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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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Devils Lake World Record Awaiting Confirmation - Posted 2/16/17
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After one year of careful planning and a commitment to his goal, Blake LaFleur finally caught THE fish he was targeting.  The magic occurred the day before Valentine’s Day. He caught what will likely be the new IGFA line-class world record white bass on Devils Lake. Located in north-central North Dakota, Devils Lake is known […] [...] READ MORE

Weather Updates for ShiverFest 2017 - Posted 2/15/17

Looks like wonderful weather for ShiverFest this year. Because of the warm temperatures we would like to announce a few items: The Pond Hockey Tournament has been cancelled but activities will stay take place. Open to the general public, please register by 11:00 am: Boot Hockey Tournament Bean Bag Toss Tournament Sauce Toss Tournament Curling […] [...] READ MORE

41st Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament Applications are out! - Posted 1/27/17
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Tournament applications are now available for the 41st annual Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament, set for June 23 & 24, 2017. Click here for all of the tournament details! [...] READ MORE

17th Annual ShiverFest Set for February 18 - Posted 1/27/17
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DEVILS LAKE, ND. –  It’s time again to celebrate our annual winter event – ShiverFest! The dates this year will be February 18-19, 2017. Friday kicks off with Lakeside at the Cove rocking with Portland Junction, starting at 9:00 pm. Saturday, Ackerman Acres will offer high flying, large kites from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. […] [...] READ MORE

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