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Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo

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Hike, fish, and boat in the idyllic setting of Devil's Lake State Park. The lake was uncovered when a glacier retreated many years ago. Walk up the quartzite bluffs surrounding the water and enjoy the view. Head to the nature center to learn about the history of the park and see displays of rocks and artifacts. You'll camp in the conifer forest of the Baraboo Hills. Campsites feature restrooms, and snacks and basic necessities are available at the Ice Age campground. You can rent a boat by the lake and pick up tackle, poles, and camping gear at the stores on the north and south end of the park. The proceeds from the stores go toward maintaining the park. Put Devil's Lake State Park and other Baraboo attractions into our Baraboo itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This park is really nice. The person at the visitors center was nice and helpful. I only saw the entrance and maybe a mile in. It is a beautiful park. It is hilly and I walked in from the Motel 6 down...  more »
  • Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. A wide variety of hiking and scenery Including a few beaches and the national ice age trail. Hiking up to one of the bluffs is a must!! The lake is spectacular. Lots o...  more »
  • Awesome park with well managed and maintained grounds. The hiking is spectacular with scenic views at many spots along the bluff. Hiking is fairly rugged so plan for a workout but well worth it. We we...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to camp in Wisconsin! Sites are always clean, most have great forest coverage so it doesn't get too hot. Check-in for the camp sites is quick and easy. You can buy firewood right at the entrance of the State Park (we paid 4 bundles for $22). Book your campsites far in advance for the summer, as all campsites usually sell out fast! For Summer 2017, I booked mine back in Feb 2017.
  • Beautiful spot! Probably one of my favorite outdoor areas in Wisconsin. Hiking, swimming, climbing, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, cooking out, laying out and soaking up the sun, are just a few of the options available here. They have water sport things for rent on the beach and a small (expensive) food stand- but it's better if you bring a picnic for the cook out spots. A place you could easily spend a day, if not more.
  • This might be the best lake/campground in the US! It's exceptional because the water is free from fuel-powered boats, all of the paths are well maintained without feeling commercialized, and there are no (noticeable) mosquitoes due to a large bat population. Camp site reservations sell out quickly for June/July/August. This place is a gem! There's plenty to do for 7 days, including options for highly athletic people (rock-climbing, sailing) or people wanting to sit and watch the world go by. There are canoe rentals available. The bluffs that flank the mile-long, half-mile-wide lake were made by glaciers and offer beautiful views at their summits. The water is so clean! Summer swimming is very pleasant. The North shore pavilion has a nice dance floor with weekend ballroom dancing. There are ample concessions during the day. The campground offers a variety of sites including those without electricity. Each group of campgrounds has bathrooms with showers. This place seldom feels crowded; but one needs to plan ahead if going during peak times. The parking lot will fill.
  • You will love here. It's really hard to find parking we went to south side. And it's really good as well. Climb the rocks. Walk around. Restrooms are really clean. By the way I saw snake. I went to another state's park too this is in top 3. ✔
  • This park is outstanding. One of the best state parks. The views and hiking are beautiful, but some what difficult. Wear good hiking shoes because the hills are difficult and rocky in places. Bring your inhaler if you have asthma to be safe. You can swim in the lake in the summer. Great place for a picnic.