Crow Flies High State Recreation Area Article

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Crow Flies High State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Crow Flies High State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Crow Flies High State Recreation Area
Location in North Dakota
Location Mountrail, North Dakota, United States
Coordinates 47°58′57″N 102°32′45″W / 47.98250°N 102.54583°W / 47.98250; -102.54583
CROW FLIES HIGH STATE RECREATION AREA Latitude and Longitude:

47°58′57″N 102°32′45″W / 47.98250°N 102.54583°W / 47.98250; -102.54583
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Area253 acres (102 ha)
Elevation2,087 ft (636 m) [1]
EstablishedUnspecified
Governing bodyNorth Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Website Crow Flies High State Recreation Area

Crow Flies High State Recreation Area is a day-use state park in Mountrail County, North Dakota, west of the community of New Town. The site provides scenic views of Lake Sakakawea. Signs describe the location's role in local history, including its significance in the explorations of Lewis and Clark. The footprint of the drowned town of Sanish, now lost below the reservoir's waves, can be seen at times of low water. [2]

The park is named after Hidatsa Indian chief Crow Flies High. [3]:238

References

  1. ^ a b "Crow Flies High Butte Historic Site". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Crow Flies High State Recreation Area". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  3. ^ Meyer, Roy W. (1977): The Village Indians of the Upper Missouri. The Mandans, Hidatsas, and Arikara. Lincoln and London.