By KATE BERTOG
Wisconsin has an abundant amount of wide-ranging nature reserves as well as state parks. One of the most well-known parks in Wisconsin is Devil’s Lake State Park as it covers 9,217 acres of land. Devil’s Lake State Park is the perfect place to vacation this summer with your friends as there are numerous activities you can participate in as well as enjoy with your friends.
Swimming: Devil’s Lake State Park contains its own 360 acre lake which is accessible to visitors for various purposes, one being swimming. Two sandy beaches are available for swimming: one on the north shore and one on the south shore of the lake. The temperature of the lake does not reach extreme temperatures between June and September which provides a comfortable swimming experience for visitors.
Hiking: Roughly 29 miles of hiking trails cover the state park. These hiking trails vary in difficulty as some are made for beginners and some are made for more advanced hikers. Both levels of difficulty consist of steep climbs, staircases, and high heights.
Canoeing/Kayaking: Canoeing and kayaking are very popular activities at Devil’s Lake State Park as the lake is clear and scenic. Towards each end of the lake, there is a boat launch which assists visitors in getting started.