When folks hear that there is a “cave” at Devil’s Lake State Park, they obviously think it’s a cave, cave… the kind you can walk into with stalagmites and stalactites and such. Well, no. Elephant Cave located on the north end of the East Bluff Trail is more a sort of a hole in the rocks, a gap between old rock and newer rock created by an ancient sea, but that’s another story!
I can’t count how many kids I’ve heard over the years asking their parents if they can go into the cave and when they do, they soon realize that there is not much back there but a small hole. Well, a small intriguing hole that brings up all sorts of other questions.
What’s in the hole? Are there snakes in there? How far back does it go? Do cave trolls live there? Well, I went up there this summer and put a GoPro on a stick, so you could have a look! The dark area is the back of the cave.
This doesn’t mean there are NOT cave trolls, maybe they just went home I checked.