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Devils Lake is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota. Covering more than 200,000 acres it has hundreds of miles of shoreline.

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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Wine and Design Date: 4/25/15 Time: 03:00PM
Devils Lake Community Orchestra Voices of Spring Date: 4/26/15 Time: 02:00PM
2015 Summer Outdoor Movie Series Set - Posted 4/17/15

Devils Lake, ND – The Devils Lake Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (Devils Lake CVB) has announced their summer outdoor movie schedule. The movies will take place as night falls in Roosevelt Park. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, and whatever else they need to be comfortable watching the movie. A […] [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake Trophy Pike: Pursuit a Family Affair - Posted 4/16/15

The quest for giant northern pike has drawn anglers to the far reaches of the globe. One of those secret spots has been discovered and those in the know expect to see a legit 50-inch pike there this season. The family that discovered the mother lode of monster pike, Boyd LaFleur and sons Blake and […] [...] READ MORE

Fishing Experts Offer Early Season Advice - Posted 3/24/15

A relatively mild winter with almost no snow is a rarity in North Dakota. But, that’s what occurred in the Devils Lake area this past winter. In a sense, it’s good news because according to the manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resources Board Jeff Frith, “We’re not even expecting any significant run-off […] [...] READ MORE

County Road 1 Access Point Closed for the Season - Posted 3/17/15

The lake access point at County Road 1 has been closed for the season. Please check the other access points at your own risk before trying to enter on the ice as conditions can change very quickly. [...] READ MORE


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