Lake Sakakawea is quickly becoming one of the country’s premier fishing destinations for both professional and recreational anglers alike.
Best known for producing record amounts of Walleye, the lake also offers Northern Pike, Salmon, Sauger and Smallmouth Bass. Lake Sakakawea doesn’t have an off-season and neither do we – Tobacco Gardens accommodates ice fishermen all winter.
The marina has two concrete boat ramps and multiple docks along the resort for Tobacco Garden visitors.
Spend the day out on the largest manmade lake in North America.
Its entire shoreline is open to the public allowing visitors to enjoy boating, sailing, wind surfing, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving. With 382,000 acres of open water, there is room for everyone to play!
Sakakawea Country is a hunters’ paradise with its tall prairie grass and abundant wetlands.
From upland game and waterfowl to big game whitetails and mule deer, the hunting opportunities are endless.
With quiet country roads, back trails and horizon views, North Dakota is the perfect destination for cross-country bike trips and hiking expeditions.
The rugged buttes of the Little Missouri National Grasslands are perfect for the mountain bike enthusiast.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, traveled from May 1804 to September 1806, was the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the United States.
Near “Birnt Hills Trail” [sic] just three miles north of Tobacco Gardens Resort & Marina, Captain Meriwether Lewis was shot while hunting for elk along the Missouri River. The following is an excerpt from the journal entry of Sergeant John Ordway:
about 12 oClock Capt. Lewis halted at a bottom on S. Side to kill Some Elk Peter Cruzatte a frenchman went out with Capt. Lewis they Soon found a gangue of Elk in a thicket. Capt. Lewis killed one and cruzatte killed two, and as he Still kept firing one of his balls hit Capt. Lewis in his back side and the ball passed through one Side of his buttock and the ball went out of the other Side of the other buttock and lodged at his overalls which wounded him bad.
August 11, 1806
Become an explorer yourself, and be sure to take a camera!