8.7 Excellent
     
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Devil's Lake State Park

Baraboo, Wisconsin



S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913
Phone: (608) 356-8301

Sites: 535
Recent Rate: $30 7/2016

Latitude: 43.434519685307
Longitude: -89.735405445099

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

It's a state park so facilities (clean bathrooms/showers, etc.,) need to be taken into consideration. We stayed in the Northern Lights campground and had a spacious site with electricity that we booked 11 months in advance as we were here over the bust Fourth of July weekend. So much to offer at this park: swimming, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding, boating. No reason to be bored here. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
199E
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the nature center; it's fun for adults and kids. Walk down to the North Shore beach, don't drive (it's only a 10 minute walk) as parking can be challenging on busy weekends. Visit the South Shore one day; it's less crowded than the North Shore and also offers some good hiking trails.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Quartzite campground, mostly because we read that it was more accessible for big rigs. The drive in was a little unnerving--lots of trees and very few signs to reassure you that are went the right way. But, we did and pulled in to the parking area for camper registration. It was 2pm on a Sunday (Father's Day) and while we expected the park to be busy we thought most people would be leaving, not arriving. It was packed and the line in the building to check in wound around the small space. Even so, the check-in process was fairly quick and painless.

To get to Quartzite campground you actually leave the park briefly, but even with a big rig is wasn't bad. Our site, #99, was a bit of a challenge. Most of the sites have gravel that has been overgrown with grass. Ours had a slope on either side of the narrow pad, so getting as close to centered was important. We did the best we could, but had difficulty leveling and ended up tilted downhill on the door side. We have an additional step we use and even with that we had a large step down since the entire site slanted down from the pad. Many of the sites have this same problem, but there are some a little flatter. Some others slant up or down along the pad, which would make leveling difficult as well.

The campground is very open, but you aren't right next to people and some trees are scattered around. The 50 amp hookup worked without any issues. There are a couple composting toilets, as well as a main bath house. The showers were OK for a state park, but we didn't use them. There are water fountains and faucets in a few places, but you'll need a container to use them; there is no water at the sites. They say they are completely full every weekend, so plan in advance or arrive very early on Friday morning.

We had no AT&T signal, but our Verizon had 2 bars and LTE without our booster. I will note that even in Baraboo there was little to no AT&T signal. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Baraboo has some nice restaurants and a farmers market on Saturdays and Wednesdays. The Mid Continent train museum is interesting and has some pretty impressive restored train cars.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in site #171. It was an open area with only 3 other campers while we were there. We had originally booked site #210, but it wasn't a good site so we were able to switch. Most of the sites aren't very level so we had a bit of trouble getting it to level. However, we loved the large grassy area that our dog was able to rest in without laying in gravel or dirt. It is a beautiful park. My husband caught quite a few fish so he was happy. We left the Thursday before Memorial Day and I'm sure it will be full up for the weekend. We enjoyed the relatively few people in our section of the campground. We stayed in the Northern Lights loop. Bathrooms and private showers were spotlessly clean. We would stay again. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
171 Northern Lights
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Quartzite Campground, We were near the small playground and also near the bathroom/showers. Our site was not all that deep but it was one of the few flat ones in the loop. We walked the entire campground and out of 90+ sites we only found a few that were flat from side to side. We even saw a few that were crazy in the way the campers had to block to get level.

I also want to mention that this park fills up fast. The third weekend in April and all the reservable sites in Quartzite campground were taken and most of the first come first serve ones were as well. Book your sites early.

The park itself has endless things to do. It has a beach for playing, a lake for swimming. Check with the main office as sometimes swimmers itch is strong in the lake but as long as you take a good shower after swimming you will be fine. Finally you won't find a better place to hike. From climbing the cliffs to a nice path along the lake. There is a trail for everyone. All of them are great.

I also wanted to mention that the staff were all helpful and cheerful. The greeted us with a smile and every encounter we had with them was positive, even on a very busy weekend.

