Mainprize

Park Info

Season:
Golf: May 1-September 30 Camping: May 15-September 15
Park Entry:
$10.00 per day, $27.00 for 3 day entry, $27.00 for a weekend entry.
Payment Information:
Cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard accepted.
GPS:
49.37532 -103.58811
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Park Description

Mainprize Regional Park was molded out of the rolling, prairie wool covered hills and is located adjacent to the Rafferty Reservoir which is a 55 km long body of water created by the building of the Rafferty Dam just west of Estevan.

Today the park is a hub of activity driven by the development of 4 home/cottage subdivisions, 38 park model/R.V. sites, 170 full season campsites, 50 short term campsites and an 18 hole professionally designed links golf course. The course is back in pristine condition following the flood of 2011. A privately owned and operated Bed and Breakfast plus 9 overnight rental cabins gives you the opportunity to stay and play just one more day.

The concrete boat launch (4 place) and the launch store stocked with all fishing and confectionery items will add to your days boating experience. The excellent walleye, pike and perch fishing has made the lake one of Saskatchewan's fishing hotspots.

If a lazy day in the sun is in order, the beach has 6 sun shelters equipped with picnic tables, barbecues and a large irrigated grassed area. The park is truthfully an oasis amidst the provinces oil patch and those that have tested their golf skills on the links claim - it is the only place in Saskatchewan that you can get a peek of Scotland.


Local Services

Midale: Quick Stop Fuel and Confectionery, Good Fortune (Asian Cuisine), Mainprize Manor Medical Services.

Weyburn: 18 hole golf course, numerous hotels and restaurants, hospital.

Estevan: 18 hole golf course, nine hole executive golf course, numerous hotels and restaurants, hospital.


Park / Area History

Mainprize Regional Park was named after Dr. William Mainprize who faithfully served the Midale community for over 50 years. The old Regional Park was formed in 1961 and was located in the Souris River Valley west and south of Midale. The building of the Rafferty Dam at Estevan flooded the valley which meant the end of DOC'S OLD PARK. A new location upstream 5 kms, on to higher ground, was selected and now the park compliments the 55 kms of water created by the dam. Over 20 million walleye were stocked in the reservoir (1992-1999). Subdivisions were started, an 18 hole golf course was opened, campgrounds and overnight accommodations have been developed along with many other services. Doc's little church was purposely located in the center of the new park to ensure he is continuously watching over us.


Barrier Free Access

Facilities that are accessible: Campground shower and washroom; grassed area on the beach with cement sidewalk to the sand compliments accessibility; change house and bathrooms on the beach; golf clubhouse; Pederson Place Building

Policies

Domestic animals on leash at all times, animals are not allowed on the beach or in public buildings. Pooper scooper rules in effect.
Trail bikes are not allowed in the park. Short term campers are not allowed to bring quads and/or side by sides into the park. Fireworks are not allowed in the park unless cleared by Authority. The harbour area is considered a boating “no wake zone”. To operate a power cart you must be minimum 16 years old with a valid drivers licence. Discharging grey water or septic from an RV anywhere in the park other than the RV disposal site will result in immediate eviction.

 Events

Description Date Amount
Canada Day Celebrations – Slo Pitch Tournament, air park for childern, public weiner roast on the beach, quad / side by side / golf cart parade, professional fireworks. July 1 $10.00/Park Entry/Day Pass
May long weekend pancake breakfast Sunday Free

Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
15 Amp Only (Prices Same In Overflow) Daily $30.00
15 Amp Only (Prices Same In Overflow) Weekly $180.00
15 Amp Only (Prices Same In Overflow) Monthly $780.00
30 Amp Only Daily $33.00
30 Amp Only Weekly $198.00
30 Amp Only Monthly $858.00
30 Amp with Water & Sewer (All Full Season Tenants)
30 Amp with Water & Sewer Metered Seasonal $1700.00 + Power
30 Amp with Water & Sewer Non Metered Seasonal $1900.00
30 Amp with Water (Same For Group) Daily $36.00
30 Amp with Water (Same For Group) Weekly $216.00
30 Amp with Water (Same For Group) Monthly $936.00
50 Amp with Water & Sewer Metered Seasonal $1900.00 + Power
50 Amp with Water & Sewer Non Metered Seasonal $2100.00
Unserviced Sites Daily $22.00
Unserviced Sites Weekly $132.00
Unserviced Sites Monthly $572.00

