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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
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a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
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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 Tuesday, May 17, 2016:

Almost Summer!

Get ready for hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, birdwatching, camping, picnicking, trail running, rock climbing, scuba diving, exploring and a thousand other fun activities!

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


Devil's Lake State Park events

The annual State Parks Free Fun Weekend (no vehicle admission sticker required) is on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. That weekend is also Free Fishing Weekend (no fishing license required). All other rules are in effect though.


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.

Running water restrooms and showers at the Group Camp will not open until Memorial Day weekend.

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 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 on weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and irregular hours on weekdays (depending on staff availability and school group schedules). If you are planning to visit the Nature Center during the week, please call ahead to confirm open hours for that day, at 608-356-8301 ext. 140. The Nature Center will be open daily beginning Memorial Day weekend. 


The North Shore Chateau is now open, but boat rentals are not yet available. The Ice Age Store and South Shore Concessions are open limited hours, only on weekends. 

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 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the north shore Visitor Center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 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, 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: Tuesday May 17 2016