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Mar 14, 2016
Hey peeps,

I'm trying to head to Devil's Lake memorial day weekend for some climbing! Unfortunately i won't have a car available so I'm planning to stay at the local city, Baraboo. Does anyone know if there is a bus or some sort of public transportation that takes people from the city to the lake?
If not I think it's only like 4 miles so worst case scenario I'll make the hike each day.

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you
Jairo Villa
From Chicago, Illinois
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Where in Baraboo are you staying? James M Schroeder
From Sauk County, WI
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Mar 15, 2016
James M Schroeder wrote:
Where in Baraboo are you staying?


Hey James!

I'm not sure where Im staying yet. Originally I was hoping to camp at the lake but it's all taken up. So now im just looking for different options. Ideally I'm going to find a cheap hotel close to the bus or public transportation that will get me to the lake.

Or maybe I'll just rent a car and sleep in it for the week!
Jairo Villa
From Chicago, Illinois
Joined Mar 7, 2016
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If I was you I would keep trying to reserve a site several times a day. People always cancel their reservations, and if you check availability often enough you shouldn't have a problem getting one. matt poker
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Mar 16, 2016
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Jairo,

Matt's got a point.

You could also check with Wheeler's Campground which is just outside the park.

I don't think there is a bus from Baraboo to the park either.

WHatever you end up doing, stay in touch, I'll be around that weekend, but I've got plans for Sunday and Monday.

Cheers,
James
James M Schroeder
From Sauk County, WI
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Wheeler's is the spot! I had heard a few stories on review sites that made me avoid it until recently but upon James giving them props last summer, I checked it out and it's by far the nicest campground I have stayed up there. Was hoping to stay last week when we were there but they don't open til April 15. The owners are great, the bathrooms are clean and it's quiet! Seth Jones
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Mar 16, 2016
powhound84 wrote:
Wheeler's is the spot! I had heard a few stories on review sites that made me avoid it until recently but upon James giving them props last summer, I checked it out and it's by far the nicest campground I have stayed up there. Was hoping to stay last week when we were there but they don't open til April 15. The owners are great, the bathrooms are clean and it's quiet!



Ah you know I looked at Wheeler's Campground and also looked at Nordic Pine. They both had great reviews but Nordic was about a mile closer to the lake so I went with Nordic since I'll be hiking to the lake with my crash pad each day!


Thank you all for the advice. I cant wait for this trip!
Jairo Villa
From Chicago, Illinois
Joined Mar 7, 2016
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Mar 16, 2016
James M Schroeder wrote:
WHatever you end up doing, stay in touch, I'll be around that weekend, but I've got plans for Sunday and Monday. Cheers, James


I will definitely keep in touch! Theres a high chance it'll be just my shoes, my crash pad and myself on this trip so it'll be nice to climb with others. Looking forward to it
Jairo Villa
From Chicago, Illinois
Joined Mar 7, 2016
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