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Quartzite Campground

S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 USA

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“look forward for summer fun!”

Devil’s Lake State Park is visited by over 2 million visitors each year and is located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The Park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Visitor Center hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily in the summer and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in other seasons.

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15 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

3.6 Access
4.7 Location
4.3 Cleanliness
3.3 Site Quality
4.3 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 6 users | Last reported on November 05, 2021

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Reviewed by
Troop253

  • 3 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 15, 2015
Rated 5.0

Excellent family camping! By far the cleanest campground I have ever been to. We stayed with our kids in Quartzite camp ground. The sites are large so you can see all of the campers, but your neighbor isn't listening in on your conversations. The grounds are very well kept and mowed. The bathrooms and showers are modern and super clean! Every staff member was very friendly, from the entrance to the ice cream shops.
There are two beaches. The sand beach is shallow and the water is so clear. On the other side of the lake is a pebble beach. We needed water shoes, but it was much less crowded and the kids loved looking for rocks. There are breathtaking hiking trails for all levels of hiking abilities. Don't miss the paddle boat rentals, cute little ice cream/ gift shops, and nature center. About 20 minutes to Wisconsin Dells which came in handy when it rained one day. I cant say enough about this place!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
perturbedreverb

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
July 06, 2015
Rated 5.0

Really clean and well kept, tent camping sites are a good size and there is plenty of privacy for each site. You have to do the balancing rock trail if you feel up for the challenge, don't miss it!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
mglas218

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 18, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great place to swim and hike for the day. Be cautious on the rock slopes there are large timber rattlesnakes hiding out in there.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
spartandude

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
February 09, 2015
Rated 5.0

So much fun, but finding footing under snow on teetering rock and potholes trails was tricky. Will be back.

1 person found this review helpful
  • 12 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 01, 2015
Rated

This densely wooded state park offers lots to do; from boating, fishing, and swimming in Devil's Lake to amazing hiking and nearby sights. The only reason I'm not giving it a five star rating is due to the low tree branches and uneven sites. Large rigs beware and stay in the Quartzsite Loop. Even entering the state park to the camper check-in had us a little concerned with our 5th wheel.

For those of you with low profile trailers or tents, you'll love this place. The other two loops offer some very private sites amongst dense vegetation. The restrooms were very clean and the individual showers provided privacy and plenty of warm water.

The town of Baraboo is home to the Ringling Brothers Circus Museum. There's a twice a week farmer's market and the International Crane Foundation is a must see for anyone interested in conservation, ecosystems, and learning about international efforts to save endangered cranes. The Wisconsin Dells is a popular place for kids - bring a thick wallet. It is very commercialized and attracts lots of folks from Chicagoland.

This is a very popular state park. We made a reservation 5 months in advance and were still unable to book a site over a weekend. During the week, there appeared to be enough available sites for drop-ins. We camped there the middle of August.

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roadtripper296194 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $30.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: 51

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

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  • 34 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
February 23, 2016
Rated

Big rigs be very careful....the entrance to the park is a long winding tree covered road and best to stay in the Quartzite Loop and enter off of County Road DL. Rock climbing, swimming, scuba diving (local dive shop closed though), hiking, biking etc. If you want to do it outdoors this is the place to go. If you want to go outside the park there isn't a better location in the state.....Wisconsin Dells, Circus, Scenic Drives, Wineries, State Capital, Parfrey's Glen, International Crane Foundation. If you can't find something to do here then you don't like the outdoors!

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Andy & Wendy Hull would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $30.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: -

3 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Reviewed by
lukepasterski

  • 63 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 20, 2016
Rated

This is one of the most popular state parks in WI for a reason, the views are incredible and the range of outdoor activities you can do here are endless. We stayed in the Quartzite Campground, which just had new shower/toilet areas built and new pit toilets. There is no privacy between most sites and some of the sites are not very level. The park has great hiking, but the campground is very busy. Now they no longer have any first come first serve and book solid. We were able to get a site using the notification when someone canceled.

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lukepasterski would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $35.00

Days Stayed: 17

Site Number: 23e & 7e & 135e, 48e

4 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

Reviewed by
karifoster

  • 65 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 23, 2016
Rated

We stayed in the Quartzite campground, mostly because we read that it was more accessible for big rigs. We had a reservation and followed Google Maps to the park. The drive in was a little unnerving, lots of trees and very few signs to reassure you that are went the right way. But, we did and pulled in to the parking area for camper registration. It was 2pm on a Sunday (father's day) and while we expected the park to be busy we thought most people would be leaving, not arriving. It was packed and the line in the building to check in wound around the small space. Even so, the check in process was fairly quick and painless.

To get to Quartzite campground you actually leave the park briefly, but even with a big rig is wasn't bad. Our site, #99 was a bit of a challenge. Most of the sites have gravel that has been overgrown with grass. Ours had a slope on either side of the narrow pad, so getting as close to centered was important. We did the best we could, but had difficulty leveling and ended up tilted downhill on the door side. We have an additional step we use and even with that we had a large step down since the entire site slanted down from the pad. Many of the sites have this same problem, but there are some a little flatter. Some others slant up or down along the pad, which would make leveling difficult as well.

The campground is very open, but you aren't right next to people and some trees are scattered around. The 50 amp hookup worked without any issues. There are a couple composting toilets, as well as a main bath house. The showers were ok for a state park, but we didn't use them. There are water fountains and faucets in a few places, but you'll need a container to use them.

The park itself is huge and we didn't come close to exploring it all, I suspect this is the biggest attraction at the campground. They say they are completely full every weekend, so plan in advance or arrive very early on Friday morning.

We had no AT&T signal, but our Verizon had 2 bars and LTE without our booster. I will note that even in Baraboo there was little to no AT&T signal.

I would stay here again if I wanted to visit the park, but I would be more particular about our site.

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karifoster would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $35.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: 99

3 Access
3 Location
4 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Reviewed by
leedanna

  • 91 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 12, 2018
Rated

The good news about camping in the “off” season is fewer crowds; the bad news is that many of the perks (concessions, boat rentals,etc) are not available. After summer during the week, the only campground available is Quartzite (I believe there are two others plus a group campground). The bathrooms in Quartzite were new and very clean. Not all sites are completely level but most of the electric ones are. Trails are plentiful and some are quite challenging but offer fantastic views. Trails are well marked. We were there on a cold, cloudy day but I think it is the best time to visit.Of all the Wisconsin State parks we have camped in recently, Devil’s Lake is the best!

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leedanna would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 92

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

September 21, 2020
Rated

The park has many challenging hikes that offer fabulous views. The park can get quite crowded on weekends, especially on the easier trails by the lake or on the beach. We have a class A motorhome and originally had a site reserved in the northern lights section. But it was impossible for us to even navigate the roads let alone get into a site. The trees and levelness of the sites just didn't allow our unit to get in. So we switched to the Quartzite section. While we could get around the roads in this area, we had to try different sites to find one we could get into or that we could level our unit. Site 45 is wide open but not very level. Out front wheels were off the ground and we still couldn't get level. This is a great site for tents only. We then tried #52 but also couldn't level. I believe the campground website states that this site is a level one. Don't believe what they put on the website for any of the sites. Again, we have a 37' Class A so our issues were unique. But we did see some creative leveling contraptions being used on many of the trailers. For tent campers, this is a great campground as they have a lot of nice grass where you can set up. We'd stay there again but only if certain sites were available. All sites were well maintained and we saw cleaning crews in the baths on a weekend.

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Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 45,95,56

2 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Quartzite Campground

S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, Wisconsin
53913 USA
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