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Lake Sakakawea State Park


Located on the south shore of Lake Sakakawea, adjacent to Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea State Park offers a wide range of water based recreational activities and facilities. The park has a full service marina, including convenience store, boat and camper storage. For information on marina services contact the park directly at 701.487.3315. Two large boat ramps serve the park for access to the best salmon fishing on the lake.

Lake Sakakawea Aerial Photo

The lake itself is one of the three largest man-made reservoirs in the nation. It has a surface area of about 368,000 acres and is 178 miles long, reaching to Williston ND. As part of the Missouri River system, the reservoir was created in the 1950s with the completion of Garrison Dam, one of six main-stem dams built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, hydroelectric power, navigation and irrigation.

Lake Sakakawea Aerial Photo


For marina maps please see:
Lake Sakakawea Marina Overview Map
Detail Pier Slip Map.

For current slip rental rates and policies please see:
LSSP Slip Rental and Storage Rates sheet.
For questions concerning the marina or slip rentals, contact the park directly by at 701.487.3315 or e-mail at lssp@nd.gov.

Lake Sakakawea State Park offers a full-service marina:
Under the management of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. The marina has a functional elevation range from 1805msl to 1855msl and is protected by a concrete breakwater. Marina facilities are supported by Lakeshore convenience store, a gas dock, pump-out service, and boat and camper storage. A total of 74 slips ranging in size from 24-72 feet in length are available for seasonal rent along with 3 transient slips available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Lakeshore Store operates Daily from 8am to 9pm through Labor Day:
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Lakeshore store sells hand dipped ice cream, ice, beverages, pizzas, bait, tackle, clothing, camping gear and ND products. Wi-Fi is available inside the store and extends to the near-by dock areas. Personal Floatation Devices (PFD’s) are offered on loan for both adults and children.


1 mile north of Pick City, North Dakota. (Maps)

Nearby attractions

Garrison Dam and Fish HatcheryAudubon National Wildlife RefugeKnife River Indian Villages National Historic SitePick CityNorth Country Trail • Coal Mine and Power Plant tours • Golfing • Lewis and Clark Visitor Center • Sakakawea Scenic Byway

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