Devils Lake State Parks (North Dakota) Article

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Grahams Island State Park
Map showing the location of Grahams Island State Park
Map showing the location of Grahams Island State Park
Location in North Dakota
Location Devils Lake, Ramsey, North Dakota, United States
Coordinates 48°02′51″N 99°03′35″W / 48.04750°N 99.05972°W / 48.04750; -99.05972
DEVILS LAKE STATE PARKS (NORTH DAKOTA) Latitude and Longitude:

48°02′51″N 99°03′35″W / 48.04750°N 99.05972°W / 48.04750; -99.05972
Area1,122 acres (4.54 km2)
Elevation1,496 ft (456 m) [1]
Established1988 [2]
Governing bodyNorth Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
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 2017, only the larger remaining unit, 1,122-acre (454 ha) 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. [3]

Grahams Island State Park

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. [4]

Black Tiger Bay Recreation Area

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. [5]

References

  1. ^ "Grahams Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Timeline". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Grahams Island State Park: History". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Grahams Island State Park". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "Black Tiger Bay Recreation Area". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved February 9, 2013.

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