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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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Spirit Lake Riders MC 10th Annual Bike Show Date: 3/7/15 Time: 10:00AM
Spirit Lake Riders MC 10th Annual Bike Show Date: 3/8/15 Time: 10:00AM
2015 Decal to Support FREE Devils Lake Access & Cleaning Stations - Posted 2/06/15

The 2015 decals to support FREE Devils Lake Access & Cleaning Stations are now available to purchase online. An individual decal that fits on a vehicle’s window is $10. A corporate decal that fits on the window of a place of business is $50. All the funds go to support the maintenance of the fish […] [...] READ MORE

It’s Time to Talk Tournaments – Devils Lake Style - Posted 2/02/15

Devils Lake – The 39th annual Devils Lake Chamber walleye tournament, with over $58,000 in prizes, is slated for June 26-28. The North Dakota event attracts 2-person teams from across the Midwest, all vying for the $5,000 guaranteed first place cash prize. The early-bird deadline is March 31, and of all teams entered then, five […] [...] READ MORE

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


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