Devil’s Lake State Park, established in 1911, is one of Wisconsin’s oldest state parks and was one of the first four areas landscape architect John Nolen recommended be set aside when he began planning the state park system in 1909.

Prehistoric Indians once inhabited the park and constructed a number of effigy mounds in the shape of birds and animals. In more recent times, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians had a summer fishing village along the north shore of Devil’s Lake and a winter camp on the southeast shore.
Devil’s Lake State Park’s bluffs are part of the Baraboo Range, which scientists believe were formed 1.6 billion years ago, making them one of the most ancient rock outcrops in North America.

Canon 20D with a 17-85 mm lens
f) 5.6
1 Raw file split into 3 and processed through Photomatix Pro 3 and PS.


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  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Ernie!! – gorgeous views!!

  • Thank you very much my friend!

    – ECH52

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture.. I remember being there with my father when I was young. We went to Rhinelander, Wis every year…

  • Thank you very much Bootiewootsy!

    – ECH52

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Looks like a beautiful place Ernie really nice capture

  • Thank you very much Steven, it is beautiful, it is one of my favorite parks in the state!

    – ECH52

  • andy551
    andy551over 4 years ago

    lovely scene ,great capture

  • Thank you very much Andy!

    – ECH52

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 4 years ago

    what a beautiful place! lovely shot

  • Thank you very much, I appreciate it very much!

    – ECH52

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Ernie mate…Just love the colours..

  • Thanks my friend!

    – ECH52

  • frogster
    frogsterabout 4 years ago

    Great scene Ernie

  • Thank you my frogster!

    – ECH52

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful view and capture!

  • Thank you very much my friend!

    – ECH52

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