Lewis and Clark State Park (North Dakota) Article

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Lewis and Clark State Park
Map showing the location of Lewis and Clark State Park
Map showing the location of Lewis and Clark State Park
Location in North Dakota
Location Williston, North Dakota, Williams, North Dakota, United States
Coordinates 48°06′56″N 103°14′34″W / 48.11556°N 103.24278°W / 48.11556; -103.24278
LEWIS AND CLARK STATE PARK (NORTH DAKOTA) Latitude and Longitude:

48°06′56″N 103°14′34″W / 48.11556°N 103.24278°W / 48.11556; -103.24278
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Area490 acres (200 ha)
Elevation1,900 ft (580 m) [1]
Established1973
Governing bodyNorth Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Website Lewis and Clark State Park

Lewis and Clark State Park is a public recreation area occupying 490 acres (200 ha) on the north shore of the far western, upper reaches of Lake Sakakawea in Williams County, North Dakota. The state park, which is 19 miles east of Williston, is used for fishing, boating, camping, and picnicking. [2]

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. [2] 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. [3]

Activities and amenities

The park has a marina with slips for rental, a swimming beach, and more than eight miles of multi-use, non-motorized trails. Overnight accommodations are available at a 73-site campground and two camping cabins.

References

  1. ^ a b "Lewis and Clark State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Lewis and Clark State Park". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "Historical Overview". North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved December 11, 2017.

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