Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Devil's Den Lake Dardanelle Region Northwest Central North Central Lower Delta Southwest Upper Delta Park Activity Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Monika Rued Waymon Cox Chris Pistole Grady Spann Heather Johnson Jeanette Larson Paul Butler Robin Gabe Tara Gillanders Don Simons Ivory Detter Joe Jacobs John Morrow Kayla Gomance Matt Manos Matt Mulheran Rebekah Spurlock Ryan Smith Sasha Bowles Shelley Flanary Amy Griffin Amy Griffin Billy Nations Bonnie Marberry Brian Whitson Cara Curtis David Armstrong Devin Moon Elizabeth Kimble Haley Johnson Heather Runyan Jackie Rupp Jason Parrie Jeanette Larson Jenn Menge Jonathan Wirges Josh Williams Kara Helton Kelly Farrell Kristina Root Kylee Cole Leita Spears Leita Spears Maggie Howard Mary Buchman Pete Salmon Randy Pearson Ron Salley Sarah Reap Seth Boone Tim Scott Zachary Fisher [X] Megan Ayres [X] Adam Leslie [X] Mystina Swaim [X] Jason Baumgartner Date Published June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 November 2016 September 2016 March 2016 Video: A Cascading Legacy Jun 2020 ⁄ Mystina Swaim 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. Photo Essay: Life Below Lake Dardanelle May 2020 ⁄ Megan Ayres What lives in a lake? If you are like most of us, your first thoughts were fish, snakes, and turtles. Believe it or not, that’s only a small part of the life below Lake Dardanelle! Lake Dardanelle State Park Aqua-Escape May 2020 ⁄ Jason Baumgartner Escape to Lake Dardanelle State Park’s largest aquarium exhibit and see some of our native fish from a unique underwater perspective. Inside Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center is 7,000 gallons of aquarium exhibits that provide an up-close connection with Lake Dardanelle’s native fish species. Lake Dardanelle State Park Sunset Apr 2020 ⁄ Megan Ayres Lake Dardanelle State Park sits along the edge of Lake Dardanelle, a 34,300-acre reservoir on the Arkansas River. Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats in and around the lake will surround you in natural beauty and a top-notch fishery. Enjoy this sunset view from the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. The Legacy of the CCC at Devil’s Den State Park Nov 2016 ⁄ Mystina Swaim If you visit Devil’s Den State Park and take a guided hike or self-guided hike of the CCC Interpretive Trail, it's like turning back time and experience the same park from the 1930's. Awaken Your Nocturnal Nature Sep 2016 ⁄ Megan Ayres Many of your state parks offer evening programs that engage you with the world around you at night. Whether you're camping, hiking, stargazing, or or an owl prowl. Sounds of the Night Mar 2016 ⁄ Adam Leslie Sitting around a campfire at an Arkansas State Parks is a great way to experience nature in the park and night time is full of activity and there are many animals to listen for. Getting Your Feet Wet Mar 2016 ⁄ Adam Leslie The best way to learn is to get your feet wet by taking part in a creek seining program. It was developed to help monitor the aquatic life found in Lee Creek, but it turned into so much more.