Due to the increased river levels, the following areas are closed until further notice:
Fox Island Boat Ramp parking lot, Keelboat Boat Ramp and south end of parking lot, the Expressway underpass, and the west Sertoma Park Trail from the Expressway underpass to the north end of the park at Riverwood Drive.
A portion of the Pebble Creek Trail from 19th Street to Century Avenue has been detoured onto the Pebble Creek Golf Course cart path for the winter.
This detour will be in place until spring when winter conditions subside.
Chief Looking’s Village
Friends and relatives in town for a summer visit? Show them the best view in Bismarck by going to Chief Looking’s Village, located just off of Burnt Boat Drive in north Bismarck. This area features an interpretive trail, telling visitors about North Dakota’s first citizens. This natural grass, scenic area has a beautiful overlook of the Missouri River and the surrounding area. Some say it’s even been a spot for many a marriage proposal. You’ll want to sit for a while at one of the benches or at Sonali’s Garden, a newly installed memory garden, to enjoy it all. Drive or bike to this historic area.
You could call Pioneer Park a sibling to Chief Looking’s Village. Located just “below” Chief Looking’s Village, Pioneer Park is a beautiful place for you to park and then start your walk, or run, or bike, or skate along the beautiful trails next to the Missouri River. Want MORE of a challenge? Head to the mountain bike trails nearby. When you get back, rest at the eagle sculpture or in the picnic shelter. The sand volleyball courts here are well used during the summer. Play on the playground or go explore the nearby wooded areas. Lots of green going on in this park.
- Mountain Bike Trail
- Picnic Shelter (reservable)
- Sand Volleyball Courts
- Walking Trail
The PaleoCultural Research Group (PCRG) conducted a final archeological dig on site in the summer of 2016.
|Chief Lookings Village Excavation from Thunder Revolution Studio.|
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