This post is sponsored by a Devils Lake Tourism . All opinions are my own.
Family Fun in North Dakota at Devils Lake
Growing up I heard many stories of my grandmother’s family in North Dakota and what it was like being raised on the farm. It wasn’t until I was pregnant with my second child that we made the trip up north to visit our extended family in North Dakota.
During our visit, I discovered a few little treasures that encouraged me to explore more of this great state. North Dakota is not only full of history, but it also has some great places that the whole family will enjoy.
Have You Ever Heard of Devils Lake, North Dakota?
In searching for placing to take the family I did some research on Devils Lake. I found that it might be a fun place for our adventurous family to visit. We love spending time outdoors! So planning a trip to the largest natural body of water in North Dakota is certainly on our list.
My dad spends half the year in North Dakota for work and he’s always bringing home walleye fish for us to enjoy. Devils Lake is home to a large number of walleye, northern pike and white bass and in fact, it is known as the “Perch Capital of the World“. My oldest daughter loves to fish and we’re always looking for places that would be good for an outdoor getaway!
Grahams Island State Park
Try camping at Grahams Island State Park. This park is a heavily wooded and surrounded by miles of lakeshore making it an incredible place to tent camp or rent a cabin. Spend your days hiking, fishing or swimming as you soak in the natural beauty of this hidden gem.
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
If your family is into animal adventures you’ll want to plan a visit to Sullys Hill National Game Preserve. The wildlife drive and hiking trails will help your family see the unique wildlife that roam this area. The auto tour will take you through 4-miles that wind through forest, open prairie and savanna habitats.
Fort Totten Historic Site
If you enjoy throwing in some educational stops during your travels then you should plan a stop to see the Fort Totten Historic Site. Fort Totten was once a military post built in 1867. Later, it became a boarding school for Indian children. They kept the buildings which are now being used to house museum exhibits.
There are so many reasons why families should travel and explore places that they may have never heard about before. Some of our greatest travel memories have been the ones when we explored places we knew nothing about…that’s when the real adventures start!
Explore the world….make the memories!