Beat the summer heat at Lake Tschida

Where you can camp, fish and play in the water. A jewel among the area's treasures, Lake Tschida offers camping, including electrical hookups , a public beach, fishing access, picnic areas, boat docks, two playgrounds, a showerhouse and a walking trail. Located 15 miles north of Elgin on Highway 49. Call 701-584-2201 to learn more or visit

Scout out Sheep Creek Dam

Stop on by - the fishing is great! Catch trout, perch and walleye at this treasured fishing spot. This recreational area includes primitive tent and RV sites. At the junction of Highways 49 and 21 at Elgin, it's four miles south and one-half mile west. Call 701-584-2354 to learn more!

Golf a round

Elgin's beautiful nine-hole golf course features grass greens along Highway 21.

Historic sites

Travel back in time at Medicine Rock

Located along the north fork of the Cannonball River, Medicine Rock State Historic Site is one of six known American Indian rock art sites in North Dakota. It is the largest of the rock art sites in the state and exhibits the greatest variety of pictures, called glyphs.

A rider on horseback, turtles, bighorn sheep, a bear paw, handprint, footprint, bird track and numerous hoofprints are visible. Access to the site crosses private land. For access information, contact the Historic Preservation Division, State Historical Society of North Dakota, 612 E. Blvd. Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505 or call 701-328-2666.

History galore

Elgin has a community museum which is open by appointment. Call 701-584-2937.

Stone Church

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hope Lutheran Church, known as the Old Stone Church, is located along Highway 49 north of Elgin. It was built in approximately 1898 and reflects the Germans from Russia architectural heritage of sandstone and plaster wall construction.