At 124 hectare, Lake Sakakawea is the largest man-made lake in state and the third largest in the country. It is a total of 286 kilometres long and stretches through six counties in central North Dakota.
The lake sits along the Missouri River around 80 kilometres from the capital city of Bismarck. Its 2,120 kilometre shoreline offers plenty of recreational activities, drawing tourists from all over the country and beyond.
Lake Sakakawea is surrounded by parks, wildlife management areas, wildlife refuges and recreation areas. Fishing, boating and camping are the lakeÃ¢ÂÂs most popular activities, though there are also picnic areas, swimming beaches and hiking trails.