US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Ice Fishing Access Policy

2019

Published Dec. 14, 2012
A Northern Pike caught in March 2013 while ice fishing on Lake Sakakawea/Garrison Dam Project on the Northeast side of the lake in Steinke Bay, which is near Sportsmen's Centennial Park access and Steinke WMA access. Ice Fishing is a popular outdoor winter activity for may North Dakotans.

A Northern Pike caught in March 2013 while ice fishing on Lake Sakakawea/Garrison Dam Project on the Northeast side of the lake in Steinke Bay, which is near Sportsmen's Centennial Park access and Steinke WMA access. Ice Fishing is a popular outdoor winter activity for may North Dakotans.

Each winter, as the temperatures drop and the ice thickens, fisherman set up temporary structrues on Lake Sakakawea to support fishing on the ice.

Each winter, as the temperatures drop and the ice thickens, fisherman set up temporary structrues on Lake Sakakawea to support fishing on the ice.

Man drilling a hole for ice fishing.

Man drilling a hole for ice fishing.

Theee men ice fishing.

Theee men ice fishing.

Ice Fishing Access Policy

1. Licensed, motorized vehicles must use existing public roads for entering and leaving ice fishing access areas. Some public roads often drift closed with snow and will not be plowed open. In these instances, operating a motor vehicle off-road to obtain access is not allowed.

2. This policy targets that period of the calendar year in which Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon freeze over and until April 1 following the freeze over date or until the lake becomes ice free, whichever occurs first. This policy shall be re-evaluated on an annual basis to implement changes needed based upon fluctuating reservoir elevations.

3. Any winter activity performed on the ice can be hazardous and requires extreme caution. The Corps of Engineers does not encourage or recommend driving on ice at any time. Thin ice or open water may exist anywhere throughout the entire Garrison Project, and pressure ridges occur throughout the winter.

4. All Title 36 Regulations apply to the Ice Fishing Access Sites on Garrison Project lands.

5. ND Game & Fish WMA Regulations apply within all Wildlife Management Areas located on Corps lands around the reservoir. Additionally, ND Game & Fish has specific regulations pertaining to the use of ice/fish/spearing houses within the State of North Dakota.

6. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service rules and regulations apply to all access points to Lake Audubon within the Lake Audubon National Wildlife Refuge. Please contact Lake Audubon NWR Headquarters for information concerning these access points.

7. A list of the Ice Fishing Access Sites Open for Use on Garrison Project follows:. This policy shall remain in effect unless rescinded by the Operations Project Manager.

Ice Fishing Access Areas
 

Williston (Lake Sakakawea West)
1. Missouri and Yellowstone Confluence Entry
2. Trenton - Rec Area Boat Ramp
3. Lewis and Clark WMA Ice Access around 1563.5
4. Trenton Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Timber Access
5. Lewis and Clark WMA Pumphouse
6. Lewis and Cark Bridge Boat Ramp
7. Lewis and Clark Magnum Point (Opened at a later date - 17 Dec in 2018-2019 Monday
following close ofmuzzleloader season)
8. American Legion - Temporarily Closed
9. Kj orstad Bottoms Ice Access Gate
10. Little Muddy Thompson Landing Boat Ramp
11. Crossroads of 13th Ave E and 42nd St E
12. Long Creek Cabin Association Ice Access Gate
13. Long Creek Shoreline Access - One Stop
14. Long Creek Shoreline Access
15. Lewis and Clark State Park Boat Ramps
16. Lund's Landing (White Tail Bay) Boat Ramp 1
17. Lund's Landing (White Tail Bay) Boat Ramp 2
18. Paradise Point Freeway Access N01ih
19. Paradise Point Freeway Access South
20. Tobacco Gardens West Access
21. Tobacco Gardens Boat Ramp
22. Tobacco Gardens Shoreline Access
23. Red Mike Shoreline Access East Gate
24. Red Mike Shoreline Access Mid Gate
25. Little Egypt Walk in Access
26. Hofflund Bay WMA
27. Little Beaver Bay Boat Ramp 1
28. Little Beaver Bay Boat Ramp 2
29. White Ea1ih Bay Boat Ramp
30. White Earth Bay Shoreline Access
31. Antelope Creek
32. Four Bears Park Boat Ramp 1
33. Four Bears Park Boat Ramp 2
34. N01ih Side of Little Knife Bay
35. Sanish Bay (Aftem) Low Water Ramp
36. Sanish Bay (Aftem) Boat Ramp
37. Reunion Bay Boat Ramp
38. Reunion Bay East Access

