your children should take advantage of the park’s interpretive programs that are offered.  These programs include guided hikes, informative programs about the park, fun games that teach about animals and nature, pedal-boat tours of Lake Devil, and many more interesting and fun activities. In keeping with tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corp, softball is played every afternoon at the ballfield in Camping Area E at 4 p.m. While the games are sometimes competitive they are designed for the entire family to enjoy. If you don’t have a glove, don’t worry. We have one for you.

So as you can see there are many opportunities for you and your children to enjoy at Devil’s Den State Park.



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