Lake Sakakawea; credit North Dakota Tourism
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.
Lake Sakakawea State Park is home to the Western Terminus of the North Country National Scenic Trail, a multi-use trail stretching 4,600 miles over 7 states from Lake Sakakawea State Park in North Dakota to the Vermont border of New York, passing through Fort Ransom State Park.
Nestled in the bluffs along the north shore of Lake Sakakawea you’ll find Fort Stevenson State Park with miles of trails, a wide outdoor rentals (bike, canoe, kayak cross country skis, boat, paddle boats, snowshoes and standup paddleboards), breath-taking views, and year-round special events. Park visitors can learn about the military past by visiting the park museum or by attending the Frontier Military Days event in June.
Stop by other nearby attractions like the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium who works to improve recreational fishing opportunities and facilitate recovery of threatened and endangered fishes or the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge where wildlife abounds with than 246 bird, 34 mammal, 5 reptile, 4 amphibian and 37 fish species in the refuge’s gently rolling prairie grasslands and wetlands adjacent o Lake Audubon and Lake Sakakawea.
Overnight: Garrison, Fort Stevenson State Park, Lake Sakakawea State Park or Riverdale