Fort Stevenson State Park is nestled in the bluffs along the north shore of Lake Sakakawea. With miles of trails, a wide variety of rental equipment, breathtaking views and year-round special events, there is always something fun to do.

Fort Stevenson is three miles south of Garrison, the “Walleye Capital” of North Dakota, and is a preferred spot to experience a great day on the lake. Boaters will find excellent facilities, including two marinas with boat ramp access, boat rentals and fish cleaning facilities.

The park is named after a late 1800s fort that served as a supply depot for other military posts in the Dakota Territory. Park visitors can learn about the military past by visiting the park museum or by attending the Frontier Military Days event in June.


Fort Stevenson State Park North Dakota
1252A 41st Ave NW, Garrison, ND 58540, United States



Open year round.


There are three locations in Fort Stevens State Park that require a Day-Use pass ($5.00 per vehicle). They are the North and South parking areas of Coffenbury Lake and the Historic Area located at the north end of the park, along the Columbia River.


Contact Details

Phone: (701) 337-5576


Official Website: Fort Stevenson State Park North Dakota


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Fort Stevenson State Park:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


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