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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, July 1, 2016:


Hope you’re ready to roll … or hike, or climb, or swim, or run, or paddle or stroll! Devil’s Lake State Park is ready to accommodate the wide variety of activities that people choose to do here.

The park is open every day of the year from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

A busy place

Keep in mind that Devil’s Lake State Park is a very popular destination. It’s not unusual for all the parking spaces at the north and south shore of the lake to fill up on good-weather summer weekends. If you'd like to avoid heavy traffic times, try and arrive before 10 a.m. when traffic has not yet amassed, or after 3 p.m. when traffic may begin to wane, or come on a weekday if you can.


Devil's Lake State Park events

Gather at the north shore picnic area near the Chateau for our Music in the Park series. These are free concerts for the public, and are held the last Sunday evening of each summer month.  June 26 at 6 p.m., July 31 at 6 p.m. and August 28 at 5 p.m. Bring your own chairs or a blanket, and a picnic if you like.

Six summer Saturdays are designated for the decades-old traditional Big Band Dances inside the historic north shore Chateau from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. There is a $10 charge per person. It’s a fun evening with a variety of music to match the variety of people. You’ll see local senior citizens, amateur dancers dressed to show off, families with children, and wood-smoke-smelling campers all under one roof. Dances this summer are June 11 and 18, July 9 and 23, and August 13 and 27.

A vehicle admission sticker is required on all cars parked for these events.


Hiking trails are all open.

Mountain bike trails are open. Bike trails may be closed after rains because they are too easily damaged if bikes are allowed when conditions are soft, wet and muddy.


All campgrounds are open, and running water facilities are open.

Camping is very popular at Devil’s Lake. Reservations are highly recommended for weekend trips, and all 423 campsites may fill up occasionally, even on some weeknights. Call 1-888-WI-PARKS or go online to make reservations, up to 11 months ahead of time.

Nature center

The Nature Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are many activities and programs from which to choose.  Check the Get Outdoors! Online Calendar, or peruse a bulletin board or the park newspaper when you arrive.


All concessions operations are now open for the summer, including boat rentals. 

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 8 a.m. to 11 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. The 2016 annual stickers are valid through Dec. 31, 2016.

Last revised: Friday July 01 2016