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Devil's Lake State Park

Devil’s Lake State Park

Every country, city, park, destination has their iconic images that help define them. If I was hard pressed to use only one image to define the Wisconsin outdoors it would be a difficult choice. Since I have to in this post I will take the overlook at Devil’s Lake State Park.

This state park is not only the number one state park in Wisconsin; it is nationally recognized as one of the best state parks. In fact, Reserveamerica, which handles online reservations for many state parks has in the past voted the park number one for family campgrounds.

It is easy to see why from this picture. The lake is gorgeous and a great place to swim, fish, camp, and boat. A must do activity while at the park is to climb the bluffs overlooking the lake. It is not an easy hike, but it is well worth the effort.

The park also has sensational bluffs and a great trail system.  In fact, the 1,100 long Ice Age Trail meanders its way through the park.  It is definitely a top spot to check out in Wisconsin.


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