North Dakota

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.


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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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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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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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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