Lake Sakakawea


Lake Sakakawea, a reservoir on the Missouri River, makes up the entire northern border of McKenzie County. It’s the largest lake in North Dakota and the third largest in the United States. 

The lake is named in honor of the young Shoshone guide Sakakawea who served as an interpreter for Lewis and Clark as they explored this territory in the early 1800’s.  

The historic waters are still a favorite for explorers and offer recreation for water sports of all types. Pack your gear and enjoy your favorite water activities.