Saskatchewan Provincial Parks
 

Follow the links for information on Saskatchewan's National Parks or Saskatchewan's Regional Parks.

Blackstrap Provincial Park
Address City
112 Research Drive Saskatoon
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S7K 2H6 See Official Website
 
Location: Just to the southeast of Saskatoon in the West Central Region of Saskatchewan. From Saskatoon, take highway 11 south to highway 211. Take the 211 east and watch for the park a few kilometres distance before Dundurn.

Camping:

Hazelnut Grove Campground: 7 unserviced sites, vault toilets.

Kevin Misfeldt Campground: 31 sites, 12 serviced, Showers,
Flush Toilets - WC

You'll find a food concession and good swimming at Blackstrap Lake. The park has a boat launch and dumping station.

Hiking: There is a trail up Black Strap Mountain which gives you a nice overview of the area.

Cross Country Skiing: 2 Loops. 5 km of groomed trails.

Mountain Biking: 5km on the XC trails.

Canoeing: Lake canoeing on Blackstrap Lake.

 The park also has downhill skiing and snow boarding in the winter.

No reservations are taken at the park.

Nearest Town - Dundurn
Nearest Major Center - Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Blackstrap Provincial Park
 

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Address City
110 Ominica Street West Moose Jaw
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S6H 6V2 See Official Website
 
Follow the link to our feature on Buffalo Pound Provincial Park.

* Featured Park *

Mountain Biking: This park is in the Qu'Appelle Valley and has some single track and jeep track trails with gradual climbs and descents through a forested area. You can also ride along the lakefront and on the back roads. You can get a trail map from the park office.

 
 
 Official site Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
 

Candle Lake Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 500 Candle Lake
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0J 3E0 See Official Website
 
Candle Lake Provincial Park is less than an hour from Prince Albert and it's know for its sand dunes, sandy beaches and crystal waters. Other outdoor opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, sea kayaking, along with cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter.

Location: The park is located northeast of Prince Albert in the North Region of Saskatchewan. From Prince Albert follow highway 55 north to the 120 which will take you to the park.

North Region

Season: All year

Camping:

Sandy Bay Campground: 144 sites with 85 service. The campground has showers and flush toilets as well as laundry facilities.

Minowukaw Beach Campground: 108 sites with 58 serviced.

The park also has group camping, contact the administration for details.

The park has food, while other supplies and amenities can be found in the nearby resort town of Candle Lake. There is a boat launch and a dumping station in the park.

Hiking: This is a park with pristine forests and abundant wildlife. There are sandy beaches for walking and nature trails and along with 5.3 km hiking trail called Hill Top that doubles as a ski trail in the winter. There is also find a 12 km trail, just outside the park, called Homestead Heritage Hiking Trail.

Mountain Biking: This park has some good riding on the multi-use hike/bike/ski trail system. The trails go through forest of pines, white spruce and poplar, and follow the beaches and sand dunes with some good climbs and descents. There are also a lot of fireroads in the park that allow for more miles of great mountain biking.

Cross Country Skiing: 3 trails, one beginner and two intermediate, which in total comprise 28 km of groomed trail.

Canoeing: The makes for an interesting paddle particularly along the northeast shore which is a wilderness area. You can spend a night out by taking advantage of the two campgrounds. Stay near to the shore, this is a big lake and when the wind comes up you don't want to be on open water. You'll find canoe rentals near the park.

Kayaking: The lake is easily large enough for sea kayaking. This is a nice place to spend a night out in a kayak by taking advantage of the two campgrounds. The northeast shore of the lake is wilderness making it a more interesting paddle. The paddling can be extended considerable by hugging the shore line. The lake is big enough to acquire a good chop so use your common sense.

 Along with cross country skiing, you can snowshoe in the park in the winter. Some facilities and campsites are wheelchair accessible, check with the park for the particulars.

Reservations are accepted.

Nearest Town - Candle Lake
Nearest Major Center - Prince Albert
North Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Candle Lake Provincial Park
 

Clearwater River Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 40 La Loche
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0M 1G0 See Official Website
 
Clearwater River Provincial Park is a wilderness river park located in the northwest region of the province. The park protects a unique natural area with historical and cultural importance. The river was used by the fur traders that opened up this country, making use of the highways of yore, the rivers. For those with expert skills in white water, the river may be run from Lloyd Lake to the Alberta border. The route is described in two documented canoe routes - See the canoeing section. For those with lesser paddling skills, there are guiding companies which will take you through this beautiful area. The Clearwater has been designated a Canadian Heritage River.