Riverdale (Lake Sakakawea East)
1. Little Field Bay Boat Ramp
2. Van Hook Boat Ramp 1
3. Van Hook Boat Ramp 2
4. Van Hook Boat Ramp 3
5. Parshall Bay Boat Ramp 1
6. Pouch Point Boat Ramp
7. Skunk Creek Rec Area Boat Ramp 1
8. Skunk Creek Rec Area Boat Ramp 2
9. Little Missouri Boat Ramp
10. Charging Eagle Low Water Ramp
11. Charging Eagle Bay Boat Ramp
12. McKenzie Bay Boat Ramp 1
13. McKenzie Bay Boat Ramp 2
14. Hale Marina Shoreline Access
15. Deepwater Creek WMA Foote's
16. Deepwater Cabin Site Freeway Access
17. Deepwater Low Water Ramp
18. Deepwater Creek Nmih Dakota Game and Fish (NDGF) Boat Ramp
19. Deepwater Creek Fish & Camp Comi and Shoreline Access
20. Deepwater Creek USA.CE Rec Boat Ramp
21. Indian Hills Boat Ramp
22. Red Butte Boat Ramp
23. Beaver Bay Shoreline Access
24. Beaver Bay Boat Ramp
25. Renner Bay Shoreline Access
26. Dakota Water Resmi Boat Ramps
27. Pebble Beach Shoreline Access
28. Beulah Bay Boat Ramp and Shoreline Access
29. Beulah Bay Cabin Site Freeway Access
30. Walleye Bay Hazen Rec Boat Ramp
31. Hazen Bay Boat Ramp 1
32. Hazen Bay Boat Ramp 2
33. Douglas Creek Zieglers Ramp
34. Low Water Access South oflglehaiis
35. Spring Creek Boat Ramp Access
36. Douglas Creek USA.CE Rec Boat Ramp 1
37. Douglas Creek USA.CE Rec Boat Ramp
38. Guard Camp Boat Ramp
39. Camp of the Cross Boat Ramp
40. Schlichting Freeway Access
41. North Lakeview Freeway Access- Walk In
42. Sunset Bay Freeway Access Ramp
43. Hidden Bay Cabin Freeway Access
44. Hide-a-way Cabin Freeway Access West
45. Hide-a-way Cabin Freeway Access East
46. South Ganison Near Owls Site Shoreline Access
47. Gall'ison Creek Freeway Access
48. Ganison Creek Cabin Site Boat Ramp
49. Gall'ison Boat and Barge Walk in Access
50. Lakeview Estates Cabin Freeway Access
51. Fort Stevenson State Park Boat Ramp
52. Fort Stevenson State Park Boat Ramp 2
53. De Trobriand Bay (South Ganison Golf Course)
54. Steinke Bay Boat Ramp
55. Steinke Bay Low Water Ramp
56. Sportsmen's Centennial Boat Ramp
57. West Totten Trail Boat Ramp
58. Ellwein Estates Freeway Access
59. West Acres Freeway Access
60. Rolling Hills Freeway Access
61. Pick City II Freeway Access
62. Bayview Heights Freeway Access
63. Happy Acres Freeway Access North
64. Happy Acres Freeway Access South
65. Lake Sak State Park East of Cabin Area
66. Lake Sak State Park Fishing Point Boat Ramp
67. Lake Sak State Park Rodeo Boat Ramp
68. Spillway Pond (Foot traffic only)
69. Government Bay Boat Ramp
70. Wolf Creek WMA - Deadmans West
71. Wolf Creek WMA - Deadmans East
72. Site 67 Wolf Creek
73. Wolf Creek Shoreline Access
74. Wolf Creek Recreation Area Boat Ramps
75. Old Highway 83 East Ramp
76. Old Highway 83 South

Audubon
1. East Totten Boat Ramp
2. NDGF Audubon WMA 3-mile Corner Access
3. Three Mile Corner Shoreline Access 1
4. Three Mile Corner Shoreline Access 2
5. Evenson Cabin Site
6. NDGF Audubon WMA Snake Creek Cabin Access
7. Snake Creek Freeway Access 1
8. NDGF Audubon WMA Snake Creek North Aim
9. Snake Creek Freeway Access 2
10. NDGF Audubon WMA Lane Boat Ramp
11. NDGF Audubon WMA Turtle Lake Boat Ramp
12. Kinn Fmm Access 2
13. Kinn Fmm Access 1
14. Audubon NE Corner Ice Access
15. Audubon NWR North of McClusky Canal
16. No Name Access 3
17. Audubon Auto Tour Ice Access 5
18. Audubon Auto Tour Ice Access 4
19. Audubon Auto Tour Ice Access 3
20. Audubon Auto Tour Ice Access 2
21. Audubon Auto Tour Ice Access 1