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Fishing At Lake Sakakawea

AKA: Sakakawea Reservoir

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Fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, Chinook salmon, northern pike and sauger at Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota.

Created by by Garrison Dam on the Missouri River, Lake Sakakawea is home to quality walleye and smallie fishing, plus big pike and salmon. This giant, 368,000-acre lake is located in the west-central part of the state, stretching from Garrison to Williston. If you like fishing the shallows around the shore, there is over 1,300 miles of shoreline to explore. If you like structure fishing or trolling, there is almost 180 miles of river channel, ledges and humps. In addition to bass, walleye, pike and salmon, the lake has healthy populations of catfish and sauger. Well over a dozen boat launch ramps are scattered up and down the lake for boat access from either the north or the south side of the lake. Kayaks and canoes can be launched from many of the public access areas, parks and campgrounds. Several marinas provide boating services, some with rental boats.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Sakakawea

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Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Chinook salmon Northern pike Sauger

Lake Sakakawea Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Sakakawea State Park Campground - 701 487-3315

Downstream Campground - 701 654-7701

Morning Star Campground - 701 654-7636

Wolf Creek Campground - 701 654-7411

Fort Stevenson State Park Campground - 701 337-5576

Parshall Bay Campground - 701 654-7411

Brendle's Bay Campground - 701 862-3611

Van Hook Resort Campground - 701 627-3377

New Town Marina Campground - 701 627-3900

Little Beaver Campground - 530 534-6500

Lewis and Clark State Park Campground - 701 859-3071

Dakota Waters Resort Campground - 701 873-5800

Stoney Hill RV Park - 701 337-2026

Lake Sakakawea ND Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Lake Sakakawea State Park
781 42 1/2 Ave NW
Hazen, ND 58545
701 487-3315

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