“Paddle-in camping” is also known as camping for badasses who go on multiple-day adventures by water, and take their gear (plus trash!) with them. If you’re one of the daring ducks that anticipates coming here, know that there is a one-night limit, charge of $5, and a max of 16 people allowed at one time. Stay to rest your head, leave bright and early for the river, and repeat!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
16 sites
Up to 16 guests per site
No ADA access
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.


Experienced mountain bikers will love Devils River State Natural Area’s 12-mile loop. The unpaved trail is accessible throughou...Read more


Devils River State Natural Area is a common camping location for kayakers and canoers looking to paddle along the wild and scen...Read more


Grab your fishing license and head down the .9 mile trail near the parking lot to fish on Devils River. You’ll find a wide vari...Read more


Given the primitive and isolated location of Devils River State Natural Area, hiking and other activities here offer the feelin...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is permitted in the 20,000 square-acre Del Norte region of Devils River State Natural area. Enjoy the region's...Read more


Launch your canoe or kayak about a mile down from the parking area in Del Norte to embark on a 32 mile adventure down the river...Read more


Experienced swimmers can head into Devils River for a swim, but should be aware of the risks ahead of time. The park recommends...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Kayaking down Devils River is popular reason for visitors to stop by Devils River State Natural Area. See the kayaking and cano...Read more

Wildlife watching

Find a wide array of natural biodiversity in the land and water of Devils River State Natural Area's land and water. Devils Riv...Read more


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Devils River State Natural Area
United States
Phone Number
(830) 395-2133
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29.921° N, 100.986° W
Boat In: 16 Sites
(Up to 16 people per site)

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