The best camping near Devil's Lake State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Devil's Lake adventure.

The best camping near Devil's Lake State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Devil's Lake adventure.

Camping near Devil's Lake State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Devil's Lake adventure.

Explore the wilderness or spend time on the lake at Wisconsin’s most popular state park.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Devil's Lake State Park

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SKILLET CREEK CAMPGROUND

1 site · Tent70 acres · Baraboo, WI
Skillet Creek Campground was previously Wheeler's Campground, located in Baraboo. It has the state park feel, large sites, wooded areas, hiking trails, and activities for the the kids. Learn more about this land: Peaceful and scenic area nestled in 70 acres of wooded forest. Spacious sites, hiking, biking, fishing pod, new swimming pond, large barn game room, gaga ball pit, cross net, jumping pad, bike rentals, 4 wheelcart rental, clean bathrooms. Full hookup sites and privative camping sites. Located 1 mile from Devil's lake in Baraboo, Wi. Enjoy nearby breweries, zoo, circus world museum.
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Camp Cedar Hills

41 sites · RVs, Tents800 acres · Mazomanie, WI
Cedar Hills is a wonderful private campground located on a ridge above 800 acres of stunning DNR land and only a couple minutes drive from historic Sauk City, WI and its many great restaurants. Enjoy great views and 2 miles of hiking trails, personal fire pits and private campsites with access to large pavilion and many communal spaces. Founded in 1979 Cedar Hills has a long history and large community of regulars some of whom have maintained and added to their sites for decades, making this place truly a labor of love. Large sections of this campground are clothing optional, and the whole campsite is strictly 18 and above. Cedar Hills is LGBTQ friendly. Located on a ridge above 800 acres of stunning DNR land and only a couple minutes drive from Sauk City WI and 150 miles from Chicago. Enjoy great views and 2 miles of hiking trails, personal fire pits and private campsites with access to large pavilion. Winter campers may enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing and access with your snow machine Founded in 1979 Cedar Hills has a long history and large community of regulars some of whom have maintained and added to their sites for decades, making this place truly a labor of love. Large sections of this campground are clothing optional, and the whole campsite is strictly 18 and above and LGBTQ friendly. Come and visit our 40 sites located on a breathtaking ridgeline with stunning views of the valleys below.
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Terra Growers Organic Farm

11 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Waunakee, WI
Terra Growers is a 100 year-old organic family farm in Springfield WI near Waunakee. We raise free-range chickens (for eggs), grow an extensive variety of vegetables, tend to several fruit orchards, and grow a variety of berries. Terra Growers also has a year-round on-farm store, events open to the public, multiple campsites for rent, as well as extensive volunteer opportunities.
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River Bay Premier Camping

108 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Lyndon Station, WI
WELCOME TO River Bay Premier Camping Resort The ONLY thing we overlook is the river. Camping is done your way. It's as simple as that, we offer the widest variety of campsites, cabins, rental units, and seasonal sites the Wisconsin Dells has to offer! Follow the link below to book your ideal camping getaway! With all of the fun things to do at the resort, you won't want to leave! Enjoy the fun rentals on-site which include: golf carts, pontoon boats, pedal carts, and row boats. When you stay at the resort don't forget to check out the Tiki Bar, game room, playgrounds, heated swimming pool, and basketball court. Located right on the Upper Dells of the Wisconsin River, River Bay offers premier access to all river activities. Overnight and seasonal pier slips available. Don't have a boat? We have you covered with our daily pontoon rentals.
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Devil’s Lake Lavender Glamping Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Baraboo, WI
Learn more about this land:Walk to Devil’s Lake State Park, across the street from Tumbled Rock Brewery, .5 to Balanced Rock Winery, Driftless Glen Distillery, Baraboo golfing..
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WHY Worth Healing Yourself

