Named for the Shoshone-Hidatsa woman Sakakawea, it is the Largest man-made lake located entirely within the State of North Dakota, the second Largest in the United States by area after Lake Oahe, and the third Largest in the United States by volume, after Lake Mead and Lake Powell.
The lake is a popular regional recreation destination for fishing, camping, boating, hiking, and other outdoor water-based recreation. Public recreation areas, parks, and wildlife management areas surround the lake and are managed by several agencies and organizations including the Corps of Engineers, North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, and the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
*Every effort is given to ensure accuracy but because of the limited dataset available for this lake, the depths are approximate. Because of the scale and detail of the lake, it is only available as an Extra Large.