Devil's Lake State Recreation Area

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About Devil's Lake State Recreation Area

Old stories say that Devils Lake once guarded a serpent or a water spirit. Today, as you bask lakeside at this picturesque state park, you’ll find other things filling the water with story worthy beauty--such as rainbow trout, yellow perch and largemouth bass. This freshwater playground is meant for paddles, swimmers, boaters, fishers and skiers and it offers 678 acres of watery wonderland to explore. Devils Lake State Park is nestled in Lincoln City (considered kite capital of the world!) and the surrounding coastal area is ruggedly verdant, packed with amazing hiking options, beachside adventure and small town enchantment. Come here for the day or for the night and leave with the salt air in your hair and freshwater in your palms.

Campgrounds in Devil's Lake

Devil’s Lake Campground

1. Devil’s Lake Campground

Spend the night near the lapis lushness of Devils Lake, where bald eagles swoop overhead, rainbow trout shimmer beneath the surface of water, the...

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History of Devil's Lake State Recreation Area

Devils Lake State Park was acquired between 1957 and 1961 by a gift from the city of Delake and purchase from private land owners. The name Devil's Lake is thought to stem from an Indian legend concerning a serpent or spirit which inhabited the lake.