McDowell Dam Nature Park

McDowell Dam Nature Park, Bismarck: Address, Phone Number, McDowell Dam Nature Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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CandJK780
Washburn, North Dakota, USA37 contributions
Lovely peaceful spot
Sep 2019 • Couples
Whether you go there to fish or have a picnic or a family gathering or just a need for a quiet spot, the park is absolutely beautiful!
Written September 6, 2019
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Emily K
Fargo, ND142 contributions
Beautiful picnic spot - HUGE beach
Jul 2019
I visited McDowell Dam Nature Park with my family when we stayed in Bismarck for a family vacation. It was a short drive from our hotel near downtown, and it was easy to find. The park is huge with plenty of picnic shelter space, and barbecue grills. And they have REAL bathrooms!

The kids enjoyed the large playground and paddle boat rentals. Unfortunately, we did not do any swimming that night, but the water looked clean and they have a HUGE beach with plenty of room to lay out towels and play in the sand. The park is beautifully maintained and there were very few mosquitos and other pests.

Written July 21, 2019
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Slick
Bismarck, ND117 contributions
Nice place on a hot day
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is an off the main road location that provides a nice get-away from the heat on a sunny summers day and a place to spend the afternoon.
Written June 30, 2019
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RHR2
Mandan, ND19 contributions
GReat place to paddle boat or canoe
Jun 2018 • Family
Love going out here for a fine time on the water. They alomost always have a paddle boat or canoe to rent. also a great little blace to fish
Written May 7, 2019
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Ken J
Bismarck, ND69 contributions
Surprising GEM
Jul 2018 • Solo
It's quite a ways outside of the Bismarck city limits, but definitely worth a visit. Shelters for groups are available, there's a few toy structures for the younger set. Great place for running and workout sessions. Plenty of trees and shade. The beach is quite large. My only criticism would be the sand. It's more a sandy loam, which makes things quite dirty. Bring a large blanket and beach sandals.
Written December 10, 2018
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Jaimie B
Bismarck, ND81 contributions
Fun family area
Aug 2018 • Family
We often do here with our dogs or for geocaching. There are also canoe and kayak rentals and a beach area for swimming. Mosquitoes can be an issue so bring bug spray.
Written October 21, 2018
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shobunny87
Albuquerque, NM23 contributions
Nice relaxing getaway close to Biz
Sep 2018 • Friends
I had a lot of fun visiting McDowell Dam, it was really family friendly, and even dog friendly. You can rent lil boats, paddle boats, kayaks. Or even go and swim I'm q nice little area. Really beautiful and relaxing visit to bring friends or family to.
Written September 3, 2018
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Jessica W
Houston, TX234 contributions
Great area with lots of activities but not clean water
Jun 2017 • Family
We go here because we enjoy the area. Nice picnic spots, bathrooms, play ground, kayak and paddle boat rentals, fishing dock, hiking and walking trails. It is a very clean, we'll maintained area. My only bad part of this area is the water is not clean it's muddy and tons of seaweed. The beach isn't a Sandy beach it's crushed gravel. We still go here though as the positives out way the negatives.
Written June 11, 2017
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roamawaywithus
Bismarck, ND111 contributions
fun summer outdoor activity
Jul 2016 • Family
rent a paddle board, boat, or go for a swim. there are picnic areas and playgrounds...it is a great outdoor adventure with some fun in the sun.
Written March 2, 2017
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Joe W
Bismarck, ND65 contributions
Great regional park
Oct 2016 • Solo
Went for a hike on the trail around the reservoir. Fresh fall smells and sounds, a great walk. 2&1/2 miles easy for everyone. Trail great and wide enough for the whole family.
This park has seasonal boat and kayak rental. A beach for swimming and play areas for the kids. All and all a very nice park.
Written October 22, 2016
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