Fort Stevenson State Park

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Coordinates: 47°35′27″N 101°25′12″W / 47.59083°N 101.42000°W / 47.59083; -101.42000
Fort Stevenson State Park
North Dakota State Park
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McLean
Elevation 1,883 ft (574 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°35′27″N 101°25′12″W / 47.59083°N 101.42000°W / 47.59083; -101.42000 [1]
Area 549 acres (222 ha)
Established 1974
Management North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Location in North Dakota
Website: Fort Stevenson State Park

Fort Stevenson State Park is a North Dakota state park located in McLean County, south of the community of Garrison. The park occupies a peninsula on the north side of Lake Sakakawea and offers fishing, boating, camping, and picnicking.[2] Visitors will find a partial reconstruction of Fort Stevenson, the 19th-century Missouri River fort from which the park takes its name.[3] The site of the original fort lies about two miles southwest, below the waters of Lake Sakakawea.

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park has more than eight miles of non-motorized trails for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. A half-mile trail winds through the park arboretum. Boaters can rent slips at two marinas. For overnight stays, the park offers camping cabins and a campground with 138 sites.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fort Stevenson Public Use Area". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Fort Stevenson State Park". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fort Stevenson Guardhouse Interpretive Center". Garrison, North Dakota. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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