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They include: Deer and Elk Park
CHAPMAN PARK -- offers something for every in your family.  

Chapman Lake



Basketball courts

Baseball diamonds


Picnic areas

On the shores of Chapman Lake the City of Stanley operates a modern campground:

33 Sites -- all within steps of the lake - RVs and Campers of all sizes, plus tents are welcome!

  •    32 Sites with Electrical Hookups  (30 amp)
  •      1 Modern Shower House and Flush Toilets
  •      1 Sanitary Dump Station (free to paid campers of Chapman & Otter Campgrounds)       $10.00 fee for others.

FEES: $20 per night with electric/$15 without.  $360 monthly camping & $120 weekly rate.

No reservations - sites are first come basis and the park's official is available twice daily for payments.  For more information & Campground regulations, call the City Clerk's Office at 715-644-5758, Mon-Fri, 8-4.  Campground official visits twice daily to collect fees and sell firewood ($5.00 per wheelbarrow load).  The park official also has tourism brochures and information on local area and services.

Note:  Chapman Lake Park currently does not have Horse Camping facilities available.

          City ordinance requires that all dogs and pets must be on a leash at all times. 

Reservations for use of the various Chapman Lake Park pavilions, shelters and a large gathering facility can be made by emailing the City Office calling the City Clerk's Office at 715-644-5758:

Chapman Park Community  Building           $125/day  May-September $175/day October-April
Maves Pavilion                                        $50.00/day
Fandry Park Pavilion            $25.00/day
McManus Pavilion             $25.00/day
Soo Line Pavilion                $25.00/day
Bandstand                          $25.00/day

Note: $25 deposit for Chapman Park Community Building, $10 deposit for all other rentals.                 

Call for information on license & permit fees.

History: The 81 acre site of Chapman Lake Park was donated to the people of Stanley by the Northwestern Lumber Company after their mill closed in 1922.  It was named after George Chapman who was the manager of the mill.  Recently, the mill pond was drained and new concrete dam was built.  Over the years restrooms with flush toliets, a bath house, the Maves Memorial Pavilion, lighted ball field, bleachers, playground equipment, tennis courts, a campground and a deer and elk park were added.  The Stanley Sportsman's Club has restocked Chapman Lake with adult bluegills.  Our park is being improved all the time.  In 2012 a new pavilion was built.  Chapman Park is the home of the annual Rodeo where thousands of people from miles around enjoy vendors, food and of couse the best Rodeo in the area.

 FANDRY PARK --   In 1975 land was acquired on the east side of the lake and improvements were made.  This is known as Fandry Park. Since then a picnic shelter and playground equipment have been added. Ball fields and dugouts were improved in 2009.  Fandry Park is also home to the Stanley Veterans Memorial.

SOO PARK --This park is located on the corner of Broadway St and 1st Avenue in the heart of downtown Stanley.  A new pavilion with picnic tables is available and new children's playground equipment have been built and installed this summer, thanks to the hard work of the SOO PARK improvement committee and donations from many local residents and organizations. 

OTTER LAKE -- is located 7 miles north of Stanley.  County facilities include boat landings,  camping, swimming and a picnic area.  The lake provides fishing during all seasons with walleye, bluegills, large mouth bass and crappie waiting for your bait.  A state snowmobile trail runs along the lake's east side.

HIGHWAY 29 WAYSIDE PARK -- Located just to the north of The Stanley Travel Stop the City offers pet friendly area with picnic table available.