Lake Oahe is located in south central North Dakota and was formed by the damming of the Missouri River near Pierre, SD. The lake is 230 miles long with a shoreline of 2,250 miles and its northern end is just south of Bismarck, the state capital.
The surrounding area is rich in historic sites--Fort Rice, various trading posts, and several Lewis and Clark campsites. In addition, outdoor recreation abounds with activities including boating, camping, fishing, hunting, picnicking, swimming, and water-skiing. Fishing for walleyes and hunting for ducks and geese are the main draws for the lake's sportsmen.