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Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo

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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. By using our Baraboo day trip app, you can arrange your visit to Devil's Lake State Park and other attractions in Baraboo.
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  • On a blustery and cold October day we enjoyed our walk in the woods on the South Shore. I am unable to climb rocks so we were limited in what we could do, but the views were still awesome. 
    On a blustery and cold October day we enjoyed our walk in the woods on the South Shore. I am unable to climb rocks so we were limited in what we could do, but the views were still awesome.  more »
  • But if you like people-watching, being close to your neighbors, “participating” in triathlons, come on the weekend. On Friday 9/16 there were very few people, we literally met 12 people on the... 
    But if you like people-watching, being close to your neighbors, “participating” in triathlons, come on the weekend. On Friday 9/16 there were very few people, we literally met 12 people on the...  more »
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  • I was delighted to find a last minute tent site, actually there were multiple options on the day off to reserve. I got a late recommendation to explore this park while on a road trip and I fell in love. As a local said on the trails “best place in WI” and from what I was able to experience on my travels, I agree! What a gorgeous park. The campground was quiet and well maintained. Bathrooms were clean. Lake water was warm (mid August). I will be recommending this to anyone I know heading to WI. I am grateful to have been able to explore the trails and camp here.
  • Very geologically unique state park! We greatly enjoyed hiking up the rock pile hill and walking around the beautiful blue lake. Quite busy on a summer Sunday, but park officials have a good system. Follow the signs for directions. So many things to enjoy here. Neat to see so many people enjoying all of them.

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