Devil's Lake State Park

Wisconsin's largest state park offers magnificent views from 500-foot Quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, bird watching, or ease into the backcountry solitude. A beautiful year round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1000-mile Ice Age Trail. Nature programs are seasonal. Summer only features: hot showers, flush toilets, sanitary dump station, canoes available. Call park for pet rules. No gas motors on lake. 5 reservable shelters, call park for more info. No lifeguard on beach. Climbing/scuba at own risk. The Wisconsin River once flowed where Devils Lake now lies. In its last gasp, the continental glacier blocked both ends of the river's quartzite gorge with moraine. The clean, blue lake and rocky bluffs it left make Devils Lake one of the most scenic spots in the state, and a great place to mountain bike. Has adaptive equipment available for people with mobility impairment including specialized kayaks.

Hours of Operation



3 mi. S of Baraboo STH 123 OR From Jct WI Hwy 113 & WI Hwy 78 on Merrimac side of free Lake Wisconsin ferry travel west on 78 south/113; turn right to follow 113 N; left/west onto County DL. (ignore Cty DL sideroad to right/east).


  • On Water
  • Boating Services Available
  • Disabled Access
  • Camping

Publicly Owned

  • Yes

Number of Campsites

  • 412

Nature Trails

  • Yes

Fishing style

  • Ice

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Wooded

Dumping Station

  • Yes


  • Yes

Campground Type

  • RV
  • Tent


  • Yes

Showers and Flush Toilets

  • Yes

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails

Trail Length (miles)

  • 6


  • Hard


  • Yes

Adventure Sports Activities

  • Rock Climbing

Camping Hook-ups

  • Electric

Adaptive Equipment Available

  • Yes


  • Yes