Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is one of nine sites in the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve, a cooperative reserve established in 1964 to highlight areas that preserve geological evidence of glaciation across Wisconsin. Over a hundred thousand years of glacial activity sculpted this area, leaving behind the kettle lakes, moraines, hills, and valleys that now remain.
The Ho-Chunk tribe were among the first to recognize the lake as a sacred place. Voices heard coming from the water during sacred ceremonies inspired its original title, “Da-wa-kah-char-gra”, meaning “Spirit Lake.” The current name “Devil’s Lake” is believed to have been established in the mid-nineteenth century, due to the lake’s depth and stark appearance as well as local superstitions.
This handmade 13.5" x 13.5" x 2.5” artwork showcases the stunning geography of Devil’s Lake State Park in ten colorful topographic layers. The piece is securely housed in a solid-wood cherry frame with optional engraved brass plaque. A portion of each sale goes to the National Parks Service, which funds conservation efforts for state and national parks across the US.
All maps are made-to-order and ship 2-3 weeks after the order is placed.