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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 Monday, May 2, 2016:


We’re at that time of late spring when you can rediscover how many different shades of green there really are, with all the trees budding and fresh leaves growing and unfurling. Lake fly season has passed. We’re getting up to speed for the busy season. All campgrounds will be open beginning May 6, and fishing season will open on May 7.

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


Devil's Lake State Park events


Hiking trails are all open, and are a mix of conditions.

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.


Quartzite Campground remains open throughout the offseason. Electricity is available.

Northern Lights and Ice Age campgrounds will open on May 6. Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance. Summer weekends, especially for electrical campsites, are mostly getting reserved by now, so call or go online right away if you want summer camping reservations at the park.

Running water restrooms and showers, the RV dump and fill station, and some water taps are now open in Quartzite Campground.

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

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 North Shore Chateau is now open, but boat rentals are not yet available. The Ice Age Store and South Shore Concessions are undergoing renovations and their opening date is yet to be determined.


A project to reconstruct a beach wall along the north shore continues this spring. The scope of the project, including planned access paths and a new sand blanket covering the majority of the existing beach, will stretch from the west side of the Chateau to the existing quartzite rip-rap just west of the Sugar Maple shelter.

This section of beach will be closed to visitors during construction. All existing paved walkways will still be accessible and no construction equipment will be operated on the weekends. Lake access will remain on the east side of the Chateau and on the entire south beach area.

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. 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: Monday May 02 2016