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Located just a short drive away from Wisconsin Dells just south of the city of Baraboo, Devil’s Lake is nestled within Devil’s Lake State Park, the largest state park in all of Wisconsin. Read on to learn more about Devil’s Lake and why this Wisconsin Dells attraction is worth checking out during your time here!
Formed from the Wisconsin River and a melted glacier during the Ice Age, Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin is famous for its exquisite, pristine beauty. It’s the main attraction in Devil’s Lake State Park, where certain portions of the park have even been designated as National Natural Landmarks and Last Great Places, with many visitors saying that the area surrounding the lake is more reminiscent of the lakes and canyons you’ll find in the Western U.S.
All around Devil’s Lake, there are trails for hiking, bouldering, and biking. Famous quartzite rock formations like Devil’s Doorway and Balanced Rock are found near Devil’s Lake, and Native American effigy mounds can be found throughout the area—particularly across from the parking lot of the nature center in the park.
You can also see the two massive glacial moraines in the park. The 80-foot thick North Glacial Moraine holds the parking lots, picnic shelter, and concession building and forms the northern border of the lake. The 130-foot thick Southeast Glacial Moraine houses the Group Camp and can be most easily seen from the parking area near Roznos Meadow along State Route 113. It’s located between the south face of the East Bluff and the South Bluff.
On Devil’s Lake itself, visitors enjoy popular activities such as swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. During the summer season, there are equipment rentals available on-site for paddleboats, kayaks, rowboats, and canoes.
Fishing is another frequently-enjoyed form of recreation on the water. Take a stroll along the boardwalk surrounding the lake and take in the views while shore fishing.
Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin is also a popular place to scuba dive. If you’re interested in scuba diving in Devil’s Lake, you can stop by 3 Little Devils Dive Shop in Baraboo before heading out on the water to learn more.
However you spend your time on Devil’s Lake, it’s sure to be a memorable experience!
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