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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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Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament Celebrates 40th Season June 24-25 - Posted 5/22/16

The 40th annual Devils Lake Chamber walleye tournament June 24-25, has over $60,000 in prizes up for grabs.  The North Dakota 2-person team event is a first-class affair for anglers with a $5,000 guaranteed first place cash prize and more than 10 times that in other special cash and merchandise awards.  Space for this popular […] [...] READ MORE

2016 Summer Outdoor Movie Series Set - Posted 5/17/16

Devils Lake, ND – The Devils Lake Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (Devils Lake CVB) has announced their 2016 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. […] [...] READ MORE

What Goes Up, Must Come Down - Posted 4/15/16

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 Devils Lake Chamber Announces a New Sponsor - Posted 3/30/16

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


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