Burleigh County Parks

The Burleigh County commission approached Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to manage and operate components of the county park system.  An agreement was signed in 2015, and includes language regarding a master plan – a roadmap – to deliver increased park and recreational opportunities to Bismarck/Burleigh County residents and visitors.  See the map, below for the names/locations of these parks and boat ramps. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Bismarck Parks and Recreation District at bisparks@bisparks.org.

Open Fires Banned on Oahe WMA

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is prohibiting open burning this spring on property managed south of Bismarck and Mandan, as a means to reduce potential for wildfires on a heavily wooded recreation area along the Missouri River.

Bill Haase, wildlife resource management supervisor, said all open burning, including campfires, is banned until further notice on the Oahe Wildlife Management Area along both sides of the Missouri River. While the use of portable grills is allowed, extreme caution is advised due to the heavily vegetated area. This affects the Kimball Bottom and MacLean Bottom areas.

Haase said these woodlands are prone to wildfires prior to spring green-up. Mild temperatures and a high fuel load in the river bottoms are a cause for concern, he said, in addition to being a high use area for anglers, campers and other outdoor recreationists.

Oahe WMA covers more than 16,000 acres along Lake Oahe south of Bismarck-Mandan, in portions of Burleigh, Emmons, and Morton counties. Burning restriction signs are posted at all entrances to the WMA.

General Sibley & Eagles Park

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McDowell Dam Recreation Area

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Burleigh County Camp Grounds

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