Mystina Swaim
Water cascading over the dam at Devil's Den State Park

Devil’s Den State Park is a special place set aside to protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources of this unique Ozark Valley in northwest Arkansas. For over a year in the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked to create one of the jewels of Devil’s Den State Park – the lake and waterfall – now a legacy for generations to enjoy.  

In April of 1937, the dam was completed. Today, spring rains have created a beautiful waterfall cascading over the dam, offering us a sense of enjoyment and tranquility. Take a moment to enjoy the relaxing view of the waterfall and reflect on the legacies the CCC left behind for us to enjoy.   

Video Description: Blueish green water cascades down the large sandstone rocks of the dam. A continuous, powerful sound can be heard as the water rushes downward between and over the rocks. At the bottom, the water collects in a pool where different minerals reflect the sun’s rays, causing the beautiful green or blue colors of the water. This tranquil scene is enhanced with an outline of green trees and grass, gently swaying in the spring breeze.