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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
How to buy
a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
Get Outdoors!
to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Devil's Lake State Park
S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913-9299

Devil's Lake State Park Current conditions

Conditions as of Friday, March 17, 2017:

The lake is no longer frozen and most of the snow has melted.


Hiking trails are a mix of many conditions right now, so be prepared for anything from grass and leaves, to mud and water.  Mountain bike trails will open when bike trails are dry enough to not be easily damaged by bicycle use, but that probably won’t be until sometime in May.


Except for panfish, fishing is closed until the first Saturday in May.


Quartzite Campground is open. 

Water facilities (showers, running water restrooms, RV dump/fill stations, outside water taps) are still turned off for the season. Vault toilets and one winterized water tap are available for campers in the Quartzite Campground. Running water restrooms (no showers) will be available at the north shore headquarters and visitor center. Water systems will begin to be turned back on about mid-April.

Northern Lights Campground and the Lower Ice Age Campground (sites 301-375) will open Friday, May 5. Upper Ice Age Campground (400 and 500 sites) will open Friday, May 12.

Camping is very popular at Devil’s Lake. Reservations are highly recommended for any summertime camping trips and for spring and fall weekends. Call 1-888-WI-PARKS or go online to make reservations, up to 11 months ahead of time.

Some Camping Changes:
Campsite numbers 1 through 10 are now the only first-come, first-served non-reservable campsites at Devil’s Lake State Park. All other campsites are reservable.

Nature center

The Nature Center is open Thursday and Friday afternoons, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There are some activities and programs on certain weekends during spring. Check the Get Outdoors! Online Calendar, or peruse a bulletin board or the park newspaper when you arrive.


The North Shore Chateau, Ice Age Store and the South Shore Concessions are now closed for the season. Concession facilities will reopen about the beginning of May.

More information

Devil's Lake State Park is open every day of the year from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The North Shore Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Park maps are available at the main north and south shore entrance stations. Self-pay stations (cash or check only) are available for use at five locations in the park.

Visitors may purchase vehicle admission stickers at the park office or at a self-pay station in the park (check or cash). If you purchase an annual pass at a self-pay station, it will be mailed to you so write legibly and fill out the information completely.

Last revised: Friday March 17 2017