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Lewis and Clark State Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Epping
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas. The park, of course, is named for the Corps of Discovery explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The expedition camped nearby on April 17, 1805, and an interpretive trail marker has been placed within the park to commemorate their historic journey through North Dakota. Lake Sakakawea offers excellent fishing (Walleye, Sauger, and Northern Pike) and boating opportunities. The park also offers a swimming beach with washed sand. Two rare fish species, the pallid sturgeon and the prehistoric-looking paddlefish, can occasionally be found in the lake's western reaches.
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a hard time finding the location but when we did it was very nice. There was a very nice lady ranger that helped us with weather updates. The campground was very nice along with very clean showers. We wanted water and electrical hookups but ended up with electrical only. We had to work hard to get that working. We stayed in a tent at this location. Was suitable for tenting.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank janelle h
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ManagerLCSP, Manager at Lewis and Clark State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Good Morning Janelle H,
Park Staff strives to provide the best experience possible for our campers. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the park, the staff, and the accommodations. We do hope you come visit us again.
Thank you for commenting!

Manager LCSP

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Having stayed at the very nice Ft. Abraham Lincoln State Park near Bismarck, we were hopeful that Lewis & Clark would be equally nice. The campground ended up being quite nice with pretty good sites, many with electricity and water. There were also showers available. However, the scenery is not nearly as nice. It is located approximately twenty miles east of Williston along the shores of Lake Sacawea which is really part of the dammed up Missouri River. It may be good for boating or fishing, but the night that we were there it was extremely windy, not really fit for doing anything. Many times through the night I thought that our tent was going to become launched into flight. It is an OK place to stop if passing through the area, but I would not recommend it as a destination.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Stayed in park in our motorhome for about a week while we explored area. Great Wi-Fi in campground and have easy pull thrus. Marina was pretty and looked clean. Little store was good too and park rangers very nice and helpful. Got really crowded for weekend on Friday night. All in all nice campground.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice Campground with lots of sites available in the middle of the week. Lots of flies. Don't use site 34 pull through unless you have at least 75 feet of hose for the water spicket. The lake is very pretty and quite large. If you're heading East from this park, don't use County Road 15 to get back up to US route 2 as it's all dirt and gravel and doesn't save any time.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you want to get out on Lake Sacawea, this is one of the better places to go out of Williston. But that's just about all that's there. there a four information panels on Lewis and Clark, but don't go out there just for that. Minimal items available at the "general store" ranger station and the kayak rentals are for kids under 10 if the kids are small. The lake is just too rough for open kayaks anyway. An good place to put in your boat, but that's about it.

Date of experience: August 2016
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