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Devil's Lake State Park

S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913
No Email Address
8 Reviews
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The flood in June 2008 changed the lake a lot! There's no crystal clean water any more, no sandy beach. Some trails are closed. Nevertheless, the air is clean, the sites are fine.

Received from Irene for visit in Aug 2008

Site Number: 327
Stay Again? YES
This park was everything it was hyped up to be. Beautiful hiking, helpful staff, clean campgrounds and facilities. The hiking is endless, with the East Bluff Trail and West Bluff Trail being the most popular and for obvious reason (They're difficult, but worth it). Trails are well groomed/marked and had all levels of difficulty. The lake is for motorless boats only, so the water is crystal clear. The Quartzite campground is open with no boundries between sites, but they are spacious. I don't recommend sites 29, 31 or 33 due to proximity to the bathroom and people walking through to get there. You need to book 11 months in advance for your sites, we were there during the week and it was over 80% full!! The park seemed very secluded, however it's only about 10 minutes from Baraboo which had anything you need.

Received from Paul G for visit in Jul 2007

Site Number: 31
Stay Again? YES
one of wisconsin's premiere state parks. the bluffs surrounding the crystal clear lake make for great scenery, and hiking. is also a short drive to the dells. there are however many sections, i cant remember what its called but one section has about 40 or so campsites that are in a open field that are unimpressive. but if you avoid those sites you will be astonished by devils lake state park

Received from Anon for visit in May 2007

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
If you want to stay in a tent far from electricity and music, choose Ice Age campsites. On weekends they can be crowded, but on weekdays it's really nice there. The beautiful and clean lake if you come there at 8am. Great trails! A lot of things to do! Beware of ticks.

Received from Irene for visit in Jul 2006

Site Number: 327
Stay Again? YES
If you're looking for a secluded site, this park is probably not for you, but overall there is a lot to do besides sit inside your tent. There are several nice hiking trails to take and the lake (with a nice beach) and surrounding areas are quite beautiful. Other than the fact that the sites are separated by 3 scraggly trees, the park is very nice.

Received from JJ for visit in Jul 2006

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
What a great state park! The hiking is wonderful! It can get quite crowded on the weekends. The campground can get a bit noisy at night as we have had loud drunk neighboors 2x that we have been there. So much to do at this park that you don't even need to go into Wisconsin Dells! Try hiking the East Bluff trail--it's great!

Received from Leigh for visit in Jun 2006

Site Number: 170e
Stay Again? YES
If you go to the Dells you MUST check out Devils Lake. It's only 15 minutes away. The lake is clear and warm. Beautiful place.

Received from Alan L for visit in Jul 2005

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
There are many reasons why this is one of the most popular state parks in Wisconsin. Hiking probably one of the biggest, with 15 trails that covers over 22 miles throughout the park at varying degrees of difficulty. You'll find breathtaking cliffside views, waterfalls and wildlife on your hikes. Devil's Lake is perfect for swimming, with a large beach and a historic concessions and bathhouse building. The lake is great for fishing, boating (no gas powered allowed) and scuba diving. The nearby town of Baraboo offers the famous Circus World Museum and the Wisconsin Dells is close by as well. The campground itself has 408 sites, but it's not easy getting a site in the summer, especially on the weekends. There are three separate campgrounds within the State Park: Quartzite, Northern Lights and Ice Age. Quartzite is pretty much shadeless. Ice Age is primitive with no electrical sites and mainly pit toilets, but there are many nice well shaded sites here. My review focuses on Northern Lights. The sites listed below are in the wooded area. All the other sites in this campground are in the open area and I did not rate them. BEST ELECTRICAL SITES: 120e, 182e, 193e, 209e, 237e, 703-Handicap BEST NON-ELECTRICAL SITES: 112T, 114T, 226, 238T, 240T, 242T, 245

Received from Randy for visit in Sep 2003

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES

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