Location: North or La Loche. You can reach the northern area by road (not paved) from highway 955 or the central area of the park at the bridge over the Clearwater on the 995 about 55km north of La Loche.

Camping: The park is a true wilderness and all interior campsites are primitive and only accessible by canoe or float plane. There is no shortage of good areas to camp along the rivers edge. There is a Saskatchewan Government campsite just to the north of the bridge over the Clearwater (see location) with 20 unserviced sites.

Canoeing: The Clearwater River is a extended world class canoe trip with a total length of 350km and a duration of 13 to 18 days with 10 to 22 portages depending on skill levels and river conditions. This is a expert level river in a remote but accessible location. Class II to IV+ rapids.

Documented Canoe Trip 58 - Lloyd Lake To Warner Rapids 140 km In Length. For a brief description see our Saskatchewan Canoeing section.

Documented Canoe Trip 40 - Warner Rapids To Fort McMurray 201 km In Length. For a brief description see our Saskatchewan Canoeing section.

The routes are described in detail in brochures available from Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management.

 Nearest Town - La Loche
Nearest Major Center - There are no major centers in the area but if your flying in Saskatoon has the closest large airport.
North Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan
 
 Official site Blackstrap Provincial Park
 

Crooked Lake Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 2170 Melville
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0A 2P0 See Official Website
 
Described as a campers park and a nice place to kick back, Crooked Lake Provincial Park is nicely situated on the lake of the same name in the southeast of Saskatchewan, to the east of Regina. Varied topography includes upland plains and forested groves within the Qu'Appelle Valley.

Location: Almost due east of Regina. From Regina follow the Trans-Canada east to the 47 then head east on the 47 which will take you to the park.

Southeast Region

Camping:

Front Country: 72 sites, 28 serviced.

Group Camping: Requires reservations, contact the park.

The park has flush toilets, showers, a food concession, a boat launch and dumping station.

Hiking: There a limited trails in the park.

Canoeing: Lake canoeing on Crooked Lake. There are rentals nearby to the park.

 

Reservations are accepted.

Nearest Town - Melville
Nearest Major Center - Regina - Regina Tourism
South East Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Crooked Lake Provincial Park
 

Cypress Hills Provincial Park: Sask.
Address City
PO Box 850 Maple Creek
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0N 1N0 See Official Website
 
Cypress Hills has a number of interesting characteristics which set it aside from many other parks. It is Canada's first interprovincial park. It is also Canada's highest point of land east of the Rockies. The lodge pole pines which cover much of the park are not found anywhere else in Saskatchewan. In addition, many other species are also unique to this area. Of particular note are the wide variety and abundance of orchids found in the park. The park has over four hundred campsites, dozens of kilometers of hiking trails, mountain biking and cross country skiing in the winter. You can also do some swimming at Lock Leven. The park has two isolated areas within Saskatchewan, referred to as the West Block and the Center Block.

Location: The park's West Block (see above) is situated in the southwestern corner straddling the Alberta/Saskatchewan border. From highway 1 head south on the 21 to Maple Creek. Pick up the 271 and head southwest into the park - 50km. The center block is just to the east and can be reached from Maple Creek head south on the 21 and watch for park on your right - 30km. The only direct access between the two blocks is via the Gap Road, which is only passable in dry weather and can be rough even then. Failing that, you have to interconnect via Maple Creek, a total distance of about 80km.

Southwest Region

Season: All year.

Front Country Camping:

West Block Campground (West Block): 24 unserviced sites.

War Lodge Campground (East Block): 74 sites, 51 serviced. Shaded sites in the pines. Showers, wheelchair access (check with the park for details). Reservations.

Terrace Campground (East Block): 89 sites, 68 serviced. Shaded sites in the pines. Showers, flush toilets, wheelchair access (check with the park for details). Reservations.

Rainbow Campground (East Block): 70 sites, 45 serviced. Shaded sites in the pines. Showers, flush toilets, wheelchair access (check with the park for the details). Reservations.

Pine Hill (East Block): 77 unserviced sites. Shaded sites in the pines.Showers. Reservations.

Lodge Pole Campground (East Block): 25 sites, 5 unserviced Shaded sites in the pines. Flush toilets and dump station.

Deer Hollow Tent Campground (East Block): In a forest setting with limited services.

Group Camping: By reservation only, check with the park for details.

