Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas. The park, of course, is named for the Corps of Discovery explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The expedition camped nearby on April 17, 1805, and an interpretive trail marker has been placed within the park to commemorate their historic journey through North Dakota. With the rise of Lake Sakakawea, the park's marina has reopened. Two rare fish species... the pallid sturgeon and the prehistoric-looking paddlefish... can occasionally be found in the lake's western reaches.