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Wisconsin DNR adds 220 acres to Devils Lake State Park

Devil's Lake is Wisconsin's most-visited state park. Devil's Lake is Wisconsin's most-visited state park. |  Photo: Jon Ellis/WDIO-TV, file

The Associated Press
Created: June 24, 2021 02:02 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Devil's Lake State Park, Wisconsin's most-visited park, is soon to be getting larger.

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board on Wednesday unanimously approved purchasing a 220-acre property for $1.64 million to add onto the park.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the parcel is located on the southwestern edge of the park and could be used for hunting and wildlife watching, and could also be developed into hiking and mountain biking trails.

The 9,200-acre Devil's Lake was created in 1911 and is the third-oldest state park. There were 2.1 million visitors to Devil's Lake last year, making it Wisconsin's most popular park.

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