Camping at Devil’s Lake State Park

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Attention: Due to multiple Shower/Flush Toilet Building development projects the entire Quartzite campground is closed. We have targeted this project to be completed in time for the Memorial Day weekend in 2015 or earlier. Please sign up for future email updates via Gov Delivery on the DNR web site at here.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Update: Most of Northern Lights Campground will open Friday, April 3. Water facilities, showers and RV dump/fill stations will remain closed until mid-April. Pit toilets will be available in the campground. Running water restrooms and a water tap for filling water jugs will be available in the park headquarters building, 1/2 mile from the campground.

Devil’s Lake State Park has 3 public camping areas located on the north shore of the lake, and 9 group camp sites on the south shore. Each campground has different qualities that have made each of them popular with various annual campers. There are no campgrounds on the shoreline of Devil’s Lake itself.

Camping reservations are pretty much a MUST for any summer camping. Reservations can be made up to 11 months ahead of your planned stay. As you can imagine wooded electrical sites are the first to go followed by all other electrical sites. If you arrive without reservations you may still get a site if you arrive early in the week (Sun – Wed) and/or in the morning. But again it can be VERY difficult at times to camp at the park without a reservation. We offer a list of local private campgrounds as well.

Here are a few more bits of information about camping in the park that you might find useful.

  • Firewood is available for purchase in the Visitor Center during its open hours, but only when both the Chateau and Ice Age Store are closed. With the invasive species problems in adjacent states associated with the Emerald Ash Borer, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has issued a new order (March 2006) prohibiting the use of firewood in Wisconsin State Parks if that firewood was obtained out of Wisconsin.

  • Laundry – There is no facilities in the park, however there are Laundromats near by.

  • Religious Services – Meeting places of the many faiths are located within minutes of the park.

  • Pet Rules Apply – There is no restriction on the number of the pets you may have at your campsite, however all other park rules regarding pets and noise apply.

  • Shopping & Dining – Devil’s Lake State Park is less than one mile out of the city of Baraboo. We have local dining & shopping information in our “More To Explore” section. Baraboo does have a Wal-Mart & Gander Mountain as well.

  • If you need help or would like information about the park or the Baraboo area when you’re at the park just find one of the campground hosts. They are at; Site 60 – Quartzite Campground Site 150 – Northern lights Campground Sites 345 & 437 – Ice Age Campground.