Devils Lake Yearly Events Visitor Info Maps and resources
Devils Lake E-News Signup

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.

__________________________________________

Planning an event? Download our Event Communication Checklist to help plan a successful event.

 

__________________________________________

HIGHEST RATED ATTRACTIONS

promo-4
Check it out Graham’s Island
creelbaygolfcourse
Check it out Creel Bay Golf Course
promo-1
Check it out Spirit Lake Casino & Resort
image description FEB 2019 image description CALENDAR
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 1 2 3
Devils Lake Walleye Tournament Number 43 set for June 21-23 - Posted 2/21/19
ChamberFishing

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – February 21, 2019 – Anglers are already making plans for the 43rd Annual Devils Lake Walleye Tournament. This North Dakota community knows how to throw a fishing party.  Dates are June 21-23, 2019.  Many teams return to what they call a “homecoming.”  Some have fished almost since the beginning. What was […] [...] READ MORE

Winter Plowing Map - Posted 2/20/19

February 20, 2019 – This is a rough draft of where the plow made access points on Devils Lake. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE and DO NOT fish on the trail system. The trail is provided to help gain access onto the lake. Please park as far to the side as possible (or off the trail if […] [...] READ MORE

ShiverFest 2019 UPDATE on Events - Posted 2/14/19
ShiverFest2019logo

We’ve made a couple of changes to the line up for ShiverFest this year. All the details for the weekend you can find right here! Friday All Day…. Frosty Quilt Show…. Downtown Devils Lake Saturday All Day… Mite Jamboree Hockey Tournament… Burdick Arena & Bill Jerome Arena All Day… Frosty Quilt Show…. Downtown Devils Lake […] [...] READ MORE

Devils Lake vs Lake of the Woods – the First Annual Walleye War - Posted 12/11/18
WalleyeWars2018_Flyer_WIcon

Two of the most popular ice fishing destinations in North America – Devils Lake, North Dakota, and Lake of the Woods on Minnesota’s northern border – are about to go head-to-head.  The contest slated for Jan. 3, 2019, will be carried live on Facebook. Each area’s tourism spokesmen will be competing on their respective ice, […] [...] READ MORE

NORTH DAKOTA TOURISM

North Dakota Logo

To find out more information on North Dakota or to contact the ND Tourism department, please call 1-800-435-5663 or click on the logo above to enter their website.