Introduction to Devils Lake, North Dakota
Devils Lake History
Devils Lake was originally inhabited by Native Americans. European fur traders first settled in the area in 1815. Captain Duncan Graham, one of the early settlers in the area, built a trading post here after the war of 1812. It is the county seat of Ramsey County, which was organized on January 25, 1883. Devils Lake was incorporated in February of 1884.
Devils Lake and nearby Attractions
- Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
- Heritage House
- Fort Totten State Historic Site
- Kelly's Slough National Wildlife Refuge
- Devils Lake State Park
- ND Maritime Museum
Things To Do In Devils Lake
Devils Lake is home to Sully's Hill National Game Preserve, which offers scenic trails. The preserve also has white tailed deer, warblers and wood ducks. The local parks include Ruger Park, Odd Fellows Park, Roosevelt Park and Lakewood Park. The Maritime Museum is also a popular local tourist destination. Local festivals include the Ramsey County Fair, Shiverfest and Roughrider Rodeo Finals.
Devils Lake Transportation
Grand Forks International is the nearest major airport.
Devils Lake Higher Education
Lake Region State College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the University of North Dakota, Bismarck State College and the University of Mary.