No. You cannot fly drones in Devil’s Lake State Park. Yep, some folks have done it and simply haven’t been caught. (Of course, a quick browse around the “interwebs” would make that easy enough!) Personally I totally get it. Drone footage is cool and who doesn’t want to be the one to snag that iconic “Devil’s Lake” drone footage!? On the other hand, who really wants a bunch of drones buzzing around Devil’s Doorway (Not to mention the beaches!)?
It all comes down to this thing called Code 45 which you can find right here, or to make it easier just check out this UAV guidance doc from the DNR Integrated Law Enforcement Handbook. So for now and the foreseeable future, flying a drone is off-limits.. well, off-limits to those who play by the rules anyway. 🙁