Lewis and Clark State Park covers a total area of 490 acres on the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea Williams County, North Dakota. This state park offers a beautiful backdrop of the rugged North Dakota Badlands with several stunning buttes being part of the majestic view.
The park is named after two leaders of the Corps of Discovery, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who camped in a place marked within the park on April 17, 1805. To commemorate the explorer's historic journey, an interpretive trail was established within the park close to where the explorers traveled. To get to Lewis and Clark State Park, just travel 19 miles Southeast of Williston on Highway 1804.
Besides the natural splendor of the North Dakota badlands, there are several other features that make the Lewis and Clark State Park one of the states most popular recreational areas. First, the park houses marinas with 40 slips for rent. There is a swimming beach for those that like to swim and there are camping grounds for those that love camping and picnicking. If you love to fish, there are a wide variety of species in the lake's waters including Pallid Sturgeon, Paddlefish, Walleye, Sauger, and Northern Pike. Additionally, if you love to hike, there are some trails that you can enjoy.
Some of the other amenities that the park has to offer include a 73-site campground, sleeping cabins, playgrounds, picnic shelters, boat ramps, RV dump station, showers, electrical, and WiFi. There is also a concession store within the park where you can purchase souvenirs, clothing, ice, firewood, and snacks. Restrooms are also available for use.
Pets are allowed at the park, meaning that you can bring your doggie with you to the park. If you decide to do so, there is no extra charge for your furry friend. You will, however, be asked to follow standard park guidelines for bringing your dog into any North Dakota state park. Some of the important rules to observe include the following: Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet long or must be in a secure enclosure and must be attended to always. Dogs are not allowed in designated swimming areas and should not enter buildings at the park. Also, you must clean up after your dog immediately and keep your dog well-behaved during your stay at the park.