Lake Sakakawea State Park

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Lake Sakakawea State Park
Garrison-LakeSakakawea.jpg
Lake Sakakawea near Garrison Dam
Map showing the location of Lake Sakakawea State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Sakakawea State Park
Location in North Dakota
LocationMercer, North Dakota, United States
Coordinates47°31′26″N 101°27′07″W / 47.52389°N 101.45194°W / 47.52389; -101.45194Coordinates: 47°31′26″N 101°27′07″W / 47.52389°N 101.45194°W / 47.52389; -101.45194[1]
Area1,293 acres (5.23 km2)
Elevation1,890 ft (580 m)[1]
Established1965
Governing bodyNorth Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
WebsiteLake Sakakawea State Park

Lake Sakakawea State Park is a public recreation area occupying 1,293 acres (523 ha) on the southern shore of Lake Sakakawea in Mercer County, North Dakota. The state park is located adjacent to the Garrison Dam, one mile (1.6 km) north of the community of Pick City.[2]

History[edit]

The park was originally developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as Garrison Lake State Park.[3] The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department assumed management in 1965, then expanded the park, renaming it Lake Sakakawea State Park in 1973.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park's hiking trails include the western terminus of the 4,600-mile (7,400 km) North Country National Scenic Trail which, when completed, will cross the northern tier of the continental United States from its eastern terminus at Crown Point in upstate New York. The park offers swimming, fishing and boating. Lake access is available at two boat ramps and a full-service marina. For overnight stays, there are two camping cabins and 249 campsites, both primitive and modern.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lake Sakakawea State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Lake Sakakawea State Park". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "Lake Sakakawea State Park: History". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "Historical Overview". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved December 12, 2017.

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