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  1. ​Summer Day at Devil’s Den

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    June 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    The walk down to the dock is very peaceful. She can hear birds singing from the trees, feel the gentle breeze of summer, and see squirrels playing along the walkways. The lake is undisturbed, looks like glass, reflecting the far shore. Beautiful.

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  2. Evolution of Swimming in Lake Devil

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    June 10, 2011 by wcobserver

    As we are gearing up to open the pool for the summer season I was curious about the evolution of swimming in Lake Devil. Many people ask why they can’t swim in the lake anymore.

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  3. Batter up!

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    June 6, 2011 by wcobserver

    Many visitors are surprised that Devil’s Den State Park hosts a softball game almost every day at 4 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day, at the softball field in Campground E as part of our living legacy started by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC).

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  4. Great Opportunities For Kids

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    May 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    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 …

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  5. Gearing Up for a Hike

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    May 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    Hiking is a great way to practice your outdoors skills and learn to use your equipment. Getting started with the right equipment does not need to be expensive. In fact, you can use many items that you can find in your closets, garage, and attic. First, make a checklist.

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  6. A Bridge Into The Past

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    February 10, 2011 by wcobserver

    Tim V Scott Yes it is cold, but spring will be here soon.   During these brief three months, Devil’s Den prepares for the next nine.  With Spring Break, the tourist season kicks off, and it really does not end until Thanksgiving.  Since trails are one of our most popular facilities.  It is very important to get them in a presentable condition by March.  This year we had two trail projects. Whenever possible we like our trail projects to match the existing works of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  From 1933 to 1942, the CCC built Devil’s Den State Park.  In fact, without the CCC we would not have the Arkansas State Park system we have today.   While the conditions in the country at that time were not ideal, the end results are places like Devil’s Den State Park, Petit Jean Mountain State Park and Crowley Ridge State Park. The first project was on the Devil’s Den Trail.  Rock steps replaced work that was completed in the 1970’s. Rock is more in style with the works of the 1930’s.  The sandstone steps blends in with the environment which makes them appear as if they occurred naturally.    Actually, having …

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