Sunday, October 8, 2017

Roughing It In Comfort at Devil's Den State Park.

Tight budget? No problem. Worried about wildlife? No problem. No tent? At Devil's Den State Park in northwest Arkansas? No problem.



There's a gulf between those who love to camp in the rough and those who prefer to stay in cabins. For some, the idea of getting away from it all doesn't include being away from an electrical outlet, light or a sturdy roof during storms.


That's where the new camping cabins at Devil's Den State Park come in. A brand new addition to the park, these six small rentables offer the things that make camping great - being outside, a fire pit for campfires, picnic tables and a great view of the woods - without the flimsy barrier a tent provides. You don't even have to bring your own bed.


But your own sheets and pillows are a must. Each of the camping cabins has a queen size bed and a set of twin bunk beds, along with a dining bench table, in the main room. An attached screen room with chairs offers a lovely spot away from insects with a good view of the surrounding area.

Each of the cabins has parking spaces, a fire pit, a charcoal grill (bring your own charcoal) and picnic table.


The restroom facility for these cabins is located in the center of the lot, with four large accessible restrooms under its roof. Each restroom includes a toilet, sink and shower and is private.

Unlike the fancy cabins at other Arkansas State Parks, these cabins are sparse, which means they rent cheaper than standard cabins. Each of these brand new units (which have heating and air as well as light and electricity) rent for $65 a night.


I'm looking forward to having an opportunity to try out these cabins at some point in the near future. Grav, Hunter and I are no strangers to staying at scout camps, church camps or other facilities for events or even while we're on the road heading somewhere. After all, to cover as much as possible, we try to stay on budget.

If you'd like more information about these cabins, or you're interested in renting one (or several) out, call Devil's Den State Park at (479) 761-3325 or head to the park's website.

Note: Arkansas State Parks had no idea I was coming by, but the staff at the park was cordial as always. I love Arkansas State Parks.

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