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Cazenovia, WI
Bought to get grounded W.H.Y. did I purchase this 5 acres of land? This is my personal property I bought so I could get grounded while being surrounded by nature. Worth Healing Yourself is W.H.Y I invested in this lan d as well as myself! Enjoy rock hunting for agates, jasper, hematite, petrified wood and other mineral specimens. Property is 25 minutes from Richland Center. 30 minutes from Wisconsin Dells. Public land with miles of trout stream 3 miles away from the propertyy. The 400 State Trail is 7 miles away from property for bicyclists. Public road ATV and UTV trails surround WHY.  Both Lake Redstone and Dutch Hollow Lake are 10 miles away. The Baraboo and Pine River are within 10 miles. The famous Bunker Hill Tavern that hosts the cannon run is 1 mile away! Local village of Cazenovia offers two small town Tavern’s that serve food and good company. There is also a convenient store and small grocery store located in the village as well. This is not a commercial camp ground. Cancellation within Hipcamp Moderate Cancellation Policy WILL BE withheld with host discretion. Rent tax will NOT be refunded if cancelled within Moderate Cancellation Policy time frame.
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Emrick lake Campground & Resort

1 site · RV, Tent400 acres · Oxford, WI
The camping craze continues at Wisconsin’s newest premier camping destination – Emrick Lake Campground. With 450 acres of beautiful wooded land surrounding a pristine lake, Emrick Lake Campground is mixing the best of nature with the latest camping amenities to make your stay unforgettable. The property will feature a pool with swim-up bar, floating waterpark, hiking & biking trails along with easy access to ATV/UTV trails – it’s camping, reimagined.
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Healing Hills

9 sites · Lodging, TentsHillsboro, WI
We are nestled into a hillside in Wisconsin's Driftless and amish country. Surrounded by beautiful ridges, valleys and trout streams, campers can enjoy hiking trails throughout our land, nearby streams and rivers for fishing and paddling, amish markets, famous bike trails, Wildcat Mountain and the Kickapoo Reserve. Or sit back and relax in one of our private camp sites and fall asleep under endless stars while coyotes lull you off to sleep.
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The Heifer Pasture

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Cross Plains, WI
Located on a hill side pasture on the properties back forty along the Ice Age Trail. This fenced off area within the pasture includes a small pond, walking trails, forest and prairie areas. There is a “feed shed” that is available to use (generator on site for electricity)otherwise just pitch a tent. Completely remote from any other houses.
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Beaver Point Cabin

