This very fertile prairie lake grows large numbers of Walleye, Northern Pike, White Bass, it has earned the reputation of being the “Perch Capital of the World” and has been ranked as one of the top five fishing lakes in the US. Perch weighing more than two pounds are caught quite frequently. In the fall hundreds of thousands of waterfowl migrate through the area and give both local and visiting hunters outstanding hunting opportunities. Devils Lake derives its name from the Native American name Miniwaukan (”Spirit Water”). Early explorers incorrectly translated the word to mean “Bad Spirit” and bolstered by the many legends of drowned warriors and lake monsters. The name evolved into Devils Lake.
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The lake by the city of the same name in north-central North Dakota, Devils Lake, made news as it spread far and wide from about 40,000 acres in the early 1990’s to an estimated 220,000 acres a few years ago. Homes, farms, roads, and bridges were all submerged as the water rose quickly. Today, the […] [...] READ MORE
The 40th annual Devils Lake Chamber walleye tournament just got bigger! The Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the addition of Ranger Boats to the tournament line up with their Ranger Cup program. Ranger Boats will pay the winner $1,000, if they are Ranger Cup qualified at the tournament held in June. […] [...] READ MORE
There are at least 483 reasons to go to Devils Lake this summer. Some put fishing at the top of the list. But, family reunions, camping, hiking, bird-watching, concerts, shopping, meetings, picnics, rodeos, parades, Scout jamborees, conventions, dancing, fairs, festivals, weddings, and 466 other activities draw people to this north-central North Dakota area. Your reason? […] [...] READ MORE
New events have been added to ShiverFest this year and the weather looks amazing! Check out the link for all details. We have also provided a map for the areas of events as well as parking. We are asking the public to please park along the shoreline and walk out to the events. Updated […] [...] READ MORE