The Crew from Woodland Resort welcomes you to Devils Lake, a true natural wonder. If you are a fisherman, hunter, explorer, or casual tourist, our area and resort can accommodate your interests.

Located on the shores of Creel Bay, Woodland Resort has all the amenities needed for your all-season activities. Whether it’s our modern lodging, excellent food at our restaurant, handy convenience store and fully stocked bait shop, indoor heated four season fish cleaning station, wintertime fish house rentals, legendary guided fishing packages, or just some good advice on where the fish are biting, you will find all the services you need from our friendly, helpful staff.

Devils Lake is North Dakota’s largest natural lake. In the pioneer days, settlers referred to it as the inner ocean. No wonder.  The 200,000 acre lake, with over 600 miles of shore line and one of the densest hardwood forests in the state, is an absolute anomaly on the prairie landscape.

Devils Lake is known nationwide for abundant populations of walleye, pike, perch and white bass. Field & Steam Magazine picked Devils Lake as one of the Top 10 Walleye Lakes in the U.S.

The lake hosted the FLW National Walleye Tournaments for many years, the Lowrance National Championship Walleye Tournament in 2009 and 2010, and the Cabela’s Walleye Trail National Championship in 2015/  Devils Lake was picked as one of the top 50 hunting and fishing towns in the U.S. by Sports Afield Magazine. Many national magazines have highlighted our fishing.

Devils Lake holds the state record perch at 2lbs. 15oz. (1982), the state record white bass at 4lbs. 51/4oz. (1986), and state record striped bass at 20lbs. 12oz. (1993). Our lake record walleye is 13.97 Lb.(November 2012), we are now seeing northern pike from 15-20 lbs. regularly.

It’s nice to read about our fishery, but you have to experience it yourself to truly understand what a unique lake it is. Remember, North Dakota has only 750,000 people in the entire state, if you want uncrowded, quality fishing, then Devils Lake is the place you want to be!

Recent high-runoff years have brought Devils Lake to an all-time high lake level. With the added water, thousands of acres have been flooded providing our fishery with prime habitat to reproduce in record numbers. Devils Lake is a premier North American fishery.

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