Devils Lake is home to the largest lake in North Dakota, with hundreds of miles of shoreline, it's ranked as one of the best places to fish in the country. While Perch is the most commonly caught fish, Devils Lake is also a great place to spot waterfowl and other passing wildlife.
Fishing is the biggest draw to the area, with all levels welcome to participate, either solo or with a local guide. It's even possible to fish in all seasons, with ice fishing common in the winter months.
Back on dry land, hiking and walking trails are abundant in Devils Lake. A great route is to start downtown at Devils Lake, where there are 14 beautiful historic buildings (listed with the national register) and turn-of-the-century architecture including a church. Lake Region Heritage Center is a good place to start your historic walking tour after getting some background on the area. Out in the parkland, walkers can hike up Sullys Hill for a stunning overlook with panoramic views of the lake.
Elsewhere, the wetlands, prairies and woodland of the area are perfect for bird lovers, complete with a birding trail to spot the pretty creatures. For more animals and incredible scenery, check out Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge and find out how to help conservation efforts.
After a long day of exploring, practice your swing with some golf, Devils Lake has an 18-hole course set against the shimmering backdrop of the lake.
Fall is prime walleye-catching time according but summer is when the fishing tournaments take place. Spring hosts the largest car show in North Dakota, while winter is perfect for ice fishing and chilly adventures.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Devils Lake. The warmest months in Devils Lake are April and June, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -29 ˚F. The wettest month in Devils Lake is June with 2.49 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 0.01 inches of rain.