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Lake Sakakawea State Park

7 Reviews

About This Campground

Lake Sakakawea State Park is situated near the Garrison Dam, on the southeastern shore of North Dakota’s largest man-made lake. Located just outside of Pick City, the park was established in 1965 under a different name. In 1973 it was expanded and renamed for Sakakawea (also written Sacagawea), the…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Group
  • Cabins

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 35 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

7 Reviews of Lake Sakakawea State Park

Ratings Breakdown

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Kyle O.
Reviewed May. 27, 2019

One of our favorite places to camp!

This is a great campground that is well maintained. Elbow woods, sanish, and van hook loops all have 30/50 amp and water for campers, there is also a primitive loop. Elbow woods is more spaced out and has great views of the lake. Group spots here are fun but you need to book the day they come…

Stacey B.
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2018

Love the primitive camp area!

Every year I head up to ND and make sure a camping trip to Lake Sakakawea is on the agenda. I always stay in the primitive no hook up section. It is nicely mowed (if you stay more than 3 days in a row there is a good chance they will mow around your site) and they also spray for bugs. Each site has…

  • Sun going down while fishing.
Month of VisitAugust
Jacey B.
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2018

Gorgeous , peaceful little slice of the Dakota’s

This is my favorite campground in North Dakota ! Always clean and neat. The waters are beautiful. National fish hatchery nearby, along with the Garrison dam. Breath taking views from the Elbowwoods loop!

Site110
Month of VisitJuly

Location

Lake Sakakawea State Park is located in North Dakota

Coordinates

47.53060198 N
101.446818 W

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About This Campground

Lake Sakakawea State Park is situated near the Garrison Dam, on the southeastern shore of North Dakota’s largest man-made lake. Located just outside of Pick City, the park was established in 1965 under a different name. In 1973 it was expanded and renamed for Sakakawea (also written Sacagawea), the Lemhi Shoshone woman who aided Lewis and Clark on their expedition across the American West. Today, the park is largely known for its water activities, including paddling and windsurfing, as well as some of North Dakota’s premiere walleye, northern pike and Chinook salmon fishing.

The year-round campground at Lake Sakakawea State Park is located on the east side of an odd-shaped peninsula ringed with coves and small bays. Four camping areas offers more than 200 tent, RV and group campsites near the lakeshore. The modern tent and RV camp areas have electrical and water hookups, restrooms with flush toilets and showers, playgrounds and an amphitheater; a dump station is located near the park entrance. The primitive tent area has vault toilets. All campsites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings. Dogs are welcome, but must remain leashed. Campsite rates are $17–$30.

There is no shortage of activities to occupy your days right within the park. More than 6 miles of hiking and biking trails explore the woods and lakeshore, and are perfect for birdwatching and wildlife sighting. The park also provides access to the 4,600-mile North Country Trail for those looking for a little longer outing. Bike rentals are available. For water time, the park has two boat launches, a fishing dock, fish cleaning station, and a swim beach. Picnic shelters are located around the park, and an onsite convenience store sells fishing tackle, snacks, drinks, and camping gear.

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