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Sakakawea Lake
Garrison Project
P.O. Box 527
Riverdale, ND 58565-0527
Phone: (701) 654-7411

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See the Sakakawea Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: From Bismarck, ND, 70 miles north via US 83 and ND 200.

Factoid: Garrison Dam, ND is located 75 miles northwest of Bismarck on the Missouri River. Lake Sakakawea is 178 miles long with 1,340 miles of shoreline and extends from Riverdale to Trenton. There are 35 recreation areas around Lake Sakakawea offering outdoor recreation opportunities such as camping, boating, fishing, sailing and hunting. The lake is an important resting stop for whooping cranes and a nesting area for the least tern and piping plover.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COVID-19 Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information. Updated: 3/21/23

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

35 Recreation areas at Sakakawea Lake

 Recreation Area Column Header Image Area Status  Campsite Column Header Image  Lodging Column Header Image  Showers Column Header Image  Ramps Column Header Image  Marina Column Header Image  Fishing Column Header Image  Picnic Column Header Image  Playground Column Header Image  Swimming Column Header Image  Trails Column Header Image
American Legion Park E     X   D A G GS      
Beaver Creek N     X   D GS      
Beulah Bay E N D   X X X D C GS X    
Charging Eagle E N     X   C        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Deep Water Creek                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Douglas Creek                
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Downstream  Link ro reservation at   $   X     P   X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area East Totten Trail  Link ro reservation at   $       D C A   X    
Fort Stevenson State Park E N D   X X X D C G GS X BE B I CC M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Government Bay         C        
Hazen Bay E N G D   X X   C GS X    
Indian Hills E N D     X X D C GS     M
Lake Sakakawea State Park E N G D   X X X C G GS X BE M
Lake Shore Park E D   X X X C GS X    
Lake Trenton E N D   X X   C A G GS X    
Lewis and Clark State Park E N G D   X X X C G GS X BE I M
Little Beaver E G D     X   C A G GS X    
Little Egypt N           G GS      
Little Missouri       X            
Little Muddy       X   D A G GS      
Mckenzie Bay E N G D   X X   C   X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Missouri River Ramp         C P        
New Town E N D   X X X C GS X    
Parshall Bay E N   X X X D C G GS X    
Pouch Point Bay E N D   X X            
Riverdale Overlook             A G GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Spillway Overlook             G GS      
Sportsmen's Centennial E N   X X   C GS X    
Tobacco Garden E N D   X X   C A G GS X    
Van Hook Area E N G D   X X   D C        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area West Tailrace           P        
West Totten Trail       X            
White Earth Bay E N D     X X D C        
White Tail Bay N   X X X D C A       I
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Wolf Creek  Link ro reservation at   $       C   X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails *
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

* Bike trails upgraded with help from International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Visit for more information.

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