1 site · Lodging90 acres · Belleville, WI
The cabin is an off-grid, 12'X20' insulated structure, with a 7'X8' loft and a 12'X6' screened covered porch/deck. That overlooks a small stream and a cattail marsh. It is in the center of our 90 acres and is very private but near to some rural houses, only our house is (barely) visible in winter and you might see some lights of one other neighbor when the leaves are off the trees. We are 1 and a half miles from the village of Belleville and 5 miles from New Glarus. The Badger State Trail runs across the western edge of our property. It connects with the Sugar River State Trail 8 miles away. Near by New Glarus has many shops, restaurants, Baily's Run winery and the famous New Glarus Brewery (tours daily). Everything can be easily reached by bike or, in season, snowmobile. The marsh is a haven for all sorts of birds and wildlife. Spring brings an abundance of winged migrators and returning residents. There are: sand hill cranes, red wing blackbirds, a number of ducks; buffleheads, mergansers, woodducks, blue winged teal and shovelers just to name a few. The American woodcock can be heard overhead most spring mornings and evenings. The spring peepers (small frogs) are a symphony on their own and they continue into early summer. The woods has many spring flowers and the fall colors are wonderful. In summer there are many song birds like: bluebirds, finches, orioles, humming birds, cedar wax wings, robins, cardinals and herons. Sitting on the screened in deck one can hear a kaleidoscope of bird songs and activity. And an abundance of fireflies in later May through late July and then some. The cabin is off-grid, what that means is: there is NO RUNNING WATER in the cabin and only a chemical toilet (port-a-potty). A limited amount of water is supplied for drinking and washing. There is a sink with a drain in the cabin but no bathroom or refrigerator so bring a cooler. Very limited electricity. There is basic LED lighting and you will be able to charge your phones/devices. The power is supplied from batteries/inverter charged by solar panels on the roof. There are LED lights and a coffee maker. There is NO air conditioning but excellent ventilation and a small, cozy wood stove for heat. If you're uncomfortable or unfamiliar with a wood stove, it may not be wise to stay here in the winter heating season, but we can show most people how to use the stove safely. This is still considered "camping" so be prepared to bring camping gear: your own pillows, sleeping bag, food, drinks, cups, plates, cooking utensils etc. There are carryout options a short drive away. The only thing you won't need is a tent, the cabin is very cozy, warm on the cold days and cool on the warm ones and there is a picnic table, lawn chairs and a gas grill with a side burner. There are a few spots around the cabin for tents if you have additional friends staying. There is an additional charge for additional guests (over 2) but please be advised: any loud "parties" or disturbances and you will be asked to leave. This is a place to enjoy nature and quiet time. To get away from it all. No extra charge for children 12 or under. Insects are a part of the woods environment, if you're afraid of bugs this may not be the right fit for you. We rarely have any real issues, so we're reluctant to use toxic chemicals to kill most (normal) bugs. Normal bug repellent is about all that is necessary. Why we have this cabin; It's a way to share this special place that, judging from the artifacts found here has been a camping area for thousands of years. We want to let others enjoy the seasons; the return of the migrating birds, the spring peepers in the marsh, the fall colors, the silence of a winter day in the woods and the warmth of a wood stove. (many people have found the stove to be their favorite feature) The cabin gives you a front row seat in the middle of, comparatively, pristine nature. Campers will have access to our fine trails for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and biking. (we would allow a snowmobile from the State trail to the cabin). All campers take note: 1. Please do your best to arrive/check in before dark! The cabin is dark; no yard lights, no streetlights, and if it isn’t a moonlit night, it IS very dark. Some of you are not used to real darkness. We provide some flashlights and headlamps (if you forgot yours) and there are LED lights in the cabin we keep charged for you. Camping headlamps are great for cooking, using the port-a-potty and finding your way around, etc. Bring yours or you can borrow ours, just ask. 2. Take safety precautions with the wood stove and learn how to use it correctly. The only source of heat in the cabin is a small, very nice wood stove. Those without any experience with using wood for heat are advised not to stay at the cabin during the cold season. Those that are eager to learn--we can help you, but safety is very important and you must at least have some basic skills to handle wood heat: using a propane torch, using kindling, splitting wood, operating the stove airflow. 3. Campfires: Campfire wood can be purchased for a reasonable price @$10 for a tote, or @$20 for a large pot/container. We do allow people to bring their own if they are coming from less that 50 miles away. Some exceptions do apply. 4. It has been very enjoyable meeting the many campers. Everyone has been very well prepared and it has been a pleasure seeing them have fun. We especially have enjoyed the families with young children and people with their dog(s). All have been very well behaved and very enthusiastic. 5 Dogs are welcome, but please let us know if your dog does not get along well with other dogs, so we can let others know. We have a young golden retriever that is very friendly and does very well with other dogs, kids and all people. If your dog doesn't get along with others (dogs or people) please let us know in advance, so we can warn others and please, for safety, keep them on a leash. Your hosts, Dan and Anne
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Wisconsin River Sandbar Camping

2 sites · Tents1 acre · Poynette, WI
Learn more about this land:Hi there! We are Wild Wisco Waters and we offer canoe overnight sandbar camping trips on the Wisconsin River near the Wisconsin Dells and Lake Wisconsin. Meet us at the Dekorra landing free parking lot in Poynette and we'll bring you upriver with all the paddling gear you'll need for your river adventure. Paddle downriver and find a sandbar to call your own for the night! Build a bonfire, set up your tent, and enjoy a night under the stars. In the morning pack up camp and paddle downriver to your take out where your car is waiting for your next journey. The initial price includes the Pine Island Overnight Trip Package ($100) that includes a two-day canoe rental, upriver shuttle, and all of your paddling equipment. Additional tickets include a two-day canoe rental priced per person ($25/person/day) with all of your paddling equipment.  We are a family-owned and operated outfitter that can create custom trips to fit our camper's unique needs. We also offer day paddle trips and guided fishing tours. We can accommodate large groups and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Call anytime! 608.617.0998We are dedicated to connecting people with the wonders of Wisconsin's beautiful waterways and are excited to help plan your next great summer adventure! 
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Sandstone Rustic Retreat