Overall this is one of our favorite parks and one that we go to almost every year. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53e
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Book early, take a hike, enjoy the scenery.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has wide and spacious sites and plenty of grass. There is a playground for the kids, canoe rental near the beach and hiking trails going right up to the bluff. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The beach area is indeed beautiful, but don't skip the hike to the top of the west bluff. Amazing view!

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Review Count: 133
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Devil's Lake accepts NPS Senior Pass for entry fee because the Ice Age National Scenic Trail is within the park. No water or sewer hookups, but 50 amp is available. We were in the Quartzite Loop and most sites are on a rolling hill and it is difficult to level. We had good Verizon cell/MiFi reception, but no satellite reception because of trees. Weekends are very busy at this park, but during the week there were a lot less day-use people. We enjoyed our stay and took advantage of hiking several of the trails. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground. Quiet, spacious spots, friendly staff, clean showers for a state park, and the easiest way to visit the park is to actually stay in it so you don't have to wait in line to get in for Memorial Day weekend. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Our camping experience at this campground was great. There were many family friendly activities including great fishing and hiking. I would highly recommend this campground. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park with unbelievable views. There are many beautiful hiking trails that take you to high bluffs that provide a spectacular view of the park. The lake is beautiful. Unfortunately, it was too cold to get in it. There are 2 swim beaches and boat, kayak, paddle boat, and canoe rentals. There are 3 convenience stores in the park that stock most things you may have forgotten or run out of. Wi-Fi is available in the north and south end. Convenience store/coffee house areas with plenty of seating available. We were not able to get any TV channels at our campsite, but we don't usually watch TV anyway. We stayed in the Quartzite campground, but also went through a few of the other campgrounds and each is full of big, beautiful sites. There were 3 clean shower houses just in our campground alone, which only has about 70 sites. Leveling was a bit of an issue. This is a huge, beautiful park with so much to offer and we will definitely return. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We were able to get a walk-in site in the Quartzite loop for Labor Day weekend. Prior reviewer was right, lots of sites (including ours) were un-level and required some effort. But, the sites were large overall. Also, the trails and lake were very enjoyable. We would stay here again. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

I believe this is the oldest State Park in the USA but don't quote me on that. The staff is informative and friendly and we had a terrific back in site near the lavatories. Fire pit was great and firewood available at the gate (fee). We would definitely stay again. Lots of old growth trees, a beautiful lake, excellent roads and access off the highway and we really felt like we were camping in the woods. A true state park experience. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We camp here annually, usually on a non-electric site. Each site in the Ice Age loop is separated by trees and bushes so it offers a little more privacy. It's a beautiful and well maintained state park. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites were big but they were so unlevel that we had a very difficult time setting up our 5th wheel. When we finally did, it looked like IT was tilted but its just that the ground was so sloped (both front to back and side to side). I am not sure how a motorhome would be able to compensate enough. We were in Quartzite, since the other campgrounds were closed. Our neighbors kept letting their dogs off their leash (as did several others) even after I asked them not to because I have a cat out on the leash. Most of the time we had no cell signal (AT&T) but we did get 2 channels on the TV. The dump station had very low hanging branches, causing us to scratch the top of our trailer. If you don't have a National Park Pass or Wisconsin State pass, you'll have to get one to camp here, adding to the cost. Next time I'd probably stay somewhere else. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The distance between sites was huge! There are 3 different campgrounds, so it would be a good idea to check them all out before deciding on a site. There is no water hookup, so you must fill your fresh water tank before you set up at your site. There is no Wi-Fi available at the campsite. There is one at the campground store. Since this State Park is part of the Ice Age National Trail, the Federal Golden Access card can be used here. It got me reduced rates. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

It is a fantastic place to camp! Even though we like to try other campgrounds now & then, Devil's Lake always is a wonderful experience. It rained every day off & on but we still had a great time. We had nice camping neighbors. The facilities include clean bathrooms and beautiful Lake to swim in. There is great hiking too. We camped at Devil's Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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