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.
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