North Dakota Lake was named the best lake in the entire state

There is nothing more beautiful than life by the lake.

People build castles there, spend their summer weekends there, and buy expensive boats to fish and play on.

I am the first member of my family to own a lake house, and this has been my constant dream since I was a young boy.

My family rented a cabin every summer on Big Wolf Lake near Bemidji, Minnesota. I have many fond memories of this lake, from learning to water ski to fishing for sunfish and crappie from the dock to beach days and campfires.

Being a very impressionable boy, I knew I wanted to live this life one day for more than a week each summer, and I set a goal to one day own a cabin.

In my early adult years, this seemed unattainable, but I wanted to make sure my son had memories of the lake, and shortly after his birth, we were finally able to make this happen.

The website Cheapism just published an article on “The Best Lake in Every State.”

They didn't actually give an explanation for how they “crowned” the best lake for each state, but it would be hard to argue with their choice for North Dakota. Before we get to their choice for the Peace Garden State, let's go over Cheapism's choice for our neighboring states.

The best lake in Minnesota: Lake Calhoun, which is located in the greater Minneapolis area.

The most beautiful lake in South Dakota: Sylvan Lakelocated in Custer State Park in western South Dakota.

The best lake in Montana: Flathead Lakewhich lies in the shadow of Glacier National Park.

And that brings us to the great state of North Dakota.

Tourism Devils Lake

Tourism Devils Lake

The most beautiful lake in North Dakota: Devils Lake, This is located near the town of Devils Lake. It is known as the bass capital of North Dakota. It is also an excellent fishing area for walleye and northern pike.

When I was growing up in Grand Forks, Devils Lake was my favorite lake for fishing and hunting. It is the largest freshwater lake in North Dakota.

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