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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

A summer weekend with nice weather means all campsites and all parking spots will fill. To help avoid congestion, try to plan your visits for weekdays, or get here before 11 a.m. or after 3 p.m. Make camping reservations as far ahead as possible, as most campsites are already reserved for weekends this summer. 


Hiking and biking trails are open.


Check the Get Outdoors! Online Calendar, or peruse a bulletin board or the park newspaper when you arrive.

Music in the Park:   Sunday, Aug. 25, Madtown Mannish Boys.  North shore picnic area.  Free admission, but a valid vehicle sticker is required.

Big Band Dances/Concerts: Saturday, Aug. 24 at the north shore Chateau 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $10, and a valid vehicle sticker is required.

Nature Center

The Nature Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer.


Wisconsin State Parks is running a pilot program for same day camping reservations at Devil’s Lake. These reservations can be done like any other reservation either online or by calling 1-888-947-2757. There is no reservation fee for same day reservations. 

Typically, through the summer weekends, nearly all campsites are reserved weeks or months ahead of time. Campsites are usually available on weeknights (Sunday through Thursday nights), though electric sites could fill on any night. Sometimes all campsites will fill on weeknights during late July and early August.

The transfer and waiting list will no longer be in use at the park.

Reservations are highly recommended for any summertime camping trips and for spring and fall weekends.


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


The north shore Chateau is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weeknights, and until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Ice Age Store is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The South shore concession stand is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Office hours

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 every day in the summe from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Park maps are available at the north and south shore entrance stations.

Visitors may purchase vehicle admission stickers at the park office (credit card, check or cash).

Last revised: Thursday August 22 2019