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Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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 is a beautiful place to hike. Plan for a least several hours and when the weather is nice the parking lots will be full (and closed). The south parking lots is generally less crowded and if you p...  read more »
  • We went to Devil Lake State on a beautiful autumn Sunday. We got there late in the after noon and the park was crowded. We went around a sign that said the parking lot was full, but we found plenty of...  read more »
  • This park is awesome. The quartzite formations surrounding the lake were worth the price of admission alone. The Lake and the amenities available for eating, shopping and picnicking were wonderful. Th...  read more »
  • Great hiking, although crowds can be a little ridiculous. Get there early (before 8AM) and you'll have several hours mostly to yourself For easier hikes up the East bluff, park on the north side of the park. Doing a loop of both the East and West Bluffs plus the East Bluff Woods trail is a great, short (
  • The most beautiful park in the state. Absolutely gorgeous. Crystal clear water to swim in and lots of trails to hike. Bring water shoes; the lake bed is made up of large rocks. Not particularly dangerous since you can see everything in the water, just don't go barefoot.
  • A great camping place to be with my children and dogs. The water is clean, and my child loves to go swimming. The hikes are very fun, and it was a excellent experience. I would rate 5 stars but, at about 2 am, we got robbed but my husband scared him away. We contacted the police. Please watch out for robbers. As the police said there were more people who got robbed.
  • Great state park! The camp ground is clean. The hiking is great. The camp store is fully stocked, so don't worry about forgetting something. They have a lot of rules on where you can and cannot bring your dog.
  • Beautiful park with stunning vistas. I highly recommend the bluff trails as they are very challenging but reward the hiker with incredible views at the top. Bring lots of water and go easy. The lake is clear with great beaches. It was very busy this Labor Day weekend with limited parking.
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