Devil's Lake State Park

Park, Campground, and Lake
S5975 Park Rd (at County Rd DL), Baraboo, WI 53913, United States
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    • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
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    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
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    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
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    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
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    • 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
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    • 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited.


Based on 111 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Joe A.
    "Head to Jumping Rock on the West Bluff trail along the lake."(3 Tips)
    Amanda C.
    "Go enjoy the hiking, swimming, rock-climbing."(16 Tips)
    David W.
    "... ice-age trails. Parfrey's Glenn..."(2 Tips)
    Kelso K.
    "Climb in your bare feet it's better"(2 Tips)
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  • hailey b.

    Favorite spot. Great hike in the summer. Wear shoes with great grips as coming down the bluff can be slippery. Don't recommend bluff hike while raining or when wet. 500ft quartzite cliffs. Great beach

    hailey babcock · January 20, 2015
  • Raja S.

    Good place for all out door activities with family!!picnic camping hiking and swimming in lake . No network cellphones doesn't work so decide where you want to meet if going in big groups !!

    Raja Shekhar · July 16, 2015
  • Derrick M.

    Hikers, it's easy to overlook the great trails to the east of the main park area. Be sure to find and hike in the Steinke Basin, & Uplands Trail areas. Read more

    Derrick Mayoleth · May 7, 2010
  • Cassie C.

    Don't plan on staying overnight. The rooms are straight out of the 80s and haven't been cleaned since then. Don't bother with lessons as most of the staff is unprofessional or sleeping on the job.

    Cassie Craven · January 12, 2014
  • Luna W.

    Must visit in the fall and hike the bluffs. Great views and trails. Lots of out of town visitors so bring your patience.

    Luna Weaver Kaebisch · November 7, 2014
  • David W.

    Excellent for winter camping. Hike around the lake. Hike all the connecting ice-age trails. Parfrey's Glenn

    David Wells · December 13, 2011
  • VazDrae L.

    Awesome place in the state, especially for swimming. I recommend swimming off of the rocks though. Much funner. But be safe!

    VazDrae Lombax · July 29, 2011
  • Nicole L.

    Use fun views to motivate you up East Bluff and enjoy a mostly steady decline down East Bluff Woods Trail.

    Nicole Litterio · September 24, 2015
  • Jordan W.

    Ask around for rock 8!!! Also a perfect sunset spot... It's a formed "rock sofa" on the crest of the south west bluff.

    Jordan Wolterstorff · August 8, 2010
  • Jai I.

    Bring your swimsuit, hiking shoes, and a picnic backpack and you'll be all set for a day of fun and adventures! This is now one of our favorite family getaways.

    Jai Ingersoll-Kundert · November 21, 2012
  • Natasha

    Stay away from south shore if your wanting to swim. Lots of seaweed appearing and swimmers itch spreading like wildfire. :(

    Natasha · July 13, 2011
  • Amanda C.

    The perfect, close, summer day get-away. Go enjoy the hiking, swimming, rock-climbing. Beautiful area. Read more

    Amanda Ciesielczyk · March 30, 2010
  • Joe A.

    Head to Jumping Rock on the West Bluff trail along the lake. It's through the second set of trees on the path. It's really fun.

    Joe Axt · August 5, 2011
  • Discover Wisconsin

    If this one isn't on your list of muse-see's, it should be. Bring/rent a kayak, and if you have kids, they will love the beach area!

    Discover Wisconsin · May 10, 2013
  • John G.

    Great lake to swim in, but the beach is more rock than sand. Watershoes recommended.

    John G. · August 29, 2013
  • Jessica T.

    One of my favorite places to hike and camp. Absolutely amazing in October - the leaves are gorgeous.

    Jessica Turner · August 23, 2011
  • Dave M.

    7 dollars gets you park entry for an entire carload of people if you have Wisconsin plates.

    Dave Mockaitis · September 12, 2011
  • Alissa W.

    Great place to hike swim and get married! Our wedding kari have been windy, but it was so unbelievably beautiful!

    Alissa Whitaker · March 27, 2012
  • Colleen T.

    Don't forget to hike Parfrey's Glen....deep gorge at the end, awesome view!

    Colleen T. · October 9, 2011
  • Beer R.

    Run Dances with Dirt and reward yourself at the Bell's Brewery beer tent.

    Beer Runner · January 26, 2015
  • Derrick M.

    Click link for local visitor guide. Be sure to reserve campsites right after the first of the year for holiday weekends Read more

    Derrick Mayoleth · January 18, 2010
  • Tyler W.

    Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Bring lots of water!

    Tyler Weber · July 18, 2013
  • G Allen D.

    Take a hike or climb rocks in the only place in the Midwest that feels like the mountains.

    G Allen Daily · October 11, 2011
  • Erik M.

    I love this place! The trails are great!

    Erik Martensen · May 4, 2013
  • Brad S.

    This place is like a hikers paradise. Awesome views!

    Brad Stoecker · October 14, 2013
  • Autumn S.

    You can take your dogs to the south beach, and west side

    Autumn Sun · June 3, 2012
  • Kevin H.

    Awesome lake! Great for hiking. Rock on.

    Kevin Harrigan · June 14, 2011
  • Lou W.

    West bluff hiking trail has beautiful views...

    Lou Wright · July 25, 2013
  • Jackie L.

    Love all the different hiking trails!

    Jackie Lund · May 8, 2013
  • Lori V.

    Site Seeing!! With my Military Sisters!!

    Lori V · April 14, 2012
  • BSA Troop 175

    Great Place for all Scouts to come.

    BSA Troop 175 · September 5, 2013
  • Thatother Guy j.

    Bring water...lots of water

    Thatother Guy joker · July 9, 2013
  • Paul H.

    Great place for rock climbing

    Paul Hunsicker · August 27, 2011
  • Corey

    Beautiful lake surrounded by bluffs. Read more

    Corey · June 7, 2010
  • Kelso K.

    Climb in your bare feet it's better

    Kelso Kuipers · September 4, 2011

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