Note: There are no maintained public facilities or services within the park. Camping is not permitted at Victoria Falls, Hunter’s Lake, Robinson Lake, Little Gull Lake and Devil's Lake.
Located in the Township of Minden Hills and part of the Queen Elizabeth II Provincial Park.
This lake is a fresh water, cold spring fed lake with a lush biosphere of life. The deepest point surpasses 120 feet and the lake itself supports a wide range of wildlife. The lake itself has a rocky shoreline and its surrounding land is mostly bedrock and rocks.
Some fun facts or historical moments of the lake:
- A forest fire occurred a long time ago that toppled over trees and some are deep in the lake on the bottom.
- Natives used to travel up and down the lake, they gave it the name "Devils Lake" (through translation) because of the little water devils that can occur on one side of the lake, given proper variables are met.
- An old diesel truck was barged up to the hunting trail ages ago for the hunters to use.
- Logging occurred on the lake or near it and was a travel point. 2 horses fell into the narrows during winter time during those times.
- Devils Lake is the least populated lake (in terms of cottages) when compared to other lakes inside provincial parks in the area.
- The many numerous marshes, valleys and other areas that promote bug development in turn support additional creatures in the area such as the infamous Wipper Will (nocturnal bird).
With the inclusion into what is called Queen Elizabeth II Provincial Park (QEII), the entire lake is now protected and heavily regulated in terms of development and human activity (no camping, permits for property work close to water or around it, etc.). The Park has also prohibited camping on Devils Lake and has established designated camping sites on the adjacent lake Sheldon Lake. You can reach this lake via a trail established at the north west region of the lake, marked with the iconic old campers truck (painted red).
Due to the importance of this body of water, it is important to ensure your watercraft (canoe, boat, etc.) is free and clear of any invasive species or other contaminates. It is also important to be prepared to secure your waste products and remove them from the park responsibly.