Let's Go Camping: Devil's Lake State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Situated along the Ice Age Trail, 500-foot bluffs tower above a 360-acre lake. Spectacular scenery, a full range of recreational activities, and a full-time naturalist make this a very popular park. Devil`s Lake State Park has 29 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of mountain biking trails.

We are camping at Devil's Lake in Baraboo, WI.  Devil's Lake is about a 3 hour and 20 minutes drive from downtown Chicago.

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We are camping from Friday, September 20 thru Sunday September 22.  The cost will be $25. This fee includes Dinner Saturday Night, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday Morning, Firewood, Campsite, misc. supplies, and paypal fees.  If you have any suggestions for meals or would like to plan the menu, please email me.

Refund Policy:  Full refund will be given until September 13th at 11:00 pm.  No refund will be given after 11:00 pm September 13th.

You are responsible for Dinner Friday Night, all Lunches, Snacks and all Beverages.  Alcohol is allowed.

We have reserved Group site G:5 for September 20 thru September 22.  There are shower and flush toilets.  We have only 7 spots at the campsite for cars.  There is overflow parking 1 block away.

Carpooling:  Please include in your RSVP if are looking for a ride or can offer a ride.

Well behaved pets and kids are allowed.  Pets must be leashed at all times.

Website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/devilslake/

Map: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/devilslake/pdfs/dlparkmap04.pdf

Camp Ground Map: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/devilslake/pdfs/DLSPgroupcamp.pdf

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  • cathy b r.

    Imiss this group . Plz. [masked] o157. Been a yeat

    July 27

  • cathy b r.

    Let me know when u guys are going back for fall colors. Kasia
    [masked]

    September 28, 2013

  • deborah w.

    .Hi everyone! I had such a pleasant trip up north, I can't wait to go back up, especially for the fall colors. If anyone is up to go oct. 10, let me know! We ca split a spot. Otherwise, I a hiking lake Geneva, and camping at big foot. Fun times! Beautiful weather, I am hooked on fall camping .. Wish I was up there right now!

    2 · September 27, 2013

  • Glenn

    For beautiful color in campfires, go to www.Amazon.com and Search for: Mystical Fire for campfires.

    September 27, 2013

  • Marius F.

    As a newcomer, nothing short of an amazing experience! Nice group to hangout with; @Dave and Patrice-thanks for a great hike ! will post some pics on the site -for all of them please e-mail [masked]

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Patrice

      Mark, we had a beeeeeeeautiful day and hike, didn't we? It was great spending the day with you

      September 25, 2013

  • Patrice

    Kevin and Debbie, such an Excellent weekend! You guys are fantastic and made it easy for me to get back into camping easily, effortlessly and joyfully. SUCH beautiful days and hikes. Looking forward to the next one!

    September 25, 2013

  • Glenn

    Took over 630 pictures but only uploaded 114. Thanks Kevin and Debbie for a great event, as always.

    September 25, 2013

  • cathy b r.

    hi guys its kasia! keep in touch

    September 24, 2013

  • Phil F.

    Thanks, Kevin and Deb for great food and your hospitality! Saturday's hike was beautiful - and with a great group of people!

    2 · September 22, 2013

    • Patrice

      Phil! I have your tent spikes. Let me know how to get them to you. Thank you!

      September 22, 2013

    • Phil F.

      Keep the stakes and put them to good use. I would like to have the bag back if it's not a problem to send it to me at 311 Normandie Drive Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Hope to see you soon on another outing. Take care!

      September 23, 2013

  • Andy

    Good times with good people on a good weekend! Thanks or putting this together, Kevin and Deb!

    2 · September 23, 2013

  • Glenn

    A+, I hope to do it again.

    2 · September 23, 2013

  • A S

    Had a great time and met some awesome people! Thanks Kevin, Deb and family for great food and hospitality.

    2 · September 22, 2013

  • deborah w.

    Great time! Thanks Kevin and Deb & family for taking care of things! Beautiful weather, Beautiful people!

    2 · September 22, 2013

  • rita r

    Awesome company and great adventure! Must be repeated! Many Thanks :))

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Attached is a map to avoid the congestion on I-90. http://mapq.st/1eqXlrS

    September 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ferry stops in December.

      September 20, 2013

    • Warren

      Okay, cool... thanks

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am here and all set up.

    September 20, 2013

  • Warren

    I'm departing from Lincoln Square on the north side of the city around 6pm if anyone wants to carpool. I'm bringing my dog who will ride in the back, but I have room for 1-2 comfortably, depending how much you're packing.

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be up there by 1pm on Friday.

    September 19, 2013

  • Glenn

    Kevin,

    Have you assigned getting campfire wood to anyone? I hope to get there between 3-4pm tomorrow.

    September 19, 2013

    • Kevin

      You are in charge of firewood for the start of the weekend.

      September 19, 2013

  • Patrice

    Coming from Elmhurst. I have room for one passenger in my SUV

    September 17, 2013

    • Patrice

      Thanks Deborah. I'll just have to sing alone on the drive up. See you soon!

      September 18, 2013

    • deborah w.

      Thanks anyway!

      September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    WARNING:

    For those of you driving I-90 from Chicago take notice. The tollway is under construction from 31 (Elgin) to Rockford. It is 2 lanes most of the way except at Irene Road it goes to one lane. It is a terrible mess to get through here. My suggestion is to get off at Genoa Road and go north past RT 20 and let your GPS get you back to the tollway. Where it goes down to one lane can take over 30 minutes to go 3 miles.

