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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, June 26, 2017:


Hiking and mountain bike trails are open.


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.

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.


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

Some cases of Swimmers’ Itch have been reported. It is common in many northern Midwest lakes in the summer. Some years, Devil’s Lake has it, and some years it does not. Most people are not allergic to this microscopic parasite and do not notice any symptoms, but others may react with itching and/or red spots.

Nature center

The Nature Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in the summer. There are programs almost every day. Check the Get Outdoors! Online Calendar, or peruse a bulletin board or the park newspaper when you arrive.


All concession buildings are open for the season.

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.

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 June 26 2017