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Lewis and Clark State Park
Location Williams County, North Dakota, United States
Nearest city Williston, North Dakota
Area 524.81 acres (212.38 ha)
Elevation 1,900 ft (580 m)
Designation North Dakota state park
Established 1973
Administrator North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Website Lewis and Clark State Park

Lewis and Clark State Park is a public recreation area occupying 525 acres (212 ha) on the north shore of the upper reaches of Lake Sakakawea 18 miles (29 km) east of Williston in Williams County, North Dakota. The state park offers fishing, boating, camping, and picnicking.

History

The park is named for Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the leaders of the Corps of Discovery, which camped near here on April 17, 1805. The North Dakota state parks department added three park units on Lake Sakakawea after the state legislature authorized the leasing of land from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1971. Lake Sakakawea and Lewis and Clark state parks were established in 1973; Fort Stevenson State Park near Garrison was established in 1974.

Activities and amenities

The park features a marina with slips for rental, a swimming beach, campground. cabins, and nine miles (14 km) of trails for hiking and mountain biking.

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