Devil’s Den Plans Special Summer Activities for Kids
School is out and that means kids are looking for summer activities. One terrific place to send the kids is Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork.
5NEWS interviewed Terri Elder who works at Devils Den.
Elser says Devil’s Den is all about families and getting people out to enjoy nature.
Devil’s Den will host its 23rd annual “Bat-O-Rama” event. Bat-O-Rama is a fun-filled weekend that lets guests explore the beauty and benefits of bats. The festivities of Bat-O-Rama include bat talks, hikes into the known hibernating areas of bats, as well as games and crafts. Bat-O-Rama will be held at Devil’s Den State Park June 8 – June 10. Admission is free.
Unfortunately the caves that many are familiar with at Devil’s Den are still closed because of a fungus that is affecting the national bat population. The fungus is called white nose syndrome. It gets on bats and causes dangerous affects. To halt the spread of the fungus the caves at Devil’s Den were shutdown.
Devil’s Den still has lots of fun events even without the caves though. Coming up in July there is a special event for kids. It’s called the Devils Den games and it’s just a whole bunch of family activities including camping, softball, egg toss and ice cream. Camp sites are available but on July 4th weekend the cabins are full.
There’s another event coming up for kids who like camping called “A Night in the Woods”, it’s an overnight campout for kids with two differen tdates available. The event will be held July 10-11 and July 12-13.
That’s just a few things going on this summer at Devils Den. You’re always guaranteed to find a great activity there when you head out.
You can call Devil’s Den State Park to get more information about summer activities. Their number is (479) 761-3325
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