Woodland Resort – Devils Lake, North Dakota

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There’s something for everyone at the Woodland Resort on Devils Lake. While it’s most famous for some of the best fishing in North America, it is also a great spot for hunting, wildlife observing, and a fun, relaxing time for everyone in your family. The resort has everything you will need throughout your stay to keep you busy and comfortable in a town that was named by Sports Afield Magazine as one of the top fifty hunting and fishing towns in the United States.

As North Dakota’s largest lake, Devils Lake was referred to in the pioneer days as the inner ocean. Despite being in an area known for its great prairie, the lake has 375 miles of shoreline and a very dense forest of hardwood trees. The lake is well-known among fishing enthusiasts for pike, perch, and white bass, but it’s the walleye that makes it most well-known, being named by Field and Stream Magazine as one of the top ten walleye fishing lakes in the United States.

In 2006 the lake hosted the FLW National Walleye Tournament, PWT Walleye Tournament, MWC – Cabela’s Walleye Tournament, and the Laurence National Championship Walleye Tournament.

Devils Lake has produced state record sized perch, white bass, and striped bass. Summer fishing packages are available at the Woodland Resort with your choice of lodging, a 16 foot fishing boat with motor, fuel, and a fish finder. Staying in the motel will cost you $65 daily, a deluxe lodge unit $75, and a cabin, $85. All prices are per person.

Ice fishing packages cost the same and include transportation to and from the pre-heated fish houses. A guided summer fishing package is available as well. The price is either $475 or $650, depending on whether you are staying two nights or three.

Devils Lake becomes a sportsman’s paradise, as it’s not just known for its fishing, but also its waterfowl hunting. It’s a terrific spot for Snow and Blue Geese, ducks, sandhill crane, and tundra swans. Waterfowl hunting at the Woodland Resort is done through the Northern Flight guide service. Each guide is licensed and insured, and is also a member of the North Dakota Professional Guides and Outfitters Association. Packages range from $250 to $325 per person. All include guide, lunch, and transportation, and the higher end package also includes lodging, supper, and cleaning of your game birds.

Lodging at the Woodland Resort ranges from cabins to lodge units to a motel. Cabins with bathrooms and fully stocked kitchens have from one to three bedrooms and cost from $650 to $1549 weekly or $95 to $225 nightly. Deluxe lodge units with three or four bedrooms, include a bathroom and limited kitchen facilities, and run $475 weekly and $70 nightly. Each motel unit has a bathroom and can have either one or two bedrooms, and run $50 nightly.

50 x 70 wooded overnight camping sites with electricity are available for both RV campers and tent campers for $150 weekly and $25 nightly. Seasonal campsites are available as well, and include water, sewer, and electric for a seasonal cost of $13,000 plus power. Included onsite are a heated shower house, playground, dump station, fill station, and laundromat.

Three different sizes of boats are available for rent – a 16 foot Lund, 17-1/2 foot Lund Outfitter, and a 20 foot pontoon, with prices at $40 through $125 for half a day, $60 through $200 for a full day, and $250 through $750 weekly.

Woodland Resort
1012 Woodland Drive
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Phone (701) 662-5996
Fax (701) 662-7280
Email woodlandresort@stellarnet.com