Location: Sykeston City Park Fishing Pier

Managed by: City of Sykeston

Management Address

20 Platte Ave NE
Sykeston ND 58486

Located on the Northwest side of Sykeston within their City Park the pier offers fishermen the opportunity to fish for Northern Pike. The pier is part of a larger complex that includes playground equipment, swimming beach, picnic tables, fire grills, campground and accessible bathhouse.


Fishing is just one of many outdoor activities visitors can participate in while at the Park, the others include camping, swimming, hiking, and picnicking.  This Park seems to be one of the better recreational areas for people with disabilities and their families.  It is more developed than some and includes a bathhouse with roll-in shower and a large bathroom stall fulfilling size requirements of the ADA.  Note that the shower does not have a shower wand to direct the water while using a shower chair and users are directed to the picture showing the grounds surrounding the bathhouse to insure, based on your individual circumstance, it is reachable.  The lack of accessible routes is the major problem of this park but grounds are well kept with grass lands more similar to urban “lawns” than the “rough” of a golf course.  Roadways connecting the campground and park elements are gravel.  This makes it more difficult to move freely throughout the park for persons using mobility devices chairs, crutches, walkers or canes. 

The parking area of the Park is located approximately 50 yards from the pier causing anglers to navigate across the lawn with some grade to get to and from the pier.  The "T" shaped floating fishing pier is made of steel and jets out over the reservoir approximately 20 feet.  The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reports that the primary species of fish that can be caught at this site is Northern Pike followed by Bullheads.  The pier has no seating while the park does have some benches available with arms making transfers more difficult.  As can be seen in the pictures rod holders as well as a drink holder is provided.  The reservoir is prone to freezing up so anglers are directed to the most recent ND Game and Fish Reports to check on fish numbers.

Location Info » For directions, click the marker in the map. »

Please enlarge map below to identify easiest roadway to use to travel to Park from named roads within Sykeston, current maps do not have the main routes name in order to direct travelers to the Park.


Fishing is not the main recreational pursuit found in this immediate area so bait and tackle shops are not readily available. Visitors should purchase their fishing items while passing through the larger communities or closer to Devils Lake, Lake Sakakawea, Jamestown and Valley City.


The closest location to find lodging in the area is at the larger communities located in close proximity to Sykeston. Some of these communities include New Rockford, Fessenden, and Carrington. The most common types of lodging includes motels, lodges, and bed and breakfasts. Camping areas such as the one found at this Park are found throughout the area.