    1 · September 18, 2013

    • rita r

      Thanks for the info, Tim

      September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be arriving at Devils Lake around 1 pm on Friday. I am not staying at the group site. I am at site 137. I will be stopping by the group site but if you want to contact me you can reach me through my profile for this Meetup group. Most likely I will be eating dinner at The Barn Restaurant & Bar, S5566 Hwy 123, Baraboo, Wisconsin[masked]

    September 18, 2013

  • Jim C.

    I actually was offering a ride at the time but received no response. I am going to stop by Saturday to casually meet your members. I won't stay long or detract from anything you are doing.

    September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Join us for the day.

      September 17, 2013

    • Jim C.

      I would but I am going to Madison first.

      September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a site for my camper. There will be 3 of us. Is it too late to pay you for food or should we bring our own?

    September 16, 2013

  • Jim C.

    I asked about joining the group on Saturday since a friend is using my camping gear. I am exploring the idea of moving to Madison and will be in the area. I will only visit during the day and am willing to pay whatever seems reasonable.

    September 12, 2013

    • Kevin

      You can join us if you like. Breakfast is at 9:00 and a hike is at 10:00. The rest of the day activities are up in the air. It will depend on how tired and people are and what activities they are interested in doing.

      September 14, 2013

  • Jim C.

    Patrice

    I live in Elmhurst. Please send me a response. I would like to ask some questions.

    September 13, 2013

  • deborah w.

    Buffalo grove appears to be the closest off the road. Please email me the address: [masked]. I am trying to respect your privacy. Let me know so that I can decide if this is the closest location for me to pick u both up.

    September 11, 2013

  • deborah w.

    We can leave at 2pm. Let me see what makes most sense for location pickup. And provide my number to get more details.

    September 11, 2013

  • Celine

    Hi I have cancelled my RSVP and am not attending.
    I have clicked on the request refund and have requested my full refund as of today 9/10/13 at 9:50pm CST.
    I won't be attending.
    Best Regards,
    Celine

    September 10, 2013

  • Glenn

    Just wanted let everyone know that a parking sticker is required on most vehicles in Wis State Parks.
    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/admission.html

    Fees for out-of-state vehicles are:
    $35 - Annually
    $10 - Daily

    I would love to car pool, I have a Ford Escape and can 2 other people.

    September 9, 2013

  • deborah w.

    I may need a ride, from Berkeley. It all depends on what time I can scoot out of here. I rather share the ride!

    September 4, 2013

  • Yokesh S.

    Thanks Glenn... I see that the RSVP is closed. If someone cancels I will use yours thanks again for offering.

    August 28, 2013

  • Glenn

    I have a extra 4 person tent I can bring. It is brand new in the bag.

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just recently joined the Chicago Campers Meetup, and my wife and I are considering joining the trip to Devil's Lake State Park. We have a 1 and a half year old 75 lb dog who hasn't camped before but is very friendly; can we bring her along?

    August 28, 2013

  • Yokesh S.

    Hi All,

    I am a first time camper. I want to go, but need some suggestion on what sort of equipment I need to buy for this specific camp site. I am looking for a 2 person camp. I have a Giant wood Jenga set for Jenga fans. Also if some one has a extra space or camp if they lend it would be great. Do tell me.

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we going to kayak/canoe?

    August 2, 2013

    • Kevin

      No. I don't think there will be enough time.

      August 28, 2013

  • Margaret T

    I plan to leave after work from Woodridge, so could possibly pick up one or two people along the way.

    August 20, 2013

  • Glenn

    I would like to carpool with someone. I can drive.

    August 16, 2013

  • Paulie ".

    Would love to attend. Have a couple of questions: 1) Does this campground offer pull through camp sites with hookups (water & electric)? 2) Or is this strictly tent camping? I would like to use my recently purchased Airstream Travel Trailer if possible. Otherwise I'll bring my tent setups. Let me know.

    Paulie "D" from Chicago

    August 6, 2013

    • Kevin

      The group campground only allow tents. A few people are bringing campers and staying in the family campgrounds then they will join us for the evenings and day hikes. Where they are staying? You need to ask them. Any information needed about RV camping, ask Tim.

      August 6, 2013

  • Paulie ".

    Which of the 3 campground sites is "Group site G:5" located? Quartzite, Northern Lights or Ice Age.

    August 6, 2013

    • Kevin

      We are staying in the group campgrounds. Groups have there own campgrounds on the south of the park.

      August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like Big fun! Can't wait to go on this adventure.

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rita you are actually camping with us. :-) :-) :-)

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • rita r

      I am super happy!!!! Thanks for letting me know, Tim! I've heard awesome things about Devil's Lake. Kevin's camping always has lots of adventure! Looking forward to it! :) thanks!

      1 · August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As usual I will be getting my own camping site for my RV trailer.

    July 31, 2013

  • Brian H

    Maggie and I will be there but we have our own site (177) for the camper, and will be joining in the group activities/potlucks/campfires. Might be able to offer a ride for 1 or 2 as well, leaving near the Hickory Creek Metra stop around 5pm Friday.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in.

    July 29, 2013

  • Phil F.

    I am in

    July 14, 2013

  • rita r

    I am in!!! :-))

    February 24, 2013

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