Lewis and Clark State Park

North Dakota



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 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. Lake Sakakawea offers excellent fishing (Walleye, Sauger, and Northern Pike) and boating opportunities. The park also offers a swimming beach with washed sand. Two rare fish species, the pallid sturgeon and the prehistoric-looking paddlefish, can occasionally be found in the lake's western reaches. Guests of all ages and preferences will love this quaint, gorgeous location by the marina, and you will have a wedding photoshoot you will cherish and delight in for years to come. Set up a billowing white tent on the lawn and utilize the best of North Dakota nature for a stunning wedding.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 128 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 128 guests

Time Restrictions

Events must end by 10:30PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $50 to $75 for a ceremony and reception and includes a full day rental. A refundable security deposit of $200 is required. The venue is only available from May through September for wedding bookings. The tent rental is not included with the park and must be rented through an outside rental company.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Lewis and Clark State Park is estimated at between $2,120 and $3,650 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Tables included
Outdoor BBQ's
Public restrooms available

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by 10:30PM
Boat rentals are available for a fee (available starting in 2017)
(2) Camping cabins available