 Golfing Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Adult Green Fee Midweek 9 Holes $24.00
Adult Green Fee Midweek 18 Holes $35.00
Adult Green Fee Weekend 9 Holes $29.00
Adult Green Fee Weekend 18 Holes $40.00
Junior Green Fee Midweek & Weekends 9 Holes $14.00
Junior Green Fee Midweek & Weekends 9 Holes $20.00
10 Round Punch Card 9 Holes $261.00
10 Round Punch Card 18 Holes $360.00
Corporate Gold Membership 90 – 18 Hole Rounds with Cart $3900.00
Corporate Bronze Membership 90 – 18 Hole Rounds (Rent Cart at Club Prices) $2100.00
Golf Membership Single Adult Seasonal $950.00
Golf Membership Couples Seasonal $1800.00
Golf Membership Family Seasonal $1900.00
Golf Membership Junior (18 & Under) Seasonal $220.00
Golf Membership Student (Proof of Post Secondary) Seasonal $375.00
Midweek Adult Golf Memberships Seasonal $625.00
Midweek Adult Golf Memberships Couples Seasonal $1150.00
Driving Range Per Small Basket $5.00
Driving Range Per Large Basket $7.00
Driving Range Small Basket Punch Card $45.00
Driving Range Large Basket Punch Card $63.00
Golf Clubs Rentals Per Round $7.00
Power Cart Punch Card 10 – 9 Hole Rounds $261.00
Power Cart Punch Card 10 – 18 Hole Rounds $360.00
Power Cart Rental Season Pass Single Rider $500.00
Power Cart Rental Season Pass Couples $960.00
Power Cart Rentals – Fri to Sun, & Mon on Long Weekends) 9 Holes $29.00
Power Cart Rentals – Fri to Sun, & Mon on Long Weekends) 18 Holes $40.00
Power Cart Rentals – Monday to Thursday 9 Holes $24.00
Power Cart Rentals – Monday to Thursday 18 Holes $35.00
Private Power Cart Trackage 9 Holes $14.00
Private Power Cart Trackage 18 Holes $18.00
Private Power Cart Trackage Season Pass $275.00
Pull Carts Per Day $5.00
Pederson Place Hall Rental Per Day – Cancellation/Damage Fee Required on Booking $250.00 $300.00
Pederson Place Hall Rental 2 Day Rental $450.00
Pederson Place Hall Rental 3 Day Rental $600.00
Pederson Place Hall Rental Damage Deposit Damage/Cancellation $250.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood Per Bundle $8.00
Boat Launch Pass Daily $10.00
Boat Launch Pass Seasonal $45.00
Gas BBQ Rental $30.00
Large Coal BBQ Rental Per Day – Plus Coals $30.00
Pederson Place Hall Rental Per Hour $50.00
Propane Grill Rental $50.00
Seasonal Mooring Fee Include Launch Pass $400.00

 

 

  • Ball Diamonds
  • Boat Launch
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fire Wood
  • Gasoline and/or Propane Services
  • Golf Course Club House (Licensed)
  • Group Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Showers
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Boat, Canoe and/or kayak rentals
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Concession
  • Fish Filleting
  • Golf Course 18 Hole Grass Greens
  • Golf Course Pro Shop
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Playground
  • Security
  • Swimming Area
  • Washrooms (Outhouse)
  • Beach Area
  • Cabin Rental
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Driving Range
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course Club House (Food Service)
  • Groceries and Supplies
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Volleyball Court

Camping

The campground is located within a 10 minute walking distance from the golf course, store, beach and boat launch. The campgrounds include: 170 full service sites all occupied by full season tenants, 50 short term sites which include 30 amp with water, 30 amp only and 15 amp only. 38 new park model/R.V. sites are being developed for the 2016 season (call for details). Bathroom/shower facility is located in the centre of the campground. The facility is cleaned daily and is wheelchair accessible. Two new playground facilities compliment the campground.


