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Lake Sakakawea State Park Riverdale

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Lake Sakakawea State Park
Lake Sakakawea State Park
Tel: 701-487-3315


1 mile north of Pick City, North Dakota.

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Located 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, including boat rentals, convenience store, fishing guide services and boat and camper storage. For information on marina services contact Captain Kit\\\\\\\'s Marina at 701-487-3600. Two large boat ramps serve the park for access to the best salmon fishing on the lake. The park hosts numerous fishing derbies throughout the summer. The lake itself is one of the three largest man-made reservoirs in the nation. It has a surface area of about 368,000 acres and is 178 miles long, reaching to Williston ND. As part of the Missouri River system, the reservoir was created in the 1950s with the completion of Garrison Dam, one of six main-stem dams built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, hydroelectric power, navigation and irrigation.
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    One of the most beautiful areas to visit and camp in North Dakota. Mid way between. Bismarck and Minot, this is a great place for friends and family to get away from the craziness of daily life and reconnect with nature. There are first come first serve areas for trailers as well as reserved sites, and most have electric and water with primitive sites as well. Great place to view rje stars at night.

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