5 Things to see and do at Lewis and Clark State Park

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.

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Boating

Boating is a popular activity near the northern tip of enormous Lake Sakakawea. Camping cabins and a marina are available for those looking for a multi-day outing.

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Birding

Chokecherry trees and buffaloberry shrubs attract a variety of bird species such as catbirds, robins and towhees. The diversity of plant communities in the park provides for a variety of wildlife viewing and outdoor adventure opportunities.

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Fishing

Lake Sakakawea offers excellent fishing (walleye, sauger and northern pike) and boating opportunities. Easy access to the water and light fishing pressure make the park a great jumping-off point.

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Hiking

Lewis and Clark State Park contains non-native grasslands, and native mixed grass prairie communities intermixed with wooded ravines and badland communities. Trails provide excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.

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Flora Walks

Some wildflowers that can be observed include blazing star, white aster, torch flower, bluebell, purple coneflower and wild onion. Click here for a plant checklist.

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