Scenic USA - Wisconsin

Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of historic sites, points of interest, and a large
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Devils Lake

Devils Lake - Wisconsin

Photos by Ben Prepelka

     Just south of Baraboo, local park personnel and residents gear up for the 100 year anniversary of Devil's Lake State Park. Established on June 22, 1911, plenty of planned birthday events, collectibles and clothing items are set to mark this park's momentous occasion.
     One of Wisconsin's most popular recreation areas, Devil's Lake activities include summer fun on large sandy beaches, plus canoeing, rowboating and kayaking on the lake. Fishing runs year around, with catches of brown trout, walleyes and northern pike.
     Although Devils Lake State Park centers around water activities and the devilish spirits of a 369 acre lake, the park is also known for its variety of hiking trails (part of the Ice Age Trail) and rock climbing routes. Set up for all skill levels, 29 miles of trails vary from level routes, noted as easy, to more difficultDevils Lake climbs that lead to amazing rock formations and incredible views. While the Potholes and Balanced Rock trails challenge hikers to steep climbs, the Devilís Doorway and Johnson Moraine Loop are listed as some of the easier routes.
     Here among the quartzite bluffs are some of the best rock climbs in the Midwest. Area guidebooks list over 1600 routes spread throughout the park cliffs. Even if youíre not a climber, seeing someone take on some of these legendary routes is exciting in itself.



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