Recreation around Powers Lake includes a number of
small lakes and reservoirs that are used for fishing and boating.
These include Powers Lake and Smishek
Lake; Northgate Dam by Bowbells; Short Creek Dam by Columbus,
McGregor Dam by McGregor, and White Earth Dam located in the
White Earth Valley. These waters contain northern pike, walleye,
trout, perch, crappie. Ice fishing as
soon as the ice is thick enough is very popular
Powers Lake is one of the best areas for hunting
birds like the ring necked pheasants, partridge, and grouse.
Geese and ducks are also in abundance here, with our area having
some some of the best hunting in North Dakota.
Wildlife in the area include whitetail
deer, coyote, fox, raccoon, beaver, rabbits, and an occasional
The Lostwood National Redfuge is located about ten miles east of Powers Lake
and the Des Lacs National Wildlife
Refuge is located in northeast Burke County.
Bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts will find unique
opportunities to observe and photograph native birds and animals
in their natural surroundings.
Powers Lake has two city parks with basketball
courts, one with a tennis court. There are two public campgrounds
with electricity. The campgrounds over look the lake. Come enjoy
the blue skies, long summer days, and some of the most beautiful
sunsets seen anywhere.
Another variety of recreation
is golf, also enjoyed through out the area. Powers Lake,
Portal, and Stanley,
all have golf courses which sponsor tournaments. For a day of fun
you can golf at a couple of courses and still be back home before the sun sets.