Devil’s Lake State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 407
Number of Sites with Electric: 121
Spectacular scenery, a full range of recreational activities, and a full-time naturalist make this a very popular park. The nearly-10,000-acre state park is 2 miles south of Baraboo and about 40 miles northwest of Madison.
More people visit Devil’s Lake State Park annually—1.2 to 1.4 million—than any other state park in Wisconsin. Peak visitation is during the late spring, summer and fall, when visitors can swim in or boat on the clear, 360-acre spring-fed lake, hike or bike on over 29 miles of park trails.
The park is a unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. Federal passes [exit DNR] as well as Wisconsin state park admission stickers are honored. Holders of National Parks passports receive a waiver of the vehicle admission fees, but camping fees are not affected. Devil's Lake also has a segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Each area of the park has many areas accessible for people with disabilities. The Ice Age campground has special shower/toilet facilities for campers with disabilities. Mobility-impaired visitors can check out a wheelchair at the north shore visitor station. The north 1,000 feet of Tumbled Rocks Trail, on the west side of the lake, is paved and accessible for wheelchair users.
Devil's Lake is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Visitor Center hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily in the summer and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in other seasons.
Devil's Lake has three regular campgrounds with a total of 407 sites that each accommodate a family or one to six individuals. Of the sites, 353 are reservable and the rest are first-come, first-served. There are also nine group campsites that can accommodate a total of 240 campers.
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