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Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest and the most visited. LocationDevil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

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Contact information
For information, contact:
Devil's Lake State Park
S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913-9299
608-356-8301

Wisconsin State Park System Devil's Lake State Park

A view of Devil's Lake near Balanced Rock

© Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Reserve campsites at Devil's Lake State Park.


Park information

Welcome!

  • Devil's Lake State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Visitor Center hours are generally:
    • Summer - 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
    • Fall and Spring - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, plus later on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays
    • Winter - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • The Nature Center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in summer. After Columbus Day weekend in early October, the Nature Center will be open limited days. Call before your visit to find out when the Nature Center will be open.

Directions

Devil's Lake State Park is in south central Wisconsin about 3 miles south of Baraboo. From the south or east on Interstate Highway 90/94, take State Highway 33 west about 15 miles to Baraboo. Turn left (south) at the second traffic light onto Broadway, and go through town on Broadway. At the second traffic circle, go left onto County Road DL and go 2 miles to the park.From the northwest on I 90/94, go right (south) at exit 92. Take US Highway 12 East about 10 miles to exit 219. Turn left onto South Blvd. Turn right onto Highway 136 and follow it about 3 miles to the park entrance.  From the south on US Highway 12, take exit 219. Turn right onto South Blvd. Turn right onto Highway 136 and follow it about 3 miles to the park entrance. From about April through November, the park can be reached via the Merrimac free ferry, State Highway 113 and County Highway DL.

Familiar routes and some names of familiar highways have changed. Watch for the brown and white Devil’s Lake State Park signs at turns. 

Park fees

Concessions and rental equipment

There are concessions buildings on both the north and south shore ends of the lake and in the Ice Age Campground. The buildings are open all summer and some spring and fall weekends. The stores sell food and groceries, basic camp items, ice, firewood, souvenirs, shirts and hats. Proceeds from nonprofit stores' sales go to the park and are used to enhance customer services. Both buildings on the lake rent rowboats, paddleboats, kayaks and canoes during summer.

Friends group and volunteering

Last revised: Tuesday September 05 2017