North Dakota Hotel Reservations
Fort Stevenson State Park
Located near Garrison in central North Dakota, Fort Stevenson State Park is about 45 miles south of Minot via U.S. 83 and Highway 37 (look for the twin water towers marked “hot” and “cold"). The park (as well as Garrison) bills itself as the Walleye Capital of North Dakota.
With its location on Lake Sakakawea, the Governor’s Cup Walleye Fishing Derby and a slew of other fishing tournaments take place here. It also features a marina. Of course, the park is named after the original Fort Stevenson, which was established here in 1867 and was abandoned sixteen years later. A replica of the guardhouse offers interpretive exhibits, including on Lewis & Clark’s multiple campsites in the area.
The relatively new Fort Stevenson State Park Arboretum covers 438 acres and features over 50 native and non-native trees, plants, grasses, wildflowers, and more.
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