Lake Sakakawea is a diver's dream with 14 miles of water to explore with some interested wrecks to enjoy as well. Lake Sakakawea is home to a variety of different fish, including schooling carp, bass, and walleye, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout, plus perch and crappie.
No matter which portion of Lake Sakakawea you plan to enjoy, be sure to check in with one of the local dive shops, which offer trips to the dam face and tail race, which a great spot for drift is diving. Rock formations, as well as fossils, can be found on the lake bed, and there are many shallow bays where tall aquatic grasses shelter fish, turtles, frogs, crayfish, and other creatures are found.
Divers are recommended to wear a 5/7mm wetsuit in the warmer months and may way to opt for a drysuit.
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