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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
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Get Outdoors!
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Contact information
For information, contact:
Devil's Lake State Park
S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913-9299
608-356-8301

Devil's Lake State Park Current conditions

Summer is done, but weekends will still be busy. Campgrounds will completely fill on Friday and Saturday nights into October.

Fall colors

As of October 7, fall colors have hardly started. Usually, the middle two weeks of October are the best bets for seeing autumn leaf colors, although the peak color time varies.

Trails

Hiking trails are open.

Events

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

The Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park will host an autumn candlelight walk and some other activities on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the north shore of the lake.

Nature Center

The Nature Center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It may be open some weekday hours, but that will be sporadic due to programs, field trips and school groups.

Camping

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. 

After October 14, Northern Lights and Ice Age Campgrounds will be closed for the season. Water facilities will remain on until mid-October. A portion of Quartzite Campground will remain open throughout the winter. After the water is shut off in Quartzite Campground, the non-flush restroom buildings will be open and one winterized water tap will be available.

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

Fishing

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

Concessions

The north shore Chateau is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until about the end of October.

The Ice Age Store is open Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sunday mornings, then closed for the season after October 14.

South shore concession is closed for the season.

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 daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and later on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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: Tuesday October 08 2019