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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.

Camping Hiking Bicycling Boating Canoeing & Kayaking Picnicking Shelters Swimming Rock Climbing Scuba Diving Fishing Hunting Trapping Winter Activities Ice Age Trail Ice Age Reserve

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

Devil's Lake south shore.

DNR Photo

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 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily in the summer and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during other seasons.
  • The nature center hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily in season. After October 14, the nature center is closed most days.

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) on State Highway 123 and go 3 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 State Highway 159. Turn left (east) on Highway 159 and go about 2 miles to the park. From the south on US 12, turn right (east) on Highway 159 and go about 2 miles to the park. From about April through November, the park can be reached via the Merrimac free ferry, State Highway 113 and County Highway DL.

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 boats and canoes during summer.

Friends group and volunteering

Last revised: Friday March 28 2014