Recreation

Parks

McIntosh City Park: 218-563-3043   Camping, dump station, electrical hook-ups, cable TV, flush toilets, showers, handicapped accessible.  Picnic area, ball field, volleyball, and playground.  There is a restaurant located up town.  Groceries are available uptown or at the gas station which is open on weekends and evenings.  Fishing and ice fishing available at Hill River Lake 5 mi. NW of McIntosh.

Summer Recreation

The summer recreation program begins approximately the first week of June, and runs for eight weeks.  Summer recreation registration form.  Field trips are scheduled throughout the eight-week program.

Games are as follows:

  • Mites & Midgets – Mondays
  • PeeWees – Tuesdays
  • Bantams & Ponies – Thursdays
  • Cadets – Thursdays

Kloster Park is played every Wednesday, this is a pitching machine league and includes participants from surrounding communities.  Players will be drafted on teams and play a 5 week regular season, concluding with the World Series the end of July.  There are 2 age groups for boys and girls, 9-11 and 12-14.

Other Campgrounds

There are several campgrounds in the surrounding area.  They include Farmer’s Union Campground, Lake Cameron RV Park and Campground, Union Lake Sarah Campground.  More on these listings in the Campground/Motel page.

Golf

Area public courses to explore:  Oak Lake Golf Course in Erskine, Fosston Golf Course, Sand Hill River Golf Course in Fertile, Oak Knolls Golf Course in Red Lake Falls.   All golf courses in the area are listed at www.visitnwminnesota.com/tourismdirectory.htm.

Winter Recreation

Our snowmobile club is “Polar Beach Snowmobile Club sponsors and maintains the following trails:  Nicholas trail to Brooks, Whitetail trail to Winger and Sleepy Hollow trail to Trail.   www.sledcity.com  A scanned version of the trails around McIntosh and the route snowmobiles need to take traveling through the city.

Major Area Recreation

Fertile Sand Hills Recreation Area:  Located one mile east of Fertile.  Ten miles of hiking and cross country ski trails along the Sand Hill River and through the Fertile Sand Hills.  Trail maps available at the Fertile Community Center and on-site.

Chicog Wildlife Management Area:  www.dnr.state.mn.us/wmas/index.html  1,624 acre example of some of Minnesota’s remaining mesic prairie.  Winter opportunities include exploration by snowshoe and cross country skiing.  Spring and fall brings migrating cranes.  Location is 11 miles SE of Crookston on MN Hwy 102 to Melvin then 1 mile S on township road.

Other entries . . . . www.visitnwminnesota.com/tourismdirectory.htm and www.nature.org