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Carbury Dam Recreation Area 

The Carbury Dam is one of two flood control dams built as part of the Boundary Creek Watershed Project. The Project was authorized on August 31, 1966 under the authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law 566) Construction began in June 1981 and was completed in 1982.

It is a multi- purpose structure designed to provide flood-water storage, recreation area, and wildlife habitat. Recreation activities available will be boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, and picnicking.

Structural Data

Drainage Area                 19.2 Square Miles

Earth Fill                       176.369 Cubic Yards

Permanent Pool Max. Depth              45ft.

Permanent Pool Area                     130 Acers

Total Area                                    411.8 Acers

Total Water Storage                  3703 Acre Ft

Flood Water Storage                2503 Acre Ft

Permanent Pool Storage          1200 Acre Ft 

If you are looking for information regarding camping at Carbury Dam, contact Melonie 701-263-1766


Located: 4 Miles West, 4 miles North, 1 mile West of Bottineau or 1 mile South, 1 mile West of Carbury.

Rules & Regulations!

1. Park Hours: As Posted on Entrance Gates

2. Observe posted Speed Limits 

3. Vehicles permitted only on Established roads & Parking areas 

(included motorized Vehicles)

4. Glass beverage containers are not allowed on the Beach

5. Place litter in containers provided

6. Pets on leash only! Pets are not allowed on playgrounds, beaches or buildings

7. Fires in designated grills only.

8. Boats with motors- no wake

9. Fish cleanings in bathhouses, toilets, or on picnic tables are prohibited 

10. Firearms & Fireworks are strictly Prohibited 

11. Destruction or Removal of natural resources prohibited

12. No Trespassing on the Dam!!

13. Self-register- $20 Per Night; 14 Night maximum (Monthly camping Available by swimming Beach)

14. Quiet Hours begin at 11:00 p.m.

15. Waste disposal- at the designated site.

16. For more Information call (701) 263-1766

17. This park is a first come first serve basis we do no accept reservations!


Thank You - Enjoy Your Stay

This Park is Patrolled by the Bottineau County Sheriffs Department 

EMERGENCY CALL: (701) 228-2740 OR 911 

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