Devil’s Lake has over 5 miles of XC ski trails, however, as of Jan 2018, these trails have been designated “Multi-Use” which means that other uses (hiking, snowshoeing, etc.) are allowed on the trail in addition to cross-country skiing. The park will pack the snow on the trail, but it will not be tracked.
The ski trails start in the Steinke Basin meadow, then wind their way through oak, ash, hickory, and maple forests. Conditions can vary widely due to sun or shade or steepness of terrain. Some trails are one way only.
Call the park number (608-356-8301) and listen to the opening greeting for recent conditions of the cross-country ski trails. You may also call the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Snow report at 1-800-432-TRIP for ski conditions at Devil’s Lake and other areas of the state.