Devil’s Lake State Park has three campgrounds with a total of 423 sites that each accommodate a family (One to six individuals). There are only 10 first-come-first-serve campsites. They are located in the Quartzite campground. There are also nine group campsites that can accommodate a total of 240 campers for Devils lake Wisconsin camping. Group campsites are on the south side. Each campground has different qualities that have made each of them popular with annual campers. There are no campgrounds near or on the shoreline of Devil’s Lake itself.
Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest and the most visited. LocationDevil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
We have stayed here many of times and always had a great trip. The campsite are big and spacious with plenty of room for two tents and a screen tent. The bathrooms are cleaned daily and always in good shape. The campsite comes with a picnic table and a good size fire pit for open grilling. There is so much to do in the area from hiking, boating, fishing, rock climbing and just relaxing. Something for everyone.
May family tent camped here for the first time this year, 2020. The site (514) was spacious enough for a 10 person, and a 6 person tent. There were enough trees to mostly block out your neighbors, and it’s up on a slight hill so if it does rain the water would drain away from your tent(s).
The state park itself has several trails with varying degrees of difficulty. My son and I opted to take the 4 mile loop around the lake that included the 900 foot assent, and crown back down the face of the ‘mountain’?? The landscape surrounding Devils Lake is gorgeous, and the lake is large, and offers plenty of things to do.
Unfortunately during these COVID-19 times the boat rental was not open, but there was plenty of beach to hang out on.
We will definitely be heading back next year.
Camped here in college and love it! Can’t wait to get back and do some climbing and hiking!
Very well maintained facilities and lots of hiking trails available. The lake is a beautiful lake with lots of space for grilling out or swimming
We were at Devil’s lake state park 3 years ago pretty place, good hikes but so busy. The one loop has no privacy or trees. We enjoyed walking one of the trails to where the big blue Heron’s nest it sounded like Jurassic Park when they feed their babies. I will add photos when I can access them. We hiked the gulch which was beautiful so green and lush.
We stayed at Mirror Lake State Park this year it was so quiet and nice big site. We drove to Devil’s lake couldn’t get near it. You waited in traffic forever to get turned away the parking lots were full. People parked way down the roads walking in. If you were camping and went out for the day and came back good luck getting near the campgrounds.
We like to go into Baraboo to the little village cafe great food and all homemade desserts.
The crane foundation is a cool place to visit too.
We bought wood from a guy down the road from Devil’s lake state park $5 for a wheelbarrow full but it wouldn’t burn.
This park is too busy for us we like it quieter.
This is one if the busiest State Parks in Wisconsin because it has so much to offer! Great roomy sites, many with electric. Stunning lake surrounded by bluffs and beaches. This campground is located on the Ice Ave Trail. Balanced rock, devils doorway and potholes are just a few of the challenging yet stunning hikes. This park is often full to capacity so camping is your best bet. Great for kayaking, SUP and swimming.
We love staying here in early May, before the hoards of day hikers descend. But really this is a state park you MUST visit.
THINGS TO DO: There's a lake with swimming and boat rentals. There's a pub-type restaurant with local microbrew beer on tap and local ice cream. There's several park shelters for weddings or events. And the best hikes in this part of the world. There are all-ability paved paths to intense climbs to the top of the bluffs with unbeaten views. You can rock climb if you have the right gear. Of course, there is fishing too and I've seen people scuba dive here.
CAMPGROUND: There are 3 sections for camping. Quartzite- it's big and open, good for stargazing but not great if you want shade or privacy. The Northern Lights section has a lot more trees and a variety of spots with electrical hook up. The Ice Age sections are tents only. All of the sections have bathrooms that are well kept.
There's a reason this place is so popular. It is gorgeous, despite being a little crowded. Plan your visit early or late in the season and enjoy what nature has to offer, while only being a short 20 min car ride from the downtown Dells area.
Views like these are hard to beat in Wisconsin, or anywhere really. The cliffs on the side of the lake are phenomenal. An ancient Native American mound is on the site giving it a feel of walking amidst history. The grounds themselves have a great shop, a nice beach, and ambience you can't beat. The park is a good size with lots of trails, some harder to get to than others. It's also not far from the iconic Wisconsin Dells. Definitely worth the trip!
Very nice campground. Great place to do so many activities! Hiking, kayaking, climbing, swimming, fishing.
We love Devil's Lake! It has incredible views and is absolutely breathtaking in the fall. It is also wonderful in the summer to go swimming and hike around.
We've never camped overnight here, but have taken many trips to hike around. With it only being 45 minutes from Madison, it's a great day get away!
Only drawbacks to Devils Lake are the crowds. It's popular (and for good reason!) so I would suggest hiking earlier in the day to avoid the larger crowds of people. I would also avoid going there when the mayflies have hatched because it can be unbearable.