Resting on the state's largest natural body of water, the city of Devils Lake boasts of rich culture and colorful folklore and legends. Filled with museums, parks, historic sites and welcoming locals this city proves both a great place to vacation and a wonderful area to live.
This beautiful city derives it's name not from the Lake surrounding the area; both were named by Native Americans who called the area Miniwaukan. It was explorers who helped transform this name to its current with an incorrect translation. They thought the word meant "Bad Spirit," this spurned the many unique legends of drowned warriors and lake monsters. The name evolved into Devils Lake, which is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota.
Points of Interest
Sullys Hill: A 4 mile auto trail and 1 mile self-guided nature trail allows visitors to the wildelife refuge a peek at the dense foilage and streams. Animals such as Elk, White-tailed deer, foxes, bald and golden eagles, and many species of birds. With a visitors center, overlooks and programs, Sully Hill proves the perfect spot for the whole family.
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- Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
- Fort Totten State Historic Site
- Roosevelt Park
- Devil's Lake
- Heritage House
- Lake Region Birding Trail
- Sully's Hill National Game Preserve