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Description - Located just east of Niagara University, Devil's Hole State Park lies along the Robert Moses Parkway just north of Niagara Falls offering wonderful views of the turbulent rapids. Anglers, picnickers and sightseers enjoy the attraction.

Attractions - Devil's Hole State Park overlooks the lower Whirlpool rapids. A wildly beautiful walkway leads down from the park along the turbulent Niagara River 300 feet into the wooded gorge and offers an up close, spectacular view of the gorge's rapids. Devil's Hole has picnic areas, hiking and nature trails. It is one of the most popular spots for fishermen.

Recreation - Devil's Hole State Park offers wonder scenery, hiking trails, a nature trail, fishing opportunities, picnicking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Climate - The Devil's Hole area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that this area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from less than 36 inches to approximately 40 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - Located just east of Niagara University, Devil's Hole State Park lies along the Robert Moses Parkway just north of Niagara Falls.

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Filed By: Darwin John
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: As a Seneca my heart was broken when I saw this Parkway going down the middle of this beautiful area with garbage and graffitti all over the gorge and walls.I just hope the EVIL ONE who dwells there visits those who destroy HIS territory.LaSalle and President McKinley found out.

Filed By: Scott A. Ensminger (North Tonawanda, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: I visited the cave today (7-07-2003). It smelled very bad. People must be useing it for a bathroom. I saw lots of garbage and a dead cat in the cave.

Filed By: Doug Porter (niagara falls , ny)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Im actually cheating because i live two blocks away. I have grown up playing in Devil's Hole. The park is a wonderful attraction for tourists who don't mind getting a little excerise. Take the time and visit the limestone cave,but be forewarned of ignorant grafitti. appreciate it for it's history. it's only a minute from the top of the stairs. If you're an avid hiker, take the day and walk the trail down to the whirlpool steps(turn left at bottom of devil's hole steps). This way you'll gain a greater appreciation of the wildlife and the brute force of river. This park is also a fisherman's paradise, though i prefer the whirlpool region.To make the day, picnic at whatever scenic spot suits your fancy. Take your time on the steps up, the get pretty tiring. Enjoy

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Contact Information:
Devil's Hole State Park, Robert Moses Parkway North , Niagara Falls, NY, 14305, Phone: 716-278-1762

Additional Information:
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.
Niagara Travel Region - Known as the western gateway to New York, the Niagara Travel Region is probably best known for the wondrous Niagara Falls.

New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website


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