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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 Shore Fishing Action about to Kick into Gear - Posted 4/24/18

After one of the longest Devils Lake ice fishing seasons ever, anglers are preparing for the next big season on this popular North Dakota lake.  Fishing seasons are open year-round.  That means once the ice gear is stored, the period before Devils Lake is ice-free is dedicated to catching fish from shore. There are almost […] [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake Chamber Tournament Has Become Much More than Catching Walleyes by the Dozen - Posted 2/09/18

Devils Lake, ND – In Devils Lake, North Dakota, it seems most parties revolve around fishing.  The Chamber of Commerce Walleye tournament has four decades of “parties” behind it, and each year, now number 42, seems to become bigger and better.  Chamber members treat anglers as friends and neighbors.  That’s why the fishing guys and […] [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake Hot Ice Fishing is Happening Right Now! - Posted 2/08/18

“It’s a great year so far,” said Perch Patrol founder Zippy Dahl about the Devils Lake fishing.  In early January with three swings from 30 degrees below zero to 30 above, the perch slowed slightly, but action picked up within a day.  “Perch are really going good now,” he said. All his guides are busy.  […] [...] READ MORE

ShiverFest 2018 - Posted 2/08/18

ShiverFest kicks off February 10th with the ND Corn Hole and ND Pond Hockey Tournaments. More events take place during the week, and then the weekend of February 17th has even more activities! An outdoor celebration with a youth ice fishing tournament, live music, sleigh rides, vendor shows, 5K run, sledding, cross country skiing, fireworks […] [...] READ MORE


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