Equestrian campground located near horse trails and with corrals in West Block.

The park has a range of dining options.

Hiking:

This is Canada's first interprovincial park straddling the Saskatchewan/Alberta border. There are approximately 52 km of hiking trails in the park wandering through the prairie or forest. You may spot elk, moose, white-tailed deer, mule deer, bobcat, coyote and red fox. Over 200 species of birds can be found in the wetlands, some of which are, the trumpeter swan, great blue heron and a variety of waterfowl. There are also 3 nature trails, the Highlands Interpretive Trail, the Valley of Windfalls Trail and the Valley of Rippling Water.

Highlands Interpretive Trail: 2 km. The trail takes you through a forest of white spruce, lodgepole pines, which are unique to Saskatchewan then by fresh water springs and the grasslands of the prairies.

Valley of Rippling Water Trail: 1 km. This trail is a scenic walk through a wetland environment and coniferous forest, with excellent habitat for viewing some of the 200 species of birds that have been seen in the park.

Valley of Windfalls Trail: 1.5 km. This is a densely forested trail that starts out near the main beach in the park. You'll find this is a good trail for spotting wildlife such as the white-tailed deer or mule deer.

Highvista Trail: 5km, intermediate, expect some climbing, West Block. The trail forms a loop off of Battle Creek Road and has two lookouts on route. You can use the road to make a connection back to your start off point. Access the trail just west of Benson Creek and at the Old Homestead. just passed Benson Creek. The trail connects to the 2 Tower Trail. Using the road to close the loop will add significantly to the hiking distance.

Tower Trail: 10km, intermediate, expect some climbing, West Block. The trail can be accessed beside the ranger station on Ranger Station Road. It connects to North Benson trial and ends in the middle of the High Vista Trail which you can use to return to Battle Creek Road which will lead you back to the ranger station. You'll find a lookout about halfway to the North Benson connection. from the ranger station. Using the road to close the loop will add significantly to the hiking distance.

South Benson Trail: 3km, easy, West Block. The trial is a linear out and back to a look out at its terminus. There is a side connection to Baldy Trail which will allow you to extend your hike. Using Baldy Trail and the the road to form a closed loop will add significantly to the hiking distance.

Baldy Trail: 2km, easy, West Block. This is a connector trail between La Barge and South Benson. There is also a spur which will take you to the picnic area along Battle Creek Road.

La Barge Trail: 8km, intermediate, West Block. The trail can be accessed from Battle Creek Road southeast of the ranger station. It hikes back to connect to Baldy, crossing Battle Creek in the process which you'll have to wade across.

Cross Country Skiing: 11 Trails. 27 km of trail in all. 24 km of the trails is groomed. The trials are in the Lock Leven area. You can also snowshoe in the park.

Mountain Biking: This is Canada's first interprovincial park where it straddles the Saskatchewan/Alberta border. This is a beautifully hilly area of Saskatchewan. There are approximately 52 km of multi-use hike/bike/ski trails in the park with some great single track sections winding through forest, along streams and around lakes. There is some real technical riding in the west block of the park. You can get a bike trail map at the administration office at the park.

Canoeing: Canoe rentals are available for lake paddling.

Cypress Resort Inn - Hotel and Cabins

Reservations are accepted.

Nearest Town - Maple Creek
Nearest Major Center - Swift Current
South West Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Cypress Hills Provincial Park
 

Danielson Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 39 Elbow
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0H 1J0 See Official Website
 
Danielson Provincial Park is located on the north shore of Lake Diefenbaker just south of Saskatoon. The park is know as a campers park and a great place to relax and get close to the water. Swimming is of course the parks most popular activity.

Location: Below Saskatoon about 1hrs drive in the South West Region. From Saskatoon take 219 south then head west into the park.

Southwest Region

Camping: 92 sites, 26 serviced. The main campground is the Elmview with the Bayside Campground having only unserviced sites. There are flush toilets and showers. The park has boat launch and a dump station A group campsite is available.

Hiking and Cycling: The Trans Canada Trail passes through the park allowing the opportunity for cycling and hiking. Hikers will find the trail provides excellent viewpoints of the surrounding area and often provides glimpses of the parks wildlife. The trail will take you through forested areas and marshes as well as down into the coulees. There is also a nature trail near the campgrounds.

Canoeing: Lake canoeing on Lake Diefenbaker.

