Devils Lake State Parks (North Dakota)

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Grahams Island State Park
North Dakota State Park
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Ramsey
Nearest city Devils Lake
Elevation 1,496 ft (456 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°02′51″N 99°03′35″W / 48.04750°N 99.05972°W / 48.04750; -99.05972Coordinates: 48°02′51″N 99°03′35″W / 48.04750°N 99.05972°W / 48.04750; -99.05972
Area 1,122 acres (454 ha)
Established 1988
Management North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Location in North Dakota
Website: Grahams Island State Park

Devils Lake State Parks is the name sometimes applied to the units of the North Dakota state parks system located on Devils Lake, south of the city of Devils Lake in Ramsey County. As of 2012, only the larger remaining unit, Grahams Island State Park, was in operation. The smaller Black Tiger Bay Recreation Area was closed due to inaccessibility. At one time there were four units on Devils Lake but rising water caused Narrows State Recreation Area to be closed in 1995 and Shelvers Grove's closure in 2004.[2]

Grahams Island State Park[edit]

The park occupies the eastern end of Grahams Island and provides opportunities for fishing, boating, and picnicking. Overnight accommodations include 144 campsites, both modern and primitive, and four cabins.[3]

Black Tiger Bay Recreation Area[edit]

The recreation area has been closed due to the rising waters of Devils Lake, which have inundated local roads. When open, it offered a boat ramp with a large parking area.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grahams Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. February 13, 1980. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Grahams Island State Park: History". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Grahams Island State Park". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Black Tiger Bay Recreation Area". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 

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