About the Area
Devils Lake Region
Devils Lake Region: The Outdoor Lifestyle
The Devils Lake Region covers a a 30-mile radius around Devils Lake, ND, encompassing portions of Benson, Nelson, and Ramsey counties. Devils Lake Region is rich in agriculture and outdoor recreation, with numerous farms, small towns, and bodies of water in the area. Devils Lake itself is the largest natural lake in North Dakota, providing opportunities for fishing, swimming, jet skiing, kayaking, and winter ice hockey.
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Education in Devils Lake Region
Devils Lake Region is home to Lake Region State College, a two-year public college offering courses of study including Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences, Accounting and Business Administration, and Nursing. Students in the Devils Lake Region attend public schools in the Devils Lake, Edmore, and Lakota School Districts.
Devils Lake Region Agriculture
Devils Lake Region is known for its rich and fertile soil, making it a popular area for agriculture. The area's wet climate and the vast water resources of Devils Lake make Devils Lake Region an ideal site for wheat, corn and barley production. Area farms also produce soybeans, oats, and sugar beets, and raise livestock such as milk and beef cows and hogs.
Year-Long Outdoor Recreation
Welcome to the outdoor lifestyle! Residents of Devils Lake Region can enjoy all of the outdoor recreation opportunities that the lake provides. The lake is known for its abundant carp and perch, and is a fisher's dream. Of course, there are also opportunities for swimming, boating, tubing, kayaking, jet skiing, and much more. Graham's Island in the middle of the lake is also a popular destination for camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, and just relaxing on the beach. Residents don't slow down even in the North Dakota winters: Come out to Devils Lake in the winter to enjoy a local game of ice hockey, or try skating, skiing, or ice fishing.
Devils Lake Region Community Events
Towns in Devils Lake Region hosts vibrant events throughout the year. Some top events include:
- Devils Run: The largest car show in North Dakota
- Fishing tournaments all summer
- Fall wine walks and rodeos
- Devils Lake Ice Fishing Tourney
- ShiverFest: A three-day event packed full of exciting events, such as ice skating, vendor shows, bonfires on the ice, curling, gun show, sleigh rides, corn hole, and pond hockey tournaments.