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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 14th Annual Memorial Rally & Rodeo Date: Thu, Jan 01st 1970 Time: 12:00 am
Story Time at the Library! Date: Thu, Jan 01st 1970 Time: 12:00 am
Devils Lake Chamber Tournament Combines All Things Great about Fishing – Fun, Friendship, Homecoming, Vacation, Reunion & Fish - Posted 5/18/17
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Devils Lake, ND – From the mid-1970’s to today, the Devils Lake, North Dakota community knows how to throw a party.  They call it the Chamber Walleye tournament, now in its 41st season.  The Chamber members join forces to treat anglers the best they may be treated at any tournament of any size in the […] [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake Motels Cater to Sportsmen: Fish Cleaning Stations are a Standard Amenity - Posted 5/11/17
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Devils Lake, ND – It’s possible the community of Devils Lake, nestled in north-central North Dakota, has more fish-cleaning stations per capita than any other resort region. Four motels with fish-cleaning stations attract sportsmen and keep them coming back.  “They love it,” Rick Smith, manager of Sleep Inn said, “It gets a ton of use.”  […] [...] READ MORE

Water Levels Rising; Fishing Outlook Promising! - Posted 3/17/17
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Devils Lake, ND – Mother Nature and Devils Lake have a bumpy marriage.  More than a century ago, paddle wheelers were operating on these North Dakota waters.  Then, the lake shrunk to about 40,000 acres by the early 1990’s.  Since then, Devils Lake quadrupled in size.  This spring, Mother Nature will add even more water, […] [...] READ MORE

Blue42 – Social Media & You! Seminar - Posted 3/13/17
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Jeff “Boomer” Stelmach & Jordan Blommer Since 2014, Blue42 has grown the Visit Devils Lake Facebook page from 4,391 fans to over 33,000 fans today and has us reaching a daily engagement of over 9,200 people. In the year 2016, we reached over 3.3 million impressions on Facebook alone! The Devils Lake Area Chamber of […] [...] READ MORE

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