Found 257 km northwest from Saskatoon, the RM of Mervin No. 499 is residence to a population of 1,256, giving it a population density of 0.8/km². Within the RM lies the town of Turtleford, the village of Mervin, the resort village of Kivimaa-Moonlight Bay, and the hamlets of Crystal Bay-Sunset, Evergreen Acres, Evergreen Brightsand, Horseshoe Bay, Kopp’s Kove, Livelong, Mowrey Beach, Parkland Beach, Spruce Lake, Sunset View Beach, and Turtle Lake South Bay. Localities in the area include Aspen Cove, Cleeves, Cuffley, Daysville, Diamond Willows, Eastview Beach, Elmhurst, Sandy Point, Stowlea, Thunderchild, and Turtle Cove. Attractions in the area include Turtle Lake Provincial Recreation Site and Bright Sand Lake Regional Park.