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Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo
(4.8/5 based on 850 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 fantastic place. Very scenic and has trails for all levels of skill. I have seen families picnicking by the lake with their children. People hiking trails, rock climbing and scuba diving. It...  more »
  • One of my favorites in wisconsin. The climb is intense but worth it! It's beautiful year round in every season. Note, make sure you have the right amount of cash with you on days when the office is cl...  more »
  • I visited the park in the fall. I never had seen so much yellow trees at the same time. The place is good to stay all day long. You can have a picnic or climbing the hill that surrounds the lake. 
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  • A perfect gate away for a weekend. There are 2 entrance North & South. I felt North entrance more appealing compared to South. The drive to South entrance is scenic from fall color perspective. Trek up the hill for a great view. If you are in a group make sure you are not getting lost...because cellphones become useless in these places without signal.
  • This amazing park is pure joy any time of the year! The lake itself is 360 acres. Total area of the park is over 9100 acres. It also has 41 miles of hiking/biking trails. It's no wonder it gets more than 2 million visitors each year. So much beauty, so many trails, so little time.
  • Very beautiful park, very large also. There are a lot of amazing views. It gets pretty crowded later in the day so go early if you want some peace and quiet. We only explored half the park can't wait to go back!
  • Can be busy on a beautiful weekend, but totally worth it. This has got to be one of the most popular parks in the state. It's always easier to find parking at the south end of the park, and you can get to all the trails from there. However, if you want to do the east bluff trails, you're going to need to go up a moderate trail to get to the top. Nothing too crazy, but probably intimidating for people who have height issues. Especially when the park is crowded.
  • Great park, was quite full of people but able to make it all the way around the lake without a problem. The water was surprisingly clean and warm for this time of year. When I went into the "clubhouse" by the beach, there was a very long line for food and beer so I skipped it...