De Veaux Woods State Park has two ball diamonds, a playground, nature trails through a meadow and Old Growth Woods, and a path that leads across the Robert Moses Parkway to Whirlpool State Park with access to the Niagara gorge trail system.
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in buildings or on improved walkways and boardwalks.
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.
Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.
Highlights of DeVeaux Woods State Park:
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For more information, please read our Trail Tips!
Ask a Naturalist!
Q: What is an Old Growth Forest?
A: An old-growth forest (also termed primary forest, virgin forest, primeval forest, or ancient woodland) is a forest that has reached a great age without significant disturbance, so it exhibits unique ecological features and in some cases may be classified as a climax community. Old-growth features include a diversity of tree-related structures that serve as wildlife habitat, which leads to higher biodiversity of the forested ecosystem. Diversified tree structure includes multi-layered canopies and canopy gaps, high variance of tree heights and diameters, diversity of decaying classes and sizes of woody debris, and diversity of tree species.
Q: How can I identify Poison Ivy?
A: "Leaves of three? Let them be!" or "One, two, three? Don't touch me." These plants have a cluster of three leaves at the end of a long stem. More identifying indicators of leaves include three leaflets sitting on a long steam and alternating leaves. The leaflets are broad and the two lateral (side) leaflets are smaller than the terminal (center) leaf. The center leaf usually (almost always) has a small steam, whereas the two side leaves grow directly from the vine and do not have small stems. The leaves tend to be a bright to dark, waxy green when viewed from above. When viewed from underneath, they appear lighter and fuzzier. In spring, the leaves are usually a bright green, while in fall, they turn red.
Q: I saw an animal that looked sick, who should I contact?
A: If an animal appears to be acting strangely it may be sick. Do not go near it!! Find an employee of the park and notify them, or contact a local authority.
Did You Know?
- DID YOU KNOW? An American Goldfinch nest can be so tightly woven as to hold water.
- DID YOU KNOW? The process of vegetation change is called forest succession. "Disturbances," notably fire, insects, disease, climate and human activity, influence the direction and rate of change.
- CHECK IT OUT! In a good year, an oak tree produces between 70,000-150,000 acorns per tree.
Hike through an old growth woods to the Niagara Gorge Rim Trail to see the Whirlpool and rapids. To register call (716) 282-5154.
This is the time of year when ice forms in the Niagara River. Join us for a presentation about this ice bridge that we see most winters, yet attracted people to experience it much differently in years gone by!
You see a bird but you have no clue what it is! Join us and learn the basics of bird identification and equipment needed to get you started on this fun-filled hobby! A short walk in the park will be included. Appropriate for families with children ages 8 and up.