I love the dog beach at Devil's Lake because you can pull your car right up to it and set down your chair, watercraft and cooler. Much of this parking lot has been flooded for years and you can still see telltale signs if you peek underwater.
You can meet locals and travelers, people and pooches and all manner of means to be in and on the water. A bonus to pulling your car up to your spot is that you can plug in your automatic air pump if it's not too hot to be on the water. Until yesterday, however, it's been so hot that being in the water v. on the water may mean the difference between cooling off or toasting your marshmallows.
|Howdy dog. Howdy boychick.|
|Let's go swimmin'|
|You may need more water|
|Oh no, here come the Bumpus hounds aka Otis and Copper|
|Sons of &^%$#@* Bumpuses!|
|And there they go looking for a perfect Christmas turkey|