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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.

The park, of course, is named for the Corps of Discovery explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The expedition camped nearby on April 17, 1805, and an interpretive trail marker has been placed within the park to commemorate their historic journey through North Dakota.

Lake Sakakawea at LCSP

Lake Sakakawea offers excellent fishing (Walleye, Sauger, and Northern Pike) and boating opportunities. The park also offers a swimming beach with washed sand.

Two rare fish species, the pallid sturgeon and the prehistoric-looking paddlefish, can occasionally be found in the lake's western reaches.

Lake Sakakawea at LCSP



For marina maps please see:
Marina overview map
Marina details map

For Lewis and Clark State Park slip rental rates please see:
LCSP Slip Rental and Storage Rates
For questions concerning the marinas or slip rentals, contact the park directly at 701.859.3071 or email at lcsp@nd.gov.

Lewis and Clark State Park Marina houses 40 slips:
Ranging from 20ft to 50ft in length and protected by a rock breakwater.  Two piers are available; Pier 1 slips are 20 feet to 28 feet and Pier 2 slips are 46 feet and 50 feet.  The Marina offers fuel (unleaded) and a septic pump out service on the water.  Navigable water levels are 1830MSL and above.  The concession store is open 9am to 8pm Monday through Sunday during the summer season and 9am to 5:30pm during the winter months.  Ice, firewood, tackle, clothing, souvenirs, and snacks as well as restrooms are available.  Canoe and kayak rentals are offered during normal store hours during the summer season.  Dry storage is available for both summer and winter seasons. The park staff can be reached by telephone at 701-859-3071 or by e-mail at lcsp@nd.gov.


Lewis and Clark State Park is located 19 miles southeast of Williston on Highway 1804. (Maps)

Nearby attractions

Buffalo Trails Museum • Ft. Union Trading Post National Historic Site • Ft. Buford State Historic Site • Red Mike Golf Course • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit • Writing Rock State Historic Site • Missouri & Yellowstone rivers • Lake Sakakawea

Trail Types

Hiking Symbol Biking Symbol Cross Country Skiing Symbol Snowshoeing Symbol Interpretive Symbol