Devils Lake was formed from Glaciation, and the result is a shallow, warm dive area. You can see numerous fish species, fresh water "kelp", and sandy bottoms. Depth averages 20 to 25 feet (max. depth 45 feet), temperature 68 degrees. You will need a full wet suit - hood is optional most of the year, but bring it just in case. Visibility is best in mid summer (15 to 30 feet). Flag and float are required by law (you will be ticketed without one). Certification card required. Park entrance fee: $6.00 per vehicle.
There are dozens of local hotels and motels. The state park has camping near the lake, and there is also camping nearby, but outside the park.
Park phone number: 1-608-356-6618 (Ice age campground).
Take interstate 90 or Interstate-94 North past Madison. Exit at Hwy. 33 towards Baraboo. Go left at the first light. Follow signs to Devils Lake. About 20 minutes from 90/94, 3 hours from Chicago.
|Maximum Depth||60 ft.|
|Maximum Visibility||20 ft.|