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.
The town of Devils Lake is known for its small-town charm and excellent fishing opportunities. It is a beautiful place to get a vacation rental no matter the time of year, with fall colors forming after a summer of sun, and snow around the lake in winter. The lake is full of walleye, northern pike and white bass, and once you have had tried fishing on Devils Lake, Lake Wisconsin and Lake Delton are nearby too.
If fishing is not your thing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and hitting the golf course are popular activities, as are walking on the many hiking trails. With Devils Lake State Park and Mirror Lake State Park nearby, there are plenty of places to explore. For some family fun, head to Wisconsin Dells water park, or explore the city of Baraboo WI and the Baraboo area.
With so much to do, you are going to want a cozy Devils Lake cabin rental to go home to in the evening. Whether you are looking for a lot of room, a tiny log cabin or a vacation home with a full kitchen and master bedroom, the area has it all. Rustic Ridge cabins are a great place to start your search for the perfect log home that you have been looking for.