Synonymous with recreation is Lake Sakakawea. As one of North America's top walleye lakes, Lake Sakakawea offers some of the best fishing in the upper Midwest. Other than walleye, though, the big lake has it all: Trout, salmon, northern pike, sauger, and small-mouth bass to name a few.
To challenge that sporting fisherman there
is no better opportunity than trying to catch that elusive walleye than
in the Dakota Walleye Classic. The
annual tournament, sponsored by the Beulah Chamber of Commerce, prides
itself as the largest prize payoff on the lake. The tournament has
expanded to over 180 two-man teams and registration starts January 12.
But wait! There's more! Upland game hunting offers grouse, pheasant, partridge, wild turkey, and doves. Besides waterfowl hunting, there's big game in the area including whitetail, mule deer, and antelope. Public and private lands are open to hunting. Guide services are readily available in the area for those wanting it.
The Beulah Park Board continues to upgrade the camping facilities at Beulah Bay and are adding primitive cabins this summer to accommodate the number of camping reservation requests. Make a reservation and come and enjoy the lake recreation opportunities.
If you are looking for the best family-fun deal of the summer put the Mercer County Fair on your schedule. The official parade winds a route through the downtown to the fairgrounds and there is a wonderful carnival to thrill both youngsters and adults alike. In addition to the evening shows to provide you with some of the finest entertainment in the area, the area co-ops dole out a free meal for the price of a gate ticket.