Fort Stevenson State Park

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Fort Stevenson State Park
Fort Stevenson State Park.jpg
Interpretive signs on Lake Sakakawea, Fort Stevenson State Park, June 2007
Map showing the location of Fort Stevenson State Park
Map showing the location of Fort Stevenson State Park
Location in North Dakota
LocationMcLean, North Dakota, United States
Coordinates47°35′27″N 101°25′12″W / 47.59083°N 101.42000°W / 47.59083; -101.42000Coordinates: 47°35′27″N 101°25′12″W / 47.59083°N 101.42000°W / 47.59083; -101.42000[1]
Area549 acres (222 ha)
Elevation1,883 ft (574 m)[1]
Established1974[2]
Governing bodyNorth Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
WebsiteFort Stevenson State Park

Fort Stevenson State Park is a public recreation area located on a peninsula on Lake Sakakawea four miles (6.4 km) south of the community of Garrison in McLean County, North Dakota. The state park's 549 acres (222 ha) include 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.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers fishing, boating, camping, and picnicking. It 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fort Stevenson Public Use Area". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Historical Overview". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Fort Stevenson Guardhouse Interpretive Center". Garrison, North Dakota. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Fort Stevenson State Park". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved September 30, 2012.

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