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Wisconsin Dells, WI
Keep it simple at this peaceful and conveniently located property. Sandstone Rustic Retreat is less than 2 miles from downtown Wisconsin Dells. This secluded 6 acre property is nestled on the quiet backwaters of the Wisconsin River. Featuring a 150 ft of spectacular waterfront, 80 ft of dock, and 225 ft of raised walkway through the fern and moss filled sandstone canyon. Our recently remodeled 1 bedroom cabins offer a cozy space to reconnect, relax and make lasting memories, while our glamping domes allow you to live in nature. Our property is comprised of 6ac of land on the Wisconsin River...we have a cornfield to the North, a seasonal cabin to our South the river to the East and a road and natural area to the West. We are 1.8mi from downtown Wisconsin Dells. Our property has 4 glamping domes, 4 cabins, perfect for couples and friends to come to the same place and have their own accommodations, 1 cottage with 2 queen beds, a Gathering House (Converted Tavern) social area, that is set up as an intimate and cozy atmosphere (think speakeasy), a 24x24 covered deck and 24x10 patio area. Follow the trail down the hill towards the river and you'll find 225ft of raised walkway through a natural Sandstone canyon that arrives at our private 80ft dock on the riverfront. You'll find excellent walleye, muskie and sturgeon fishing as well as carp and catfish sheep's head and a bounty of other stuff to catch along with scenery that will make you fall in love... The views from the dock are the crown jewel of the property. We offer a central charcoal grilling location by the Gathering House. We have a fire pit in the space beyond the covered deck and plenty of wood to burn on site. Each glamping dome also has it's own fire pit. Our goal is to host couples, small groups of friends, family or coworkers and provide a space to disconnect from technology, connect with each other, share some unique experiences and make amazing memories you and your loved one/s, you're closest friends or coworkers will look back on for years to come. Maybe Sandstone Rustic Retreat becomes your new getaway tradition! Message us for group rates and special promotions as well as packages for area attractions. We can help you curate some amazing experiences! We also offer: Private Bartender for groups of 8 or more(beats an Uber and rambunctious crowds and high priced drinks downtown...and definitely better than a OWI/DUI on the way home) Private Catering/Meal Plan for groups of 10 or more (We have relationships with several catering companies in the area and they will do a meal, a reception or even a private dinner) Ski-Boat Rental (with Captain...We have 1st hand knowledge of the river, keep you safe and make sure you have fun on the water without an unpleasant donation to the areas finest...the Wisconsin DNR Kayak Rental ($40 for 4 hours, $50 for the entire day)
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The best camping near Devil's Lake State Park guide

Overview

About

Wisconsin's most visited state park, Devil's Lake offers all sorts of opportunities for experiencing the great outdoors, from educational kids’ programs at the nature center to renting a kayak, canoe, paddleboat, or standup paddleboard to explore the 360-acre lake. Hiking opportunities abound too—the East Bluff Trail is a great choice to see some of the park's characteristically pink-and-purple quartzite bluffs. Devil’s Lake is also a good camping spot, with hundreds of sites spread over three campgrounds, many with hookups. The aptly named Ice Age Campground is open for winter camping for those who don’t mind a little snow.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for RVs: Quartzite Campground has large sites ideal for RV camping, plus showers and a dump station.
  • Best for families: Northern Lights Campground offers open grassy areas, plus a shower building, flush toilets, and a playground.
  • Best for convening with nature:  Ice Age Campground offers a mix of electric and non-electric sites, some in a pine grove.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve your campsite online or over the phone through Wisconsin State Parks.
  2. Same-day camping reservations are available from May through October with waived reservation fees.
  3. All campsites are reservable and released for reservation 11 months in advance.
  4. If you can't secure one of the 423 sites in the three main campgrounds, look into reserving one of the park's nine group campsites. Alternatively, consider a Hipcamp in the area to visit Devil’s Lake for the day. Plenty of privately operated options exist in Baraboo, a 10-minute drive away.

When to go

Devil’s Lake is open year-round and at its busiest in summer, when it draws droves of campers with hiking, biking, rock climbing, swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Winter activities include sledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. There are also ranger-led programs and hikes, particularly from spring through fall. Quartzite Campground remains open in winter months, offering winterized restrooms and running water plus electrical hookup sites.

Know before you go

  • Seasonal concession stores on both the north shore and south shore and at the Ice Age Campground sell basic groceries and supplies. They’re open in summer and on select spring and fall weekends.
  • You’re welcome to gather firewood in the forest (although you can't chop or pull wood from trees). You can also purchase bundles at the camp stores.
  • Cell phone service is spotty at best in the park.
  • The park is pet-friendly, but dogs must remain on a leash no longer than eight feet in length.
  • Running water facilities, including showers, are available from mid-April through mid-October.

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