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Welcome to Devils Lake North Dakota Tourism!

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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Senior Swimming Date: 2/2/15 Time: 10:00AM
Senior Swimming Date: 2/3/15 Time: 10:00AM
ShiverFest 2015 - Posted 1/20/15

ShiverFest is a hodge-podge of events that happens every 3rd weekend in February (this year February 20-22, 2015). It has grown over the years, and in 2010 Devils Lake hosted the 10th annual event. Some events stay from year to year, and other events come and go. Read more about the weekend here. [...] READ MORE

The 2015 Junior National Curling Tournament is About to Hit Devils Lake! - Posted 1/15/15
Junior National Curling

Saturday, January 17 – Saturday, January 24th. The 2015 Junior National Curling Championship is about to hit Devils Lake! This competition will determine Team USA that will head to Estonia. There are plenty of ways you can take part in the competition, and other ways to show your support . It’s not everyday a National […] [...] READ MORE

Pro Ice Anglers Love Fishing Devils Lake - Posted 12/31/14

Thousands of out-of-state fishermen flock to Devils Lake to chase fish under the ice. Many professional anglers also return year after year, and they explained why with so much ice available, they prefer this special North Dakota lake. When Dave Genz speaks ice fishing, people listen. In fact, the entire ice fishing fraternity of anglers, […] [...] READ MORE

County Road 1 Access is Now Open!! - Posted 12/29/14

The lake access point at the end of County Road 1 by the Creel Bay Golf Course is now open. The gate was opened as of December 25th. Make sure to use extreme caution when venturing out on the ice this season. [...] READ MORE


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