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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 Monday, May 22, 2017:

North Shore boat landing temporary closure: The North Shore boat landing is closed until further notice due to high water levels on Devil's Lake. The boat landing on the South Shore is still open.


Hiking trails are a mix of many conditions, 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.


The water is still too cold for swimming for all but the bravest of souls. Good news, though, the lake fly season has ended!

Fishing season is open. Anglers 16 and older must have a valid fishing license, and also a trout stamp if fishing for trout.


All family campgrounds and facilities are open for the season.

The Group Camp shower building water is turned off until Memorial Day weekend.

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 some weekdays (depending on the busy school group schedule, and on the availability of staff and volunteers), and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There are 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 is open for the season.  The Ice Age Store is open on weekends, and the south shore concessions will open approximately late May (depending on a work project being completed).

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 8 p.m. daily, and until 11 p.m. on most Friday and Saturday evenings. 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: Monday May 22 2017