Kayaking: This is one of three provincial parks that can be linked to form an extended paddle on Lake Diefenbaker and the Saskatchewan river. The others consist of Saskatchewan Landing and Douglas Provincial parks. The lake is easy paddling, but it isn't small, so you should keep to the shores in case the winds come up.

 The Coldwell Recreation Site is only a short distance from the park.

No reservations are taken at the park.

Nearest Town - Outlook
Nearest Major Center - Saskatoon
South West Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Danielson Provincial Park
 

Douglas Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 39 Elbow
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0H 1J0 See Official Website
 
Douglas Provincial Park is located between Moose Jaw and Saskatoon on the southeast end of Lake Diefenbaker in a natural setting with interesting diversity. Aside from the swimming there are a number of areas of interest to naturalists and hikers.

Location: Located in the South West Region to the northwest of Moose Jaw and almost due south of Saskatoon. From Moose Jaw take the 2 north and connect to the 42 heading northwest. The 2 turns into the 367 which you should follow through Bridgeford where you head north into the park.

Southwest Region

Front Country Camping: 149 sites, 90 serviced with the Homestead, Middaugh and Coghlan Campgrounds. Showers, flush toilets, boat launch, dining and swimming beach nearby. Group camping is available with reservations, contact the park for details. There are also several walk-in sites by the beach.

Hiking: This park is on Lake Diefenbaker which is considered Saskatchewan's Great Lake, it is 220 km long with an 800 km shoreline. There are natural sand beaches, massive inland sand dunes, native prairie, aspen forest. There are 3 to 10 km of unmarked trails in the dunes area of the park or you can go for a walk on the 2.5 km Juniper nature Trail which is a mix of sand dunes and a small grove of aspen as well as prairie grassland pasture. There is also the 2 km Sunset Trail. The shoreline hiking area is very beautiful.

Mountain Biking: Beginner. There is one trail within the park that is suitable for mountain biking. The trail is 11km long and is part of the Trans Canada Trail. It runs south from the park towards the Qu'Appelle Dam and back. The trail is fairly rough in some areas which makes it tough for a street bike. Call the park for more details.

Canoeing: Lake canoeing on Lake Diefenbaker.

Kayaking: This is one of three provincial parks that can be linked to from an extended paddle on Lake Diefenbaker. The others consist of Saskatchewan Landing and Danielson Provincial parks. The lake is easy paddling, but it isn't small, so you should keep to the shores in case the winds come up.

The park also has cycling and cross country skiing.

 

No reservations are taken at the park.

Nearest Town - Outlook
Nearest Major Center - Moose Jaw
South West Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Douglas Provincial Park
 

Duck Mountain Provincial Park, SK
Address City
PO Box 39 Kamsack
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0A 1S0 See Official Website
 
Duck Mountain Provincial Park sits high above the prairie on the Manitoba border in the East Central Region of Saskatchewan. Overlooking Madge Lake. The area is forested and provides swimming and shaded camping. Outdoor activities abound, from extensive hiking trails to mountain biking and a large network of cross country ski trails.

Location: Located in on the Manitoba border northeast of Yorkton. From Yorkton take the 10 east to the 8 north where you will connect to the 57 at Kamsack to head east into the park, 25 km east of Kamsack and 104 km northeast of Yorkton

East Central Region

Front Country Camping: 384 sites, 201 serviced. The campgrounds include Spruce and Birch which have all of the amenities as well as Poplar, Moose and Elk. The Poplar and Birch service centers are wheelchair accessible. There are a number of lakeside sites in the campgrounds. Showers, flush toilets, laundromat, groceries and swimming in Madge Lake. The park has a boat launch and a dump station. The park also has wilderness and group camping

Hiking: Duck Mountain rises 240 m above prairie in a setting of aspen forests. You look out over the valley at Madge Lake. You can hike along the beautiful beaches or walk along the nature trails and hiking trails, where you'll have a chance to see wildlife such as the black bear and moose. Some of the trails in the park are: Woodland Nature Trail, Red Squirrel Trail, Pelly Point Wilderness Trail.

Trans-Canada Trail: This is also the site of the provincial trail head for the Saskatchewan section of the Trans-Canada Trail. In this park the TCT begins at the provincial border, runs west on the Tree-Top Trail, linking up with the Woodland Trail. It links 3 other trails and roads before leaving the park in the vicinity of Green Lake. The trail runs the whole width of the park. This is a multi-use hike/mtb/horse trail. There is also another 6 km hiking/biking trail in the park.

