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Devil's Lake State Park

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Address: S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913
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+1 608-356-8301
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Devil's Lake has great hiking trails.

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great hiking and swimming and picnicking

We go to this park often. Seldom in winter. It allows for a beautiful hike around the lake, bluff hikes and prairie hikes near by. It is a great gift to Wisconsin and the people.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gary M
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to this park often. Seldom in winter. It allows for a beautiful hike around the lake, bluff hikes and prairie hikes near by. It is a great gift to Wisconsin and the people.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for an afternoon fishing trip caught 2 trout ice at the time was about 3-4 in thick where I was at

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Devil's Lake has some really great hiking and swimming. You take a ferry with your car over the park and can spend the whole day (or a weekend camping) there. There are bath houses to change in, concessions in the summer, and plenty of parking. You can do strenuous or easier hikes and still see great scenery. Highly recommend checking... More 

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

This is a fantastic place. Very scenic and has trails for all levels of skill. I have seen families picnicking by the lake with their children. People hiking trails, rock climbing and scuba diving. It is hard to believe that you can find all of this in the midwest

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorites in wisconsin. The climb is intense but worth it! It's beautiful year round in every season. Note, make sure you have the right amount of cash with you on days when the office is closed. It's $8 if I remember right. You put the cash in an envelope and drop it in a slot.

Thank Jacqueline K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I visited the park in the fall. I never had seen so much yellow trees at the same time. The place is good to stay all day long. You can have a picnic or climbing the hill that surrounds the lake.

Thank Juliana L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Views are amazing the trails are awesome we climbed by the way of the rocks but they do have stairs you can use must wear sturdy shoes .Hiking books I think are the best depending on what time of year you go. Totally an amazing place been there several times

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Awesome, windy fall day that turned into a cold blustery winter afternoon. But was still fun! Try & find the 3 Whidbey Island Rocks we left. All painted & pretty on East bluff trail.

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Arlington VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This is a favorite place of mine having grown up in Baraboo. I was back to visit and went for a hike up the west bluff and back across Tumbled Rocks along the water. Beautiful hike. Too bad we missed the fall colors. Still beautiful even though all the leaves had fallen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beautiful Lake nice people friendly atmosphere dogs and puppies sunshine and rainbows definitely recommend

Thank Matthew P

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