Lakes in North Dakota


North Dakota has many lakes of interest to anglers and other water sport aficionados. At 368,000 acres, the largest manmade lake in North Dakota (and the third largest artificial lake in the U.S.) is Sakakawea. Fishing walleye, northern pike, salmon, crappie, small-mouth bass and yellow perch is popular there. At 193,000 acres, Devils Lake, which has been growing in size and in fish population since the early 1990s, is the largest natural body of water in the state. Renowned for ice fishing, it's also a successful yellow perch fishery and contains healthy communities of white bass, walleye, northern pike and crappie as well. Fishing access is easy, and several resorts and lodges are nearby.

The 2,492-acre Jamestown Reservoir is another well-stocked lake that provides anglers easy access to crappie, pike and walleye thanks to its seven boat launches. Other popular North Dakota fishing lakes include Oahe, south of Bismark and Metigoshe, which is on the US-Canada border.


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Devils Lake

Devils Lake is a large lake located in Ramsey county. Fishing is the most popular activity at this lake. This lake is also home to a large number of trails. Other activities at the lake are wildlife viewing, and hunting.

Lake Sakakawea

Lake Sakakawea offers lots of activities to the visitors. The facilities at this lake include a full service marina offering boat rentals, camping sites and fishing guides. This lake has lots of fishing events during the summer.

 

Popular North Dakota lakes

Alkali Lake
Antelope Lakes
Arrowwood Lake
BowmanHaley Lake
Cranberry Lake
Depuy Dam Lake
Devils Lake
Girard Lake
Grass Lake
Horsehead Lake
Horseshoe Lake
Hurricane Lake
Island Lake
Krueger Lake
Kunkel Lake
Lake Audubon
Lake Darling
Lake Sakakawea
Lake Tschida
Wilde Lake

 

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