Tourist numbers at Lewis and Clark State Park are on the rise

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WILLISTON, N.D. - The Lewis and Clark State Park is a major attraction to locals and tourists.

"We do see quite a visitation on whether that be day use or through camping and then we have interpretive activities throughout the weekend," said Katie Ogden, Lewis and Clark State park ranger.

Roughly 52,000 visitors camped and sailed the beautiful lake of Sakakawea. Ogden says the priceless views are far cheaper than a hotel room.

"We had good visitation this summer. We did see a slight downturn with the construction off of Highway 1804, but we have provided alternative routes to our campers which has increased obviously their happiness and peace of mind coming down the road," said Ogden.

There are many activities guests here love to take part in, but the most popular are hiking and fishing.

"Biking, bird watching, we've got a lot of trails that are multi-use, multi-season trails so you can use them throughout the winter as well," said Ogden.

And while school is now back in session, Ogden believes that's not going to stop guests from visiting.

"It is Labor Day weekend coming up this week, so we are 100 percent at capacity already for the week. There are possibilities of cancellations so if people want to check in with us, we can look that up for them," said Ogden.

You're sure to find new adventures here at the park. Sept. 4 is the last day to make a reservation for the remainder of the Summer.