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Devil's Lake State Park
S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913-9299

Devil's Lake State Park Current conditions

Conditions as of Tuesday, September 2, 2014:

Autumn at Devil's Lake

The park is open every day of the year. Peak fall color season is impossible to predict, but generally, during the middle two weeks in October, foliage may be nicely colored and scenic. The first October weekend is usually too early and the last weekend is usually too late for the best color.

During the fall, campsite availability and the busy-ness of the park is very dependent on the weather. On a gorgeous warm weekend during early fall color season, the campground might be full and visitor use at the park could resemble a summer weekend. On weekdays or during poor weather the park is lightly used and delightfully quiet and untrammeled.


All hiking and mountain biking trails are open.

Nature center

The Nature Center is open during the fall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sundays. It will be closed on Mondays.


There will be an off-road triathlon and the annual Devil's Challenge Triathlon (on-road) on Saturday/Sunday, September 13-14.

The 51st annual Badger Trails youth camping event will be the weekend of October 3-4-5. The park is open, but this year no public camping will be available that weekend because of the combination of the event and this fall's campground restroom construction project.

See the DNR events calendar for a list of events at all state parks.


Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

All campsites are now open. Restrooms and shower buildings are open.

Fall 2014 campground project

This fall, construction on new restroom/shower buildings will begin after September 20th. After that Quartzite Campground and part of Northern Lights Campgrounds will be closed for most of the fall season. The exact duration of these closures is necessarily indefinite, since the work and construction schedules depend on weather and other variable factors.


The north shore Chateau and south shore concessions will be open daily this fall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at least into October. The Ice Age Store will be open limited hours on weekends into early October. At the north and south shore of the lake you’re able to rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, rowboats and stand-up paddleboards.  You can purchase souvenirs, coffee, snacks, some groceries, ice and food as well.  The Ice Age Store is in the family campground and supplies some of the basic needs of campers such as firewood, food, ice, snacks and some camping supplies.

More information

Devil's Lake State Park is open every day of the year from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.  The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights in the fall.

Park newspapers and maps are available at the main north and south shore entrance stations. Self-pay stations are available for use at five locations in the park.

Last revised: Tuesday September 02 2014