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Devil's Hole State Park

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ADVISORY: Beginning on Monday July 17, 2017 the stairs into the Niagara Gorge at Devil's Hole State Park will be closed as work to replace them begins. They are expected to be closed through Spring of 2018.

The $645,500 project consists of removing and reconstructing a middle portion of the existing stairs and trail sections at Devil's Hole. Scott Lawn Yard is the contractor on this project.

Access to the Gorge will be available via the Great Gorge Railway Trail (begins at Niagara Gorge Discovery Center), Whirlpool, The Suspension Bridge Stairs (under the Whirlpool Bridge) and the elevator at the Schoellkopf Power Plant Ruins at Niagara Falls State Park. Fishing access is also available at Artpark and at the New York Power Authority South Access Road Fishing Platform (opens April 1).

For a copy of the Niagara Gorge Trail Map, please visit http://www.nysparks.com/parks/attachments/WhirlpoolNiagaraGorgeTrailMap.pdf

For more information on this project, please call 716-278-1764.

Address
Robert Moses Parkway
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Latitude 43.133179
Longitude -79.046173

Devil's Hole State Park overlooks the Devil's Hole Rapids. The park has picnic areas, scenic overlooks and hiking trails, and is one of the more popular spots for fishing. A stone staircase leads down to the base of the gorge and the Devil's Hole Trail, which offers spectacular views of the rapids and gorge rock layers.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet.

Mailing Address
c/o Niagara Frontier Region
PO Box 1132Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.
  • Restroom Facilities are available mid-April through late October.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • General Park Usage/Vehicle Entry
  • No Fee
Sun 15 Oct
Fall Photography Hiking Series
Sunday, October 15, 2017 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Devil's Hole State Park
(716) 282-5154

The Niagara Gorge is an excellent location to enjoy the fall foliage. Join a Park Naturalist on a fall photography hike of the many scenic spots along the gorge rim. Remember to bring your camera or phone.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing