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Camping at Devil’s Lake
For those looking for a longer stay in Devil’s Lake, the park offers three regular campgrounds with a total of 423 sites and nine group campsites that can accommodate a total of 240 campers. All can be booked at wisconsin.goingtocamp.com or by calling 888-947-2757.
The quartzite campground, a former golf course, is mostly open and grassy, and home to many of the larger RVs. Northern Lights Campground has a similar layout, but is only half a mile from the lake and has two sites for the disabled. It is also the oldest campground in the park and opened in 1939 with help from the Civilian Conservation Corps, which constructed three of the four bathroom and shower buildings.
Ice Age Campground, about a mile from the lake, has only non-electric campsites, is partly wooded and partly open and grassy, has a concession operated camping store and three sites available for disabled people.
There are also concession buildings on the north and south shores of the lake that sell food and groceries, basic camping items, ice, firewood, souvenirs, shirts and hats. Both buildings rent out rowing boats, pedal boats, kayaks and canoes during the summer.
The Devil’s Lake Nature Center, currently closed due to the pandemic, is home to exhibits of Wisconsin reptiles and amphibians, but a new, larger facility is under discussion. During the summer, nature programs are scheduled every day of the week. Themes include snakes, rocks, spiders, and bats. The area at the bottom of the Nature Center is home to historical photographs dating from the late 1800s through the 20th century.