Devils Lake Region

The Devils Lake Region: A True Outdoor Lifestyle

The Devils Lake Region covers 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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Live, Work & Play in the Devils Lake Region


Affordable living isn't hard to come by in Devils Lake. With most of its homes falling in the $100k – $200k range, the Devils Lake region is pretty affordable... and its homes are pretty nice, too. Think: large acreage properties, lakefront cabins, working farms, equestrian homes, and more.


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.


It's all about the outdoor lifestyle in Devils Lake. That means fishing, boating, paddling, swimming, jet skiing, and water skiing... but it also means hiking, biking, beachgoing, and plenty of winter sports, like ice hockey, ice fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, and more.

The Devils Lake Region at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-2, US-281, ND-20
Airport: Devils Lake Regional Airport
Distance to Grand Forks: 90 miles, 1.5 hours
Distance to Fargo: 165 miles, 2.5 hours


Major Communities: Minnewaukan, Devils Lake, Lakewood Park, Fort Totten
Counties: Ramsey, Benson
Median Home Value: ~$90,000

Devils Lake Region Attractions

What You'll Love in the Devils Lake Region

Lakeside living doesn't come without its share of perks... like near-constant outdoor recreation. But there's more than just amazing active outdoor activity here. Take a look at everything Devils Lake has to offer.

Year-Long Outdoor Recreation

Welcome to the outdoor lifestyle. Here at Devils Lake, you can enjoy all the benefits of lakeside living... swimming, boating, tubing, kayaking, jet skiing, and much more. The lake is known for its abundant carp and perch, making it an angler's dream. Graham's Island in the center of the lake is a popular destination for camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, and relaxing on the beach. And the activity certainly doesn't slow down even in those North Dakota winters; Devils Lake is a winter mecca of ice hockey, skating, skiing, and ice fishing.

Community Events

Despite their small sizes, the towns in the Devils Lake region are pretty active throughout the year when it comes to entertainment. There are vibrant celebrations and events throughout the year, like Devils Run, the largest car show in North Dakota, or ShiverFest, a three-day event packed full of ice skating, vendor shows, bonfires on the ice, curling, sleigh rides, corn hole, pond hockey, and more. There are also more regular or recurring events, like summer fishing tournaments, rodeos, or wine walks.

Shopping & Dining

Downtown Devils Lake is just three square blocks, but it's well worth a visit! Its turn-of-the-century architecture is more than charming; there are 20 national register buildings constructed betwen 1885 and 1914. But more than that, Main Street is filled with unique finds—delicious cafes and eateries, unique shops, and more.

Spirited Entertainment

The Devils Lake region is home to Spirit Lake Casino—a little slice of Vegas right on the Lake. There's gambling, five-star dining, high-quality shows, and truly amazing hotel suites and accommodations. There's also an endless buffet and breathtaking views at "the top" at The View.

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