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Devil's Lake State Park
S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913-9299
608-356-8301

Devil's Lake State Park Shelters

There are two enclosed shelters and three open air shelters available for rental at Devil's Lake State Park. There are also five other non-reservable shelters at the park. Seven shelters are at the south shore area and three shelters are at the north shore area. Each reservable shelter has electricity and tables. Shelter capacities vary from 40 to 100 people. Some park facilities and services (buildings, water, restrooms, concessions, camping areas) are closed during the off-season (about October 15 - April 15). Shelters are available for rental from mid-April to October 31.

Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance of your event. For all reservations, use the Facility Rental Reservation Form [PDF]. Reservations may be made in person, by mail, e-mail or via telephone. If calling in a reservation, be ready to provide the information requested on the form. Vehicle admission stickers are required on all vehicles. For more information, please contact the property office.

Devil's Lake shelter rules

  • Shelter hours are limited to 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. All reservable shelters, except the White Oak, require a key that can be picked up at the Visitor Center on the north shore after 8 a.m.
  • The person making the reservation is responsible for general cleanup and care of the facility and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and rules. Any decorations should be temporary and completely removable. Staples, pins, paper and tape must all be removed after use.
  • The responsible person is liable for any damage done to the shelter during the reserved date.
  • All visitors must carry out their garbage and recyclables. Please bring adequate bags/containers to enable you to take your garbage and recyclables with you.
  • Candles and open flames are not allowed in any of the shelter buildings except in the designated fireplaces.
  • No tents may be set up outside shelter without prior approval.
  • No bands, DJ's or amplified music are allowed.
  • Pets are prohibited in and around all shelters. Please let your guests know in advance.
  • Electrical use at all reservable shelters is limited. Outlets are easily overloaded with multiple uses.
  • Weddings are allowed at Devil's Lake State Park. Dressing rooms are not available, other than public restrooms.
  • A shelter key must be picked up from the north shore visitor center to unlock all reservable shelter buildings, except the White Oak shelter. The shelter must be locked when done with shelter use. The shelter key must be dropped into the "mail slot" at the contact station on South Shore, or at the Rock Elm shelter on the North Shore at the end of use.

Parking

Vehicle admission stickers are required on all motorized vehicles and may be purchased at a group rate. Minimum group rate is 20 stickers at $5 each ($100). Contact the park to order/pay for stickers at least seven days in advance but not more than one year prior to event. The park requires 48 hours to process the order, and stickers must be picked up at the north shore visitor center. You are responsible for sticker distribution. The park will not hand out pre-paid stickers as guests arrive.  Be sure to tell your guests not to buy a sticker when entering the park. Group rate stickers are non-refundable. If you are not interested in purchasing group rate stickers, guests will need to purchase a daily sticker on the day of the event. Availability of parking is not guaranteed, and lots fill fast, so plan to arrive early.

South shore shelters

Shelter Type Size (feet) Capacity (people) Reservable Fee
Red Oak Enclosed 60 x 35 100 Yes $100
White Pine/TPA Open 50 x 30 80-100 Yes $55
Shagbark Open 50 x 30 80-100 Yes $55
White Oak Open 36 x 36 60-80 Yes $45
Red Cedar Open 38 x 26 60 No --
Tamarack Open 30 x 30 70 No --
White Birch Open 25 x 35 70 No --

Red Oak shelter (reservable)

This shelter is on the lake front, adjacent to the south shore concession.

  • Electric lights and four outlets on the east wall.
  • A large 3 x 3 grill outside the shelter between shelter and concession.
  • Public restrooms and showers adjacent to shelter.
  • Furnace and fireplace available; wood provided.
  • 17 round tables (5-foot diameter) / 100 chairs inside the building. Tables and chairs may not be taken out of the shelter building, and picnic tables and lawn chairs may not be brought in from the picnic area.
Outside the Red Oak picnic shelter Windows inside the Red Oak picnic shelter

White Pine/Telephone Pioneers Association (TPA) shelter (reservable)

This shelter is just south of the south shore contact station near the playground area.

  • Electric lights in open shelter area and electric outlets in the kitchenette area.
  • A large 3 x 3 grill at the south end of the shelter.
  • Public restrooms are at the back of the building; no showers.
  • There is a kitchenette with a counter, a double sink, and three electrical outlets. A window opens to the shelter area for serving food. There is no refrigerator or stove.
White Pine/TPA shelter shelter

Shagbark shelter (reservable)

This shelter is at the south shore picnic area near the basketball court and playground area.

  • Electric lights in open shelter area and electric outlets in the kitchenette area.
  • A large 3 x 3 grill at the south end of the shelter.
  • Public restrooms are at the back of the building; no showers.
  • There is a kitchenette with a counter, a double sink, and three electrical outlets. A window opens to the shelter area for serving food. There is no refrigerator or stove.
Shagbark Shelter

White Oak shelter (reservable)

This shelter is at the south shore picnic area near the parking lot farthest to the west near the lake front and the south shore boardwalk.

  • Electric lights and outlets in open shelter area.
  • Public restrooms are to the back of the building, no showers.
  • A large 3 x 3 grill.
White Oak shelter

Tamarack shelter (non-reservable)

Open shelter in the south shore picnic area, on the lakefront near the east bluff.

  • Electric lights but no outlets.
  • A large 3 x 3 grill.
  • Accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Accessible public restrooms; no showers.
Tamarack shelter

Red Cedar shelter (non-reservable)

Open shelter in the south shore picnic area, near the pine trees, railroad tracks and Balanced Rock trailhead.

  • A large 3 x 3 grill.
  • Accessible.
  • Smaller shelter.
  • No lights or electricity.
  • Near year-round restroom building.
Red Cedar shelter

White Birch shelter (non-reservable)

  • No outlets or electric lights.
  • A large 3 x 3 grill.
  • No restrooms at shelter but within walking distance.
  • Accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Sand volleyball court 50 feet from the shelter.
White Birch shelter

North shore shelters

Shelter Type Size (feet) Capacity (people) Reservable Fee
Rock Elm/CCC Enclosed 35 x 36 40 Yes $80
Rock Elm/CCC - Two sides Open Two 24 x 35 areas 60 No --
Sugar Maple Open Two 18 x 18 areas 60 No --

Rock Elm/CCC shelter (reservable)

This shelter is on the north shore just east of the Chateau on the lakefront.

  • Reservable area is enclosed center section; does not include open-air areas on either side.
  • Electric lights and outlets.
  • Public restrooms and showers adjacent to the shelter.
  • Wood stove; wood provided.
  • A large 3 x 3 grill.
  • The shelter has eight tables (8-feet long) and 40 chairs. Tables and chairs may not be taken out of the shelter building, and picnic tables and lawn chairs may not be brought in from the picnic area.
Rock Elm/CCC picnic shelter Inside the Rock Elm/CCC picnic shelter

Sugar Maple shelter (non-reservable)

This shelter is on the north shore west beach near the Tumbled Rocks Trail.

  • No outlets or electric lights.
  • Accessible public restrooms, no showers.
  • Individual halves separated by public restrooms.
  • A large 3 x 3 grill on each side.
Sugar Maple shelter

Off-season shelter use

Shelters are not rented from November 1 through April 15. Open-air shelters are available for public use year-round, but restrooms may be closed and water supply may be turned off anytime from October through April. Parking areas may not be plowed in the winter season.

Last revised: Tuesday July 30 2013