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Fishing in North Dakota state parks

For those who share a passion for fishing, North Dakota’s state parks offer a variety of great fishing opportunities at some of the most scenic places in our state. You can try your hand at fly fishing for trout or jig for river walleyes. From the beginner to the most advanced, there are great fishing opportunities at every state park.

Lake Metigoshe

So relax, kick back, take a kid fishing, and enjoy North Dakota’s great outdoors. See the North Dakota State Parks Fishing Photo Album

For more information on fishing in North Dakota (including rules and regulations) please see the North Dakota Game and Fish webpage at http://gf.nd.gov/fishing/


Park Fish Species Facilities
Beaver Lake (Beaver Lake) Pike, perch, bullhead dock, ramp, fishing dock, fish cleaning table
Cross Ranch (Missouri River) Walleye, pike, catfish, trout Canoe/Kayak rentals, boat ramp at Sanger campground (no charge to use ramp)
Fort Abraham Lincoln (Missouri and Heart Rivers) Walleye, pike, catfish Fish cleaning table, shore fishing access *boat ramp 4 miles south of park
Fort Ransom (Sheyenne River) Catfish, walleye, smallmouth bass Canoe/Kayak rentals
Fort Stevenson (Lake Sakakawea) Walleye, sauger, pike, salmon, smallmouth bass Boat rentals, 2 marinas, 2 boat ramps, slip rentals, gas dock, fish cleaning station, c-store
Grahams Island (Devils Lake) Walleye, pike, perch, white bass Boat ramp, fishing dock, fish cleaning station, bait shop, c-store, gas
Icelandic (Lake Renwick) Pike, perch, crappie, walleye Boat ramp, fishing dock
Lake Metigoshe (Lake Metigoshe) Pike, walleye, bluegill, crappie Fish cleaning table, fishing dock, boat ramp, canoe/kayak rentals
Lake Sakakawea (Lake Sakakawea) Walleye, sauger, pike, salmon, smallmouth bass 2 boat ramps, fish cleaning station, gas dock, c-store, slip rental, boat rental
Lewis and Clark (Lake Sakakawea) Walleye, sauger, pike, catfish Boat ramp, marina, gas dock, slip rentals, c-store
Sully Creek (Little Missouri River) Catfish, sauger None
Turtle River (Turtle River) Trout, pike None. Walk-in river access