Wisconsin’s Devil’s Lake State Park is on pace to set record attendance totals this year.
The Baraboo News Republic reported that visitation to Wisconsin’s most popular state park has increased by nearly 50% since 2010, going from 1.7 million annual visitors at the time to 2.6 million in 2016, according to estimates from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Steve Schmelzer, the park’s superintendent, said he expects the ascent to continue in 2017.
“We’re right in the neighborhood of 2.8 million (visitors) right now,” Schmelzer said. “Last year through October it was 2.6 million visitors, so we’re a couple hundred thousand visitors up.”