Directions to Devil’s Lake State Park,
Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo Foray Leaders Sue and Jim Selle
What to bring: mushroom basket, hiking shoes, jacket in case it’s cool, and lunch
Come join us at our fall foray at Devil’s Lake SP. Meet us in the south entrance parking lot. When you pull in, you’ll see the visitor’s center and concessions straight ahead. Stay to the right and meet in the far right corner (10 am) nearest to the effigy mound. We will us the picnic tables there for display and lunch after our foray. Plan to bring your lunch!
Habitat is mixed hardwoods (elm species, linden, oak species) and conifers, some of which are massive old white pines. With the old timber, and diversity of trees, expect a wide array of fall mushrooms including edibles. It is legal to collect mushrooms for personal use in Devil’s Lake SP; it is not legal to collect anything else (no plants, rocks, animals etc.) I mention this as the park is very popular and touristy…some may ask you what you are doing. I repeat: it IS legal to collect mushrooms in the park. Also note: you will need a Wisconsin state park sticker (or pay a small day use fee) to enter the park at the south entrance.
This event promises to be a great time for all ---see you there!
DIRECTIONS (from the Devil’s Lake SP website):
Coming fro the South: From Interstate 90-94 take exit 106 to Highway 33. Take a right at the stop sign and go to Baraboo. (13 miles) When you get to Baraboo take a left at the 2nd stop light. (This is Business Hwy 12) Then go through town and watch for a sign to the park. You will turn left on Highway 123 and follow it straight out to the park.
Alternate and somewhat simpler directions: get to Hwy 60 fro I-90/94 and go through Prairie du Sac go north on Highway 12 to just south of the park and take south entrance to the park. Or from Highway 60 go to Lodi take 113 northeast to the Merrimac Ferry follow 113 to South Lake Drive follow to the south entrance to the park.
For questions, contact Jim and Susan Selle: (262) 677-0495.