Board Meeting Notice

The fall meeting of the Friends of Lake Sakakawea Board of Directors will take place at 9:30 am, Wednesday, September 27 at the Visitors’ Center, National Fish Hatchery, Riverdale, ND. If you plan on attending, please contact Rod Gilmore ( or 701-527-0027) so that we may have an accurate count for lunch. Presentations will include updates from the US Corps of Engineers, ND Game and Fish Department, Missouri River Joint Water Board and Board members.

The Friends of Lake Sakakawea

The Friends of Lake Sakakawea works to make North Dakota’s Great Lake by building upon the recreational, economic, and environmental opportunities of Lake Sakakawea.

Become a FriendState, National Groups Applaud Bipartisan LAKES Act

We principally achieve our work through…


Advocating for sensible lake management and reasonable conservation of Lake Sakakawea’s resources.


Protecting water quality for residents who depend on Lake Sakakawea for drinking water and raising awareness to stop the introduction of Aquatic Nuisance Species.


Ensuring access for boaters, anglers, and recreationists.


Investing in improvements that enhance Lake Sakakawea’s quality of place and the experience of all users and visitors.


Promoting Lake Sakakawea’s full recreational and economic potential.

Updates & News

State, National Groups Applaud Bipartisan LAKES Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), member of the Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, announced broad support for the Lake Access Keeping Economies...

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2023 Elk Season – North Dakota Elk Tag Auction

2023 Elk Season – North Dakota Elk Tag Auction

The Friends of Lake Sakakawea have been awarded a North Dakota Elk Tag for the 2023 Elk season. This tag is: • Good for either sex elk during both the bow & rifle seasons, restricted to bow for bow season • Is valid for any 2023 elk unit & the remainder of the...

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Friends of Lake Sakakawea
PO Box 1853
Bismarck, ND 58502

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The Friends of Lake Sakakawea is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All memberships and contributions are tax deductible. We operate entirely off of the support of people like you.