Group Camping

Our group camping area has 4 electric pedestals with 30 amp and 15 amp outlets in each with potable water. There is a camp kitchen with a potable water outlet and a 15 amp power outlet at one corner. The camp kitchen compliments a fire pit on one side and the main playground area on the other side. A 10 minute walk will get you to the shower building, store, beach or golf course.

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Golf

The golf course is a professionally designed links style facility. All 18 holes are in great condition along with the 3 practice holes that provide beginners and families with an experience free of the pressures of a normal golf course.

The western style clubhouse supports a pro shop, kitchen, licensed lounge and deck. The Pederson Place Building, adjacent to the clubhouse, provides 5000 sq. ft. of indoor area plus 3000 sq. ft. of deck area for large golf tournaments and family reunions.

The course features a putting green, power carts, irrigated driving range, comfortable yardage for all levels of players, four tee boxes on each fairway that provide comfortable yardage for all levels of players, licensed lounge and deck. With a wide choice of yardage and faster speed of play, this facility is a great place for your company or group tournament.

  • 18 Hole Grass Greens
  • Clubhouse with Pro Shop and Full Kitchen
  • Licensed Lounge and Deck
  • Driving Range and Practice Putting Green
  • Pull/Power Cart Rentals
  • Large Tournament Facility
  • Tee Time Reservations
  • Men’s Club Thursdays
  • Ladies Club Wednesdays
  • New Washroom Facilities on Course
  • Club House Meeting Room

Swimming

The man made beach is located along the north shore of the harbour directly across from the store and boat launch area. Next to the water is a generous area of sand, complimented by a half an acre of irrigated grass, to play your favourite game on or to just lay back on and take on some rays. A beach volleyball net is situated on the sand. Within the grassed portion there are 6 day shelters equipped with fire pits and picnic tables.

For wheelchair accessibility a cement sidewalk runs down the middle of the grassed area right to the sand. There are men and ladies change rooms, bathrooms with flush toilets and two outdoor showers adjacent to the grassed area. Ample parking space is available right next to the day shelters and is accessed by a road from the store, a road from the Harbour View Subdivision or from a cart path leading to the campground. There is no lifeguard on duty and we do not offer swimming lessons.

Playground/Recreation Activities

The parks 2 main playgrounds features new Blue Imp play facilities that offers recreation for all ages of children. The new playground is located beside the shower/bathroom facility and the other is located beside CAMP E. The ball diamond is located in the bowl area and the secondary diamonds are located next to the Woody’s Flying Field. The flying field is an area of manicured grass where the locals test their skills in operating remote control air craft.

Boating and Fishing

For anglers and recreational boaters the boat launch facility at Mainprize has become a major access on to the 55 kms of water provided by the Rafferty Reservoir. The Park itself is located on the shoreline where the three source rivers (Souris, Roughbark and Jewell) meet and flow into the Rafferty. The fish stocks (walleye, pike, and perch) have matured over the years and to date some of the walleye have reached 9 lbs. and pike up to 34 lbs. The rivers and the numerous bays offer miles of unexplored shoreline for canoeist and kayak enthusiasts along with excellent habitat for the Grebe, Cormorants, numerous species of Ducks and Teals, White Pelican, Canada Geese, Mule Deer and the occasional Moose. Wildlife observers have remarked that it feels like they have touched nature by the hand. The numerous winding inlets and sandy points provide skiers and wake borders with their own private beaches or a group of anglers with a nice quiet spot to have a swim and cook up the mornings catch.

Hiking/Nature Trails

We converted the old “Chandler Rail” bed into a walking trail! This rail line ran through the Souris Valley years ago. A section of it runs right through the park and forms the northern boundary of our entire campground and two fairways on the golf course. It is approximately 1 km long and gives you an elevated view of our camping facilities and a portion of the golf course.

Additional Features

Privately owned and operated:

The Harbour View Bed and Breakfast
5 theme rooms (306) 458-2504
Rafferty Outfitter (306) 458-7332

Bentwood Cabins and Store:
9 rental cabins (306) 459-2225, (306) 861-8414
Laundromat and paddle boat rentals

Marina slips available in harbour (306) 861-7315