Three accessible fishing piers now are available to disabled anglers on Devils Lake.
Devils Lake Tourism highlighted the three piers, which meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, in a newsletter.
Here’s a rundown on the piers and how to reach them from downtown, as described in the newsletter:
- Channel A: Drive 8 miles west on U.S. Highway 2. Turn right (north) on 75th Ave. NE for one mile. At 54th St. NE, turn right (east) for about 2 miles to the 8 x 36 foot pier. Channel A pier has been in use since the ice departed. Water flows into the main lake from the upper lakes via this channel.
- Pike Playground & Fishing Pier: Just east of Walmart, turn south on Elks Drive for one-quarter mile. Take the first left toward the pump station and dike, and drive to the 8 x 40 foot pier. This pier is now fully functional and also has a playground.
- Henegar Landing: Drive 1 mile west on Highway 19. Turn left on Walleye Drive for 1 mile to the 8 x 40 foot pier. A few construction details are being finalized with completion in July.
“Every time I’ve been out to the Channel A pier, it has been in use,” city engineer Mike Graafsgard told Devils Lake Tourism.
According to Devils Lake Tourism, funding came from the North Dakota Industrial Commission via the Outdoor Heritage Fund Grant Program ($361,728) and the city of Devils Lake, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, the Lake Region Anglers Association, the Devils Lake Chamber-Tourism Division, the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resources board, the Devils Lake Access committee, VFW Post 756, the Ramsey County Water Board and Lake Region sportsmen.
For more information, go to devilslakend.com or call Devils Lake Tourism at (701) 662-4903.