Devils Lake Baraboo Wisconsin Dells Missing Treasure!
When ever I talk about Devils Lake most people automatically assume I am talking about the infamous fishing hole in South Dakota! But no, I’m speaking of Devils Lake in Baraboo Wisconsin. Devils Lake State Park is only 20 minutes away from the popular Midwestern getaway Wisconsin Dells.
Wisconsin Dells is a popular tourist destination for much of the upper Midwest. It’s an oasis of literally hundreds of indoor and outdoor water parks, old world charm town and boat tours down the dells. It’s the perfect any time of year getaway for family, friends and gold old booze ups! Next time your there, take some time to wander over to Baraboo Wisconsin! They have so much to offer including my favorite Devils Lake! It really is a Missing treasure that most visitors to the area don’t know about.
Ice Age Treasure!
Devils Lake is part of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve because of it’s formation. It’s unique in that it’s a closed lake drainage lake, meaning no water flows out. Devils Lake got it’s name because it’s formed of a deep chasm, meaning a deep fissure in the earths crust with no visible inlet or outlet.
This lake is so pristine and absolutely a beautiful sight to see! It is surrounded by rolling hills of lush green trees and grasses on one side and rocky terrain on the other. It’s the perfect place to get in touch with nature and go for a hike on the trails that surround the lake. It’s also the perfect place for a family picnic and to hang out on the beach.
You won’t find motor boats of any kind on this lake to keep it preserved, but fret not there is plenty to do. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, swimming, visit the nature center or contact the department of natural resources for your camping permit! The Park has a concessions stand on both the North and South shore for restrooms and refreshments and small general store for campers needs. Paddle boats and kayaks are also available for rent. Need more information please visit Devils Lake State Park!
The park is open all year round for spring and summer fun basking in the sun. Perfect place for an Autumn day out to take in all the lovely colors before they fall from the trees! I challenge you to put this on your bucket list of things to do next time you visit Wisconsin Dells.
Visit the Apostle Islands another Wisconsin Treasure for your next weekend getaway!