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Devil's Hole State Park

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Devil's Hole State Park and Whirlpool State Park

Trail 6 has limited access in the gorge. The Devil’s Hole Staircase is open, but the northbound trail within the gorge is closed due to a rockslide.

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

Know Before You Go: As we work to replace stairs, remove invasive species and create new trails there may be times with the trails have to be closed. We encourage you to check the attached maps or call 716-284-4691 before heading out.

Niagara Gorge Trail Closures Map 1 | Niagara Gorge Trail Closures Map 2

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.

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

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 easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and 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. Purchase 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
Tue 14 Sep
Haunted History Hike
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
(716) 282-5154

It's all in a name – Devil's Hole is home to urban legends, strange happenings and historical events. Let's hike and learn about its haunted history! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing