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1997 North Dakota Fishing Waters

Originally published in:
North Dakota Outdoors
(April-May, 1997)

Official Publication of the
State Game and Fish Department
100 North Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501-5095


Following are most of the public fishing waters in North Dakota. These waters are listed by county using the standard county code. Code numbers appear in parenthesis before each county. To locate a county, refer to the map below.

Directions to each lake, main fish species, and camping and concession information are listed. All waters have concrete ramps and good access unless otherwise noted. Special regulations for each lake are noted. Lakes designated as Special Fish Management Area have emphasis on youth fishing opportunities.

Check signs at each area for further restrictions.


This resource is based on the following source:

North Dakota Game and Fish Department.  1997.  1997 North Dakota fishing waters.  North Dakota Outdoors 59(9)28-33.

This resource should be cited as:

North Dakota Game and Fish Department.  1997.  1997 North Dakota fishing waters.  North Dakota Outdoors 59(9)28-33.  Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/fish/fishh2o/index.htm (Version 02FEB98).


To view a summary of all public fishing waters for a particular county, click on the map below or select a county name from the list below the map. You may also view the summary information for all counties.


GIF -- Clickable map of ND counties



  01 - Adams         14 - Eddy              27 - McKenzie         40 - Rolette
  02 - Barnes        15 - Emmons            28 - McLean           41 - Sargent
  03 - Benson        16 - Foster            29 - Mercer           42 - Sheridan
  04 - Billings      17 - Golden Valley     30 - Morton           43 - Sioux
  05 - Bottineau     18 - Grand Forks       31 - Mountrail        44 - Slope
  06 - Bowman        19 - Grant             32 - Nelson           45 - Stark
  07 - Burke         20 - Griggs            33 - Oliver           46 - Steele
  08 - Burleigh      21 - Hettinger         34 - Pembina          47 - Stutsman
  09 - Cass          22 - Kidder            35 - Pierce           48 - Towner
  10 - Cavalier      23 - LaMoure           36 - Ramsey           49 - Traill
  11 - Dickey        24 - Logan             37 - Ransom           50 - Walsh
  12 - Divide        25 - McHenry           38 - Renville         51 - Ward
  13 - Dunn          26 - McIntosh          39 - Richland         52 - Wells
                                                                  53 - Williams
Divide Williams McKenzie Golden Valley Billings Slope Bowman Burke Mountrail Dunn Stark Hettinger Adams Renville Ward McLean Mercer Oliver Morton Grant Sioux Bottineau McHenry Sheridan Burleigh Emmons Rolette Pierce Benson Wells Kidder Logan McIntosh Towner Ramsey Eddy Foster Stutsman LaMoure Dickey Cavalier Nelson Griggs Steele Barnes Ransom Sargent Richland Cass Traill Grand Forks Walsh Pembina
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