Devils Lake is a small city in Ramsey County, in the northeastern area of North Dakota. It has a population of about 7,141 people in 2010 census. Its elevation is 1,475 feet and its amp coordinates are latitude 48.11 N & longitude 98.86 W.
Devils Lake is also the name of North Dakota's largest natural lake, with 120,00 acres of surface area and 375 miles of shoreline. As such, it is the focus of numerous recreational and tourist activities, including boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, photography, etc. The lake is also a natural habitat for various species of waterfowl, which makes it a popular spot for nature lovers, photographers, hunters and birders. Hiking, biking, camping are also popular activities. Scenic drives abound.
Devils Lake offers year round activities for the tourist. In the winter, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing are but a few of the options. Many resorts and lodges surround the lake.
By train:  Devils Lake is served by Amtrak's "Empire Builder" passenger train which stops daily once per day in each direction en route between Chicago and Seattle/Portland via Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dells, La Crosse, Winona, St. Paul/Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Fargo-Moorhead, Grand Forks, Minot, Williston, Wolf Point, Havre, Cut Bank, Glacier National Park, Whitefish, Sandpoint, Spokane, Wenatchee, Everett, Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, and Vancouver, WA. The Devils Lake station is not staffed with a ticket agent, but one is available about 60 miles to the west at Rugby (Monday-Friday only) and daily about 85 miles to the east in Grand Forks.
Devils Lake State Parks, Tel: (701) 766-4015. Fax: (701) 766-4311. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, , three state parks and recreation areas on Devils Lake. Recreational activities include fishing, boating and nature watching. Camping is available at Grahams Island.
Grahams Island State Park: 10 miles west of Devils Lake on Highway 19, then six miles south.
Shelvers Grove State Recreation Area: 3 miles east of Devils Lake on Highway 2 but this park has been closed indefinitely due to flooding from the lake.
Black Tiger Bay State Recreation Area: 7 miles east of Devils Lake, five miles south, then three miles west.
Lake Region Heritage Center, Old Post Office Museum, 502 Fourth St., Tel: (701) 662-3701. Email: email@example.com Local history exhibits, two art galleries. Open year round Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission fee $3, seniors $2.
Lake Region Heritage House Museum, 416 Sixth St., Tel: (701) 662-3701 or (701) 662-7080, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Large 1910-era home with artifacts from Lake Region area families. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, W-Su, 1PM to 4PM. Admission fee $3, seniors $2.
North Dakota Maritime Museum, corner of Fifth Street and Fourth Avenue, Tel: (701) 662-7031, Fax: (701) 662-7049, Email: email@example.com. Memorabilia and artifacts of military service. By appointment.
Sully's Hill National Game Preserve Drive through game preserve with Buffalo, Elk, Deer and Prairie Dogs. Interpretive Center open until afternoon. $2 per car, $12 annual pass. Visitor are asked to stay in the vehicle once the gates are crossed. Automated gates provide daytime access to the park. Park closes at sunset. It also tends to close when thunderstorms or snow is forecast within 48 hours -- their hours are very, conservative in this regard. Located on Highway 57 (via Highway 20) about 11 miles south of Devils Lake towards Fort Totten. (701) 766-4272.
Fort Totten State Historic Site
SAAGA International Speedway, 4374 98th Street NE, Crary, Tel: (701) 398-3383, .
Devils Run Car Show, Tel: (701) 662-7222, Toll-Free: (800) 233-8048, Fax: (701) 662-2147, . Free to public. Classic cars, muscle cars, sport compact, motorcycles, trucks, music and events. About 1,000 entries every year and the WHOLE town gets behind it. Also see  for DVD sales and more images.
Spirit Lake Casino & Resort, 7 miles south of Devils Lake on Highway 57, Tel: (701) 766-4888, Fax: (701) 766-1507, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, . Poker, 600-plus slots, bingo, live entertainment, 124 rooms, 4-pools, buffet, full-service marina, RV camping. Open daily, 24 hours.
Fishing for walleye, pike, perch and white bass in Devils Lake. Annual Devils Lake Fishing Tournament in late June. Tel: (701) 662-4903, Toll-Free: (800) 233-8048, Fax: (701) 662-2147. There is also a fishing tournament in June at the Spirit Lake Casino (see above).
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