Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
1997 North Dakota Fishing Waters
Missouri River System Boating Access
The following list is in numerical order starting at the South Dakota border
of Lake Oahe, then north and west on Lake Oahe, the Missouri River, Lake Sakakawea,
and the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers to the Montana border. At the mouths
of the Heart River and Square Butte Creek and at Marina Bay (along the Missouri
River in the Bismarck/Mandan area), boats must be operated at idle speed only.
"Idle Speed" is defined as the slowest possible speed necessary to maintain
- 1. LANGELIERS BAY -
- Four miles north of state line on Highway 1804, then 3/4 mile west, or
10 miles west, 1 mile south, 7 miles west, 11 miles south and 3/4 mile west
- 2. WINONA OR CATTAIL BAY -
- Ten miles west, 1 mile south, 7 miles west, 1 mile north, 2 miles west,
2 miles south, and 1 mile west of Strasburg; or 8 miles south of Beaver
Bay on Highway 1804, then 2 miles west, 2 miles south, and 1 mile west.
- 3. FORT YATES -
- North edge of town of Fort Yates.
- 4. BEAVER BAY -
- Thirteen miles west of Linton on Highway 13, then 2 miles south.
- 5. WALKER BOTTOMS -
- Ten miles south of the Cannonball River on Highway 1806, then 3 1/2 miles
- 6. FORT RICE -
- Twenty-five miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806, then 1/2 mile east.
- 7. HAZELTON -
- Thirteen miles west and 2 miles north of Hazelton; or 30 miles southeast
of Bismarck on Highway 1804.
- 8. GRANER BOTTOMS (SUGAR LOAF) -
- On Oahe WMA 20 miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806; or about 3 miles
north of Huff.
- 9. MACLEAN BOTTOMS -
- On Oahe WMA, 8 miles east of the University of Mary on Highway 1804, then
2 miles south.
- 10. KIMBALL BOTTOMS (DESERT) -
- From the University of Mary, 1 mile east and 1 mile south on Highway 1804,
then 2 miles south.
- 11. LITTLE HEART BOTTOMS (SCHMIDT) -
- On Oahe WMA about 11 miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806.
- 12. GENERAL SIBLEY PARK -
- South of Bismarck on Washington Street. Ramp may present problems to large
boats when river is low.
- 13. FOX ISLAND PARK -
- From Washington Street, 3/4 mile west on Riverwood Drive, 1 1/2 miles
south, and 1/2 mile west. Heavy pleasure boat use in summer.
- 14. GRANT MARSH -
- On the east side of the Missouri River, 1/8 mile south of the I-94 bridge
on River Road.
- 15. STECKEL BOAT LANDING AND CAMPSITE -
- About 21 miles north of Bismarck on Highway 1804; or 5 1/2 miles west,
1 mile south, and 1 1/2 miles west of junction of Highways 83 and 36.
- 16. SANGER (CROSS RANCH) -
- Just east of townsite of Sanger on west side of Missouri River.
- 17. WASHBURN -
- South of ND 200A bridge at Washburn, on east side of river.
- 18. UPA SITE (Stanton) -
- Just west of UPA Power Plant on Highway 200A near Stanton.
- 19. GARRISON DAM TAILRACE -
- Below the Garrison Dam west of the fish hatchery. Campgrounds located
downstream south of fish hatchery.
- 20. GOVERNMENT BAY -
- Just north of the town of Riverdale.
- 21. WOLF CREEK -
- One mile east of Riverdale on Highway 200, then 2 miles north, 1 mile
east, 1 mile north, and 1/2 mile east.
- 22. LAKE SAKAKAWEA STATE PARK -
- Just east and north of Pick City.
- 23. HAZEN BAY -
- Fourteen miles north of Hazen.
- 24. BEULAH BAY -
- Seventeen miles north of Beulah.
- 25. DAKOTA WATERS RESORT -
- Fifteen miles north of Beulah.
- 26. BEAVER BAY -
- Twelve miles north of Zap.
- 27. LITTLE MISSOURI BAY (ANDRUS RESORT) -
- Sixteen miles northeast of Dunn Center.
- 28. MCKENZIE BAY -
- Twenty-two miles southeast of Mandaree.
- 29. WEST TOTTEN TRAIL -
- Seven miles north of Coleharbor on Highway 83, then 1/2 mile west.
- 30. SPORTSMENS CENTENNIAL PARK -
- One mile west of the junction of Highway 37 and Highway 83, then 2 miles
south and 1 mile west.
- 31. STEINKE BAY -
- Three miles west of the junction of Highways 37 and 83, then 2 miles south.
- 32. FORT STEVENSON STATE PARK -
- Three miles south of the town of Garrison.
- 33. DOUGLAS CREEK BAY -
- Five miles south and 4 miles east of Emmet. Two miles south, 1 mile east
and 1 mile south of Emmet.
- 34. INDIAN HILLS RESORT -
- Eleven miles west of White Shield on Highway 1804, then 3 miles south.
- 35. DEEP WATER CREEK BAY -
- Fourteen miles south of Parshall on Highway 37, then either 1 mile south
to Corps ramp or 2 1/2 miles west and 1/2 mile south to the county ramp.
- 36. PARSHALL BAY -
- Three miles west, 1 mile south, 3 miles west, 1 mile south, and 2 miles
west of Parshall.
- 37. VAN HOOK -
- Five miles east of New Town on Highway 23, then 2 miles south.
- 38. LITTLEFIELD BAY -
- Five miles south and 2 miles east of New Town.
- 39. POUCH POINT -
- Seven miles south, 2 miles east, 2 miles south, 1 mile east, and 3 miles
south of New Town.
- 40. FOUR BEARS PARK -
- Four miles west of New Town on Highway 23.
- 41. NEW TOWN MARINA -
- Two miles west of New Town on Highway 23.
- 42. WHITE EARTH BAY -
- About 28 miles northwest of New Town on Highway 1804, then 2 miles south,
1 mile east, 3 miles south, and 3 miles east.
- 43. LITTLE BEAVER BAY -
- About 32 miles northwest of New Town on Highway 1804; then 3 miles south.
- 44. TOBACCO GARDEN CREEK BAY -
- Two miles east of Watford City on Highway 23, then 25 miles north and
east on Highway 1806.
- 45. WHITETAIL BAY (Lunds Landing) -
- Twenty-two miles east of Williston on Highway 1804.
- 46. LEWIS AND CLARK STATE PARK -
- Sixteen miles east of Williston on Highway 1804, then 3 miles south.
- 47. AMERICAN LEGION PARK (RAUMS) -
- Four miles west of Williston on Highway 2, then 6 miles south on Highway
85, then 4 miles east.
- 48. LEWIS AND CLARK BRIDGE -
- Four miles west of Williston on Highway 2, then 3 miles south on Highway
85, on the south side of the Missouri River, and on the east side of Highway
- 49. CONFLUENCE AREA -
- One and one-half miles south of Buford on Highway 1804.
- 50. SUNDHEIM PARK -
- Two miles west of Cartwright on Highway 200, on the west side of the Yellowstone
River and on the south side of Highway 200.