If you are looking for more than a quiet night around the campground, the crew at Proz and Woodlands provide an exciting lineup of bands throughout the summer and the Friday night karaoke provided true entertainment (and not the “OMG I am so embarrassed for them” kind). The comfortably furnished fire pits, Bobber’s on the Water bar and free coffee topped off the experience. Next time, I am hoping for an opening in one of the new lake view, 2- or 3-bedroom suites.
One thing we have always enjoyed while at the lake is boating to other resorts, attractions or restaurants. Devils Lake provides that opportunity. Just across the bay is the newly opened clubhouse at Creel Bay Golf Club. Although we didn’t bring the clubs this trip, the views looked awesome. Spirit Lake Casino has a marina with a full-service C-store, which made a great ice cream stop. Across the East Bay is Ackerman Acres with a marina, campground, new cabins and Ty’s Lodge – a new log-furnished restaurant offering traditional lake fare, drinks and an outdoor patio.
No trip to Devils Lake would be complete without a stop at Grahams Island State Park. This, one of the busiest state parks, is on an island accessible via a newly raised road. The park caters to campers and anglers who frequent this often-full park for the well-maintained campgrounds, access to the big water and many, many fish tales, I am sure!
There are a number of other newly expanded recreation offerings around Devils Lake that we didn’t have time to check out this trip. But this growing area will surely lure us back.