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Tank at the McVille Dam
Information about things to do and places to see in the area.

Surrounding area near McVille includes:

Stump Lake - located 7 miles west and 8 miles north of McVille.

Stump Lake Park

Stump Lake Park Picnic Shelter
Stump Lake Park Dance

The park is operated with the family in mind. It prides itself on being clean and green. There are hiking and biking trails with a variety of wildlife to watch. The playground, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and horseshoe courts are all available without charge. There is sports equipment available at nominal charge.

The large, wood pavilion is unique. Built in the classic seaside resort style over 70 years ago, it remains in mint condition. It is used for roller skating and there is a dance nearly every Saturday, (from square dancing to big band, teen dances, old time and wedding dances).

Stump Lake Park Cafe
Stump Lake Park Softball

The Park season is from Mother's Day to Labor Day. A modern cafe is open 7 days a week. The pub has on and off sale of beer. There are modern rest rooms and a new water system.

The 4th of July is a special weekend at the park. Along with the many family and organizations picnics, there is entertainment in the park followed by a free fireworks show. There is a horse show with over 30 events drawing riders from throughout North Dakota. Local amateur softball teams (adult and youth), compete in tournaments on most Sundays.


Stump Lake Campground

Stump Lake Park Campground
Stump Lake Park Campground

Located 12 miles south of Lakota on North Dakota #1, pavement extends into the park.  There is no entry fee to the park.

Modern rest rooms with free hot water showers (located near the playground).  Cafe open 7 days a week.

Gravel pads with electricity and water.  We have a new water supply.  There is a sewage disposal station.  Lighted and patrolled.  Park staff live  in the park during the season.

Pads are arranged so you can camp in a secluded, private area, or have several units together.  Some pads are drive through.  The campground is wooded and well drained.  Campfires are permitted, firewood is available. 

Park Manager  - 701-296-4561 / 701-322-4424
Website -

Snowmobile Trail

Snowmobile Toy Ride
Toy Ride Jan 16, 1999
The snowmobile trail in this area is part of the Southeast Lake Region Trail system. The complete trail system is over 300 miles. You can ride as far south as Finley and as far west as Churches Ferry. For a map, stop in to the Cenex station in McVille.
Snowmobile Safety Course
Snowmobile Teen Run
Teen Run Dec 29, 1995
Snowmobile Hospital Run
Hospital Run, Feb 24, 1996


Silver Creek Dam

Northern Pike from Silver Creek Dam
These 3 Northern were caught at Silver Creek Dam, west of McVille.




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