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Supporting Our Park with Minds, Muscle & Money

 
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Mission

Devil’s Lake State Park hosts more than 2,500,000 visitors a year. The non-profit Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park contributes their minds, muscle, and money to ensure the Park remains a vibrant and unspoiled jewel of nature.

The Friends partner with Park staff and volunteers to complete environmental and beautification projects, sponsor educational and recreational visitor activities, and raise funds to support special Park projects and initiatives like the forthcoming Interpretive Center.

 

New Interpretive Center

Do you know about the Friends capital campaign to finance and build a new state-of-the-art interpretive center for Devil’s Lake State Park?

 
 
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The Midwest’s Most Visited State Park

Devil’s Lake State Park serves a tremendous number of visitors each year, generating over $3.5M in revenue. Wisconsin State Parks operates on a shared revenue system, so Devil’s Lake shares its revenues with the rest of the Wisconsin park system.

  • 2.7 million visitors enjoyed Devil’s Lake State Park in 2018

  • $1M total budget

  • 423 campsites

  • 29 miles of hiking trail

  • 35 FT and LTE staff

  • Revenue approx. $3.25 million

  • Staff budget approx. $360,000

The Friends help the Park stretch their dollars and staff hours to protect its natural resources and increase the quality of visitor experiences. Join us!

 
 
 

“The park has much to offer in recreation, education and research, but most significant may be its intangible values.”

— Ken Lange, Park Naturalist (1966 - 1996)

 
 
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