The 18 Hole, Par 71 – 6002 Yard grass green golf course is very popular, attractive and challenging for all players. Spend some time on holes that wander through the pines, over creeks and through marsh that is alive with wildlife such as many species of birds and industrious beaver. There is a practice green and driving net and the pro shop rents clubs and carts. A full service, licensed diner is adjacent to the park. Tee times reservations are suggested in July and August. Call 427-2124.
An 18 hole mini-golf complete with an concession that serves soft ice cream, beverages and more is located right near the entrance to the Memorial Lake Regional Park.
Hiking trails meander through the forest, along abandoned rail lines and extend into the forest beside the Village of Shell Lake. It will take you to the path to the Memorial Hill and up the steps to a wonderful view!
Two playground areas provide for hours of fun. The largest area is beside the beach and picnic area and is filled with slides, swings, spring toys, climbers, a large play structure and a dune buggy. The smaller area in Campground A has a slide, swings, sandbox, spring toys, dune buggy and a creative play area.
The docking area in Memorial Lake Regional Park has a cement launch pad with an aluminum/wood boat dock. A fish filleting facility and washroom are located beside the parking area. The park has a marina which is rented out by the season or if a spot is available, by the week. A boat mooring area follows the shoreline to the water skiing beach and launch point. The lake has a resident population of pike with smaller populations of perch and walleye. There are areas perfect for canoeing and kayaking. The spring fed lake has a surface area is about 402 acres, the deepest depth is 32′ with most of the lake having a sand floor. Personal watercraft are not allowed through the park gates. There are also eight lakes within 1/2 hours drive from Shell Lake.
Although three local men had started building a small golf course on the park site the year before, Memorial Lake was established as a Regional Park in 1962 by the Village of Shell Lake. Near the park, on a hill, is a monument formed by local boy scouts in 1929. It is constructed with stones gathered from the homesteads of local men who died in WWI. There are concrete steps and handrails in place if you and your family want to venture up to visit the Cross and look across a vista that includes the lake and forests around it. Close to the park is Shell Lake Museum, housed in an original 1930 built CNR station which exhibits artifacts and memorabilia from 1900 – 1950. A caboose sits on the track outside the museum and a log house built in 1928 is included in the area.