Camping at Devil’s Lake State Park

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Camping is very popular at Devil’s Lake State Park! Reservations are highly recommended for any summertime camping trips and for spring and fall weekends. Campground reservations can be made up to 11 months ahead of time.

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

First Come First Serve – There are now only 10 non-reservable (First-Come-First-Serve) sites in the park. Quartzite Campground sites 1-10 all others are reservable.

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.

Winter Camping – Devil’s Lake’s Quartzite Campground is the only open family campground open during the winter months. Non-flush restrooms and one winterized water tap will be available through the winter. When snowfall requires plowing, there will still be about a dozen electrical campsites available for winter campers.

Private Campgrounds? – There are many nearby private campgrounds. Click here for listings.

What are the BEST Campsites?  Well, that depends, but here’s a recent blog post that gives you an overview of the campgrounds.

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 are no facilities in the park, however, there are Laundromats nearby.

  • 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, Bike/Climbing Shop & 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.