About Watrous Manitou Beach

“There’s just something about this place!”

We hear that a lot. It’s the Spirit of Manitou and it’s the feeling you get while you’re here. The amazing salt water of Little Manitou Lake is definitely the source of this magic. The lake is spring and ground water fed and evaporation over centuries has created water that has an amazingly high mineral content. Float effortlessly – even suspended vertically – as you chat with your friends! Two public beaches, Wellington Park with its springfed creek, and several walking trails invite you to immerse yourself in this natural wonder.

But there’s even more for you to experience. The activities available in this community, which includes the Town of Watrous, and the Resort Village of Manitou Beach, are uplifting, rejuvenating, and restorative. Relax in heated mineral waters at the Manitou Springs Resort; restore balance with massage and esthetics; shop in several antique and art galleries in the community; and play golf at our 9-hole Manitou Golf Course.

The variety of accommodations available in Watrous Manitou suit every traveler.
From the popular Manitou Regional Campground, and several motels, to our
award-winning Manitou Springs Resort – get comfortable while you explore the Spirit of Manitou.

“Manitou” is Cree for “Great Spirit”. Perhaps this Spirit of Manitou is easiest explained as the gift you have to experience for yourself.