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Devil’s Lake State Park is an awesome place to visit year-round in central Wisconsin. Stop by as early as 6am and stay as late as 11pm. There is a Visitor Center, a Nature Center, concessions and rental equipment available at the park. It was founded in 1911 and is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, plus the most visited and the largest state park.

You can see insane views of the 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking at a 360-acre lake too. Along with incredible views, there is plenty to do from the picnic areas the sandy swimming beaches, the hiking trails to the backcountry peace and quiet. Here is a look at what you’ll enjoy during your visit to Devil’s Lake State Park.

What to expect

There are 29 miles of hiking trails, a 360-acre lake and views of the 500-foot quartzite bluffs from the park. Pack a picnic for the lakeshore picnic areas or bring your swimsuit to enjoy sunbathing at the sandy swimming beaches. Bring your camera because the views are breath-taking and you’ll be fascinated by the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The area features intriguing natural history such as this and its open year-round to see everything and spend a day enjoy some outdoors time.

Visitor Center and Nature Center

There is a Visitor Center that opens at 8am-11pm daily during the summer with hours from 8:30am-4pm during the fall, spring and winter. The Nature Center is open from 9am-4:30pm daily with limited hours before and after the summer season.

Grab something to eat and drink at the concession buildings on the north and south shore ends of the lake and at the Ice Age Campground. There is a store selling groceries, firewood, souvenirs and more with proceeds going to the park. These buildings offer rowboat rentals, paddleboat, kayak and canoe rentals.

Bring your bike, hiking gear, camping equipment, picnic basket, swimsuit, hunting gear and cash to rent some gear because there is so much recreation to be enjoyed at Devil’s Lake State Park. Spend a day there and become one with nature.

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