Lewis and Clark State Park

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Lewis and Clark State Park

North Dakota

(701) 859-3071

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Overview

Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas. The park, of course, is named for the Corps of Discovery explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The expedition camped nearby on April 17, 1805, and an interpretive trail marker has been placed within the park to commemorate their historic journey through North Dakota.

Lewis & Clark State Park contains non-native grasslands, and native mixed grass prairie communities intermixed with wooded ravines and badland communities. The diversity of plant communities in the park provides for a variety of wildlife viewing and outdoor adventure opportunities.

With the rise of Lake Sakakawea, the park's marina has reopened.

Two rare fish species... the pallid sturgeon and the prehistoric-looking paddlefish... can occasionally be found in the lake's western reaches.

Map of Lewis & Clark (ND)

Latitude, Longitude: 48.119125, -103.239113

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Activities

  • Boating

    A marina and boat ramp are available for visitors wishing to test the waters of Lake Sakakawea.

  • Camping

    Lewis & Clark State Park has two cabins available for rent as well as 80 campsites. Wireless internet is available in the campgrounds.

  • Fishing

    Anglers will enjoy fishing for walleye, sauger and northern pike.

  • Hiking

    Several miles of hiking trails allow visitors to explore the park by foot.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic shelters are available for rent. Picnic areas are first come first serve.

  • RVing

    Campsites with electrical hookups area available. A dump station is located within the campgrounds.

  • Water Sports

    The upper bays of Lake Sakakawea offer swimming and other water sports.

  • Winter Sports

    Hiking trails remain open through the winter for cross country skiing.

Directions

Driving

19 miles southeast of Williston on North Dakota Highway 1804.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(701) 859-3071

Campground reservations

(800) 807-4723

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