The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

Story of Fort Peck.

Typical terrain around the lake.

It is hard to show the size of the lake.

Panning views.


Part of the dam.

Tells how Clark named the Milk River.

The spillway in the distance and Signal Hill in the background.

The inlet of the spillway, a structure bigger than most some dams.

The outlet part of the spillway.

The generating plant below the dam.

The offices at Fort Peck.

Quarters now a hotel.

The typical streets around the parade grounds.

An active theater at the fort.

We took a 40 mile round trip to Ft. Peck Dam on the Missouri River. It is a very impressive Lake in the middle of nowhere. It also had some areas that were visited by Lewis and Clark, such as communication hill and the Milk River that they named.

Fort Peck Dam as the largest embankment dam in the United States with the fifth largest man-made reservoir. Fort Peck Dam was completed in 1937 and contains 1.25 billion cubic yards of earth, and extends four miles. The Spillway structure is as impressive as the Dam itself. We could not get a picture that gives any credit to the size of the lake itself.

Fort Peck community is laid out like most old forts with a parade field in the center and neat old buildings surrounding it. It has a theater that has stage plays nightly, now doing Shrek. Exciting in a place where fishing is your only other option.

Tomorrow - Our intent was to continue on to Williston ND., but read that rv sites were hard to come by because of the oil boom there. So we are headed south to Medora ND. entrance to the Teddy Roosevelt Nat'l Park.

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