Lake Sakakawea: Water Wonderland
Where can you find a lake 180 miles long, that has more shoreline than the California Pacific coast and is brimming with state parks? North Dakota. Lake Sakakawea is a wonderland for anglers, boaters, campers and swimmers who take advantage of its immense size year-round. With easy access points around the lake, beautiful scenery and many places to drop anchor, there is something there for every outdoor enthusiast.
Fort Stevenson State Park
Park on Lake Sakakawea's north shore was named for the late 1800s fort that served as a supply depot for other military posts in the Dakota Territory. Boaters will find excellent facilities, including boat ramp access, marina, fishing boat and pontoon rental and boat/RV storage. Also camping and picnicking facilities, cabins, visitor center, concessions, arboretum and mountain biking/hiking trails.
Lake Sakakawea State Park
On the south shore of Lake Sakakawea, adjacent to Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea State Park offers a wide range of water-based recreational activities and facilities. The park has a full-service marina and ramps offering deep-water access to some of the best fishing on Lake Sakakawea. Also modern camping and picnicking facilities.
Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery
Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium produces a variety of fish species to improve recreational fishing opportunities and facilitate recovery of threatened and endangered fishes. The hatchery's visitor center houses five 300-gallon aquariums displaying many of North Dakota's fish species.
A beautiful, quaint country setting with genuine hospitality, delicious homemade food, Juneberry pie, pan-fried walleye. There is a full-service restaurant, cabins, kayak, canoe and boat rentals, fishing, hunting, birding activities, camping, tipi camping and a Lewis and Clark interpretive trail.