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Alerts and Important Information
Nov. 15, 2023 - Burn ban in effect until further notice. No wood fires allowed. However, charcoal, compressed fire logs, and containerized fuels (i.e. propane) are allowed at all drive-up campsites.

Prescribed burns are planned during the timeframe of December-May, depending on weather and other factors. Prescribed fire operations and associated smoke may impact your visit. Some camping areas, lodging facilities, trails, and day-use areas may be closed for public safety. Contact the park to learn how this may affect your stay.

August 21, 2023 - Overnight paddling launches at Baker’s Crossing are closed until further notice. Check back for updates.

The park and county are under a burn ban. No wood fires are allowed. For cooking purposes only, you may currently use charcoal in approved containers on site at our Primitive Drive-up Campsites or containerized fuel stoves (i.e., propane grills).

The river is subject to flash flooding & is very isolated; located in rough terrain. This is not a river for beginners, small children or pets. Canoeists must watch the weather and pack accordingly. Exercise caution. Nearest Hospital is 70 miles.

A catch-and-release only fishing zone for smallmouth and largemouth bass is available in the Devils River from State Highway 163 Bridge (Bakers Crossing) downstream to the confluence of Big Satan Creek Canyon (Southern end of the South Unit on the upper reaches of Lake amistad). This impacts both Units of Devils River SNA. No live bait permitted. 1 mile hike to the river from the locked gate.

No Glass containers are allowed along the riverfront or in the river.

No gray water discharge allowed.

All trash generated must be carried out by users.

Potable (drinking) water is not available. Must bring own water for consumption.

Ground fires not in an approved container are prohibited.

Park customers can either self-launch / take or utilize the services of an Texas Parks and Wildlife Department approved outfitter to launch and take out at the Park North Unit. Take out at the currently closed South Unit is available only through the use of an Texas Parks and Wildlife Department outfitter at this time. The first and only publicly accessible take out after launching at the North park unit is Lake Amistad, 32 miles downriver from the park. The first and only public launch site above the North park unit is at Bakers Crossing. All land along the river besides the park units and National Park Service land at Lake Amistad is private property, entering the properties without land owner permission is trespassing.

Dolan Falls is not located on Texas Parks and Wildlife Department park property. The falls can only be accessed via downriver paddle trip.

The Park is only open from 8 a.m. Friday - 5 p.m. Monday. However, the SNA will be open Tuesday- Thursdays for special holidays to include: Spring Break in mid-March, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

If your plans change, please modify or cancel your reservation as soon as possible to allow someone else to enjoy the park.

DAY USE FEE: $5 per day, per person 13 and older.

The State Natural Area is open from 8am Friday to 5pm Monday. The gate is locked from 5pm Monday to 8am Friday.

The State Natural Area is accessed by a county road, Dolan Creek Rd. (a rough gravel surface 22 miles from Highway 277). Recommended tires should be of 8 ply rating minimum to prevent flats and blowouts. Nearest service station is 25 miles away & is not open all the time. The nearest full service station is 65 miles away in Del Rio. Dolan Falls is not located on the State Natural Area.

Other than access to the Devils River via the Day Use area of the State Natural Area, the only other public access points are where the river crosses Hwy 163 and from Rough Canyon Marina on Lake Amistad. All other lands outside the park are privately owned. Camping outside designated public sites is likely trespassing & is illegal.

For paddlers engaging in overnight river trips, Primitive campsites by the river are available 7 days a week. For use, Devil's River Access permits and camp reservations are required and need to be reserved in advance.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has established a guide service agreement with the following outfitters to provide shuttle and guide services for paddling and fishing trips that launch and/or take-out on the Devils River State Natural Area units:
Amistad Expeditions - (830) 703-0127: Shuttle service and boat rentals.
Angell Expeditions - (432) 384-2307: Guided kayak and canoe trips.
Far West Texas Outfitters - (432) 229-2054: Guided Paddling and fishing trips.
Imagine That Outfitters - (210) 792-5234: Guided Paddling and fishing trips.
Wild Adventure Outfitters - (432) 247-3262: Guided Paddling and fishing trips.

PARK PHONE NUMBER: 830-395-2133

Devils River State Natural Area camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Devils River State Natural Area campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Devils River State Natural Area or day pass availability.