Fishing At Lake Darling
AKA: Lake Darling Landings
What to fish for...
Fishing for smallmouth bass, walleye, yellow perch and northern pike at Lake Darling in North Dakota.
There are plenty of spots for remote, primitive camping along the nearly fifty miles of shoreline at Lake Darling, a 9,500-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Grano. In the warm season, fishing is good for bass, walleye, perch and pike. Walleye and perch are top choices while ice fishing in winter. There are five boat access landings around the lake. Greene Crossing Boating Access on the north end, Grano Crossing Boating Access mid lake, Lake Darling Landing 3 on the southwest shore, South Boat Ramp on the east side at the dam, and Lake Darling Landing #1 is on the west side by the dam. Most anywhere you camp there will be access to the shore for fishing from the bank. An RV park is about 30 minutes south of the lake, in Minot.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Darling
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Lake Darling Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES - Five
Campgrounds: YES Undeveloped
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Grano Crossing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the west end of the State Route 26 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Greene Crossing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, at the east end of the 49th Avenue NW Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Landing #1 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off 40th Avenue NW, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Landing #3 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off 73rd Street NW, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Spillway Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, at the east end of the dam, off State Route 6, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Areas around the lake are open to remote, undeveloped camping.
Roughrider RV Resort - 701 852-8442
Lake Darling ND Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge
Carpio, ND 58725
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Lake Darling in ND
General Fishing Info
Fishing for walleye, yellow perch and northern pike in north-central ND.