Devil's Lake State Park The Natural environment
Nearly 100 species of birds, close to half the total in Wisconsin, nest in the park, and 880 plant species grow in the park. Most of the park is in Wisconsin's Western Coulee and Ridges ecological landscape; a small area near State Highway 113 in the southeastern corner of the park is in the central sand hills landscape.
Wisconsin's oldest state natural area, Parfrey's Glen, is in the southeast corner of Devil's Lake State Park. It is a special and fragile place with unique plants, animals, and geology. Visitors must stay on the designated trail. Pets, food, beverages, fires, and camping are prohibited.
There are three other state natural areas in the park:
- South Bluff/Devil's Nose, the largest of the three
- East Bluff
- Devil's Lake Oak Forest, between the South Shore and the Group Camp.