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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 NDRA Rodeo Shootout Date: Thu, Jan 01st 1970 Time: 12:00 am
Devils Lake NDRA Rodeo Shootout Date: Thu, Jan 01st 1970 Time: 12:00 am
It Just Gets Better – Top Guides Describe Devils Lake: ‘Phenomenal, Incredible, Top-Notch, Crown Jewel’ - Posted 9/12/17
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Devils Lake, ND – Devils Lake fishing gets better and better each season.  According to North Dakota fisheries manager Todd Caspers, “Not only does this lake demonstrate a stable situation, but it has a good, consistent mix of all sizes of walleyes, not just one dominating year-class.”  Guides agree, calling Devils Lake fishing, “Phenomenal, incredible, […] [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake Shoreline Fishing Opportunities Expanding; 3 New Fishing Piers Ready to Accommodate All Anglers - Posted 6/29/17
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Devils Lake, ND – Devils Lake is a favorite fishing destination.  Anglers head to this North Dakota town and lake of the same name because of the walleyes, northern pike, white bass and perch.  The lake offers more miles of easily accessible shoreline fishing than any other North American lake. Now, the shoreline fishing just […] [...] READ MORE

FINAL RESULTS from the 41st Annual Chamber Walleye Tournament - Posted 6/25/17
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Click here to view the final results from this year’s tournament. [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake Makes the List for “The 25 Best Lake Towns in America” - Posted 6/14/17
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Would you look at that, Devils Lake North Dakota made the list of the top 25 Best Small Lake Towns in America. We are very excited that we were considered for this amazing list that Country Living has published and hope you can come take in all that Devils Lake has to offer as a […] [...] READ MORE

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