The culture of the area surrounding Devils Lake is mainly formed from the Ho-Chunk Native Americans. The Ho-Chunk or Winnebago's were a dominant tribe in the era. They lived mainly in Wisconsin and Nebraska. The Ho-Chunk people used "Spirit Lake" as an area to hunt, fish, and do celebrations. This "Spirit Lake" is actually Devils Lake. Devils lake was a misinterpretation of "Spirit Lake". The Ho-Chunk called Devils Lake, "Spirit Lake" because supposedly in many of the celebrations spirits of the ancestors were said to have been heard.
A Ho-Chunk Native American.
A great Crappie caught by an Angler
In the clear water lake you can fish for multiple species of pan fish from the bank or boat. You can catch Large and Small mouth bass, Northern Pike. Or you can try your luck at catching one of the elusive but fun Walleye, or maybe a Trout.
Hiking AND rock climbing
At Devils Lake you can hike on the 23 miles of trails cut in the 1900's and look at the beautiful views of the lake on safe solid ground. But for the more adventures type, you can climb rock faces and cliffs that overlook the amazing lake. You can stop at "Devils Doorway", a rock structure that is in the shape of, you guessed it a doorway.