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.

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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

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Join or renew your tax-deductible membership today

The good news is 2020 will soon be over. The bad news is many things will still carry over into 2021. For Lake Sakakawea, it’s the current severe drought. The Friends of Lake Sakakawea was born in response to a drought so we are ever vigilant as to a drought’s impact...

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Membership matters

Big changes are coming to the Friends of Lake Sakakawea. One change promises to secure the organization's financial future and its ability to contribute even more to the betterment of the lake area. The second change will connect members and the public to what's...

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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.