There are endless opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Baraboo area!
Devil’s Lake State Park, located just two miles south of Baraboo, is Wisconsin's most popular state park with more than 1.2 million visitors each year . In addition to offering over 400 campsites, Devil's Lake State Park offers miles of hiking trails, swimming areas (including 2 large sandy beaches), mountain bike trails, cross country ski trails, great climbs and so much more, all set within spectacular views of 500 foot cliffs that tower above a crystal-clear lake which is popular with divers from throughout the Midwest.
If you're looking for even more fun on the water, Lake Wisconsin is located just 15 minutes away from Baraboo, and offers boating and fishing. Lake Wisconsin also features the Colsac III, Wisconsin's only free car ferry, which carries traffic on Hwy 113 across this scenic lake and is a favorite for visitors.
The Baraboo area also boasts the longest stretch of restored riverway in the United States. The dams that once serve the communities along the Baraboo River gradually became obsolete and were eventually removed, resulting in tremendous recreational opportunites for canoe and raft enthusiasts, as well as great fishing opportunities.
Additional recreational facilities available to Baraboo visitors include a skateboard park, swimming pools, tennis courts, softball and baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and a city zoo. There’s always something to do in Baraboo!