Pelly Point Wilderness Trail: This is a loop trail that starts at the Old Hwy 57 west of the maintenance area. On the trail you will hike through the parks lowlands and its fern bogs along with the stands of birch in the highlands. The trail should take about 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Red Squirrel Trail: The trail travels through a spruce and balsam fir forest. The reason for the name becomes readily apparent as you hike along as you see all of the busy antics of the numerous Red Squirrels. The trail should take about 1 hour to complete.

Woodland Nature Trail: On this trail you will hike through mixed forest of spruce, birch and balsam fir. You have a chance to spot many species of birds along the trail. It should take about 1 to 1 1/2 hours to complete the walk.

Sargent Lake to Moose Lake Trail: 12.6km loop, Intermediate-Expert. This is a shared use trail showing off some of the best natural features of the park. Follow the trail as it crosses streams through old growth forest, then along a series of kettle lakes.

Mountain Biking:

14.2km, easy. The Trans-Canada Trail enters Saskatchewan within Duck Mountain. In this park the TCT begins at the provincial border, runs west on the Tree-Top Trail, linking up with the Woodland Trail. It links 3 other trails and roads before leaving the park in the vicinity of Green Lake. The trail runs the whole width of the park. This is a multi-use hike/mtb/horse trail.

Sargent Lake to Moose Lake Trail: 12.6km loop, Intermediate-Expert. This is a shared use trail showing off some of the best natural features of the park. Follow the trail as it crosses streams through old growth forest, then along a series of kettle lakes. There is also another 6 km hiking/biking trail in the park.

Horse Packing and Riding: Madge Lake Stables has horseback riding as well as overnight trips in the park.

Cross Country Skiing: 12 Trails. 84 km Of Groomed Trails.

Canoeing: Lake canoeing on Madge Lake. The park has rentals.

 Duck mountain lodge has rooms and cabins available as well as fine dining.

Reservations are accepted.

Trans-Canada Trail

Nearest Town - Kamsack
Nearest Major Center - Yorkton
East Central Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Duck Mountain Provincial Park
 

Echo Valley Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 790 Fort Qu' Appelle
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0G 1S0 See Official Website
 
Echo Valley Provincial Park is situated between Pasqua Lake and Echo Lake in the beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley just outside Fort Qu' Appelle and to the northeast of Regina.

Location: Located just about 70km northeast of Regina outside Fort Qu' Appelle. From Regina take the 1 east then head northeast on the 10 and watch for the 210 which will take you north to the park.

South East Region

Size: 650 Hectares

Front Country Camping: 309 sites, 139 serviced. There are four campgrounds with the main one being the Valleyview. The other three are the Aspen Campground, the Lakeview Trailer Campground and the Lakeview Tent Camground. There are flush toilets, showers, a laundromat, a boat ramp and an dump station in the park.

Hiking: The park is situated between two lakes, Pasqua Lake and Echo Lake in the beautiful and unique Qu'Appelle Valley. There is a 10 km hiking/skiing trail in the park as well as the Qu'Appelle Interpretive Trail. This trail should take about 1 hour to,compete.

Mountain Biking: 10km, Novice-Intermediate. The park has some great single track and jeep track trails, that wind up and down the valley through a forests of poplar and aspen and open prairie grassland. You can get a trail map from the park office.

Cross Country Skiing: Four trails consisting of 10 km of groomed trail with two warm-up shelters enroute. The park also has snowshoeing.

Canoeing: The park offers canoe rentals.

 

No reservations are taken at the park.

Nearest Town - Fort Qu' Appelle
Nearest Major Center - Regina - Regina Tourism
South East Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Echo Valley Provincial Park
 

Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park
Address City
Box 38, Site #9, R.R.#2 Canora
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0A 0L0 See Official Website
 
Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park is know for its beaches and sand dunes. The park is just northwest of Yorkton.

Location: Located northwest of Yorkton, just outside Springside in the East Central Region of Saskatchewan. From Yorkton take the 16 northwest to Springside then follow the 47 north to the park.

East Central Region

Camping: 192 sites, 104 serviced. Showers, flush toilets, laundromat and a food concession are available. Swimming is a favorite activity. The park has a boat launch and a dump station. The park also has a group camping area, reservations are required, check with the park for the details.

Hiking: You can hike the dunes of Good Spirit Lake or hike along the 14 km of hiking/skiing trail that run parallel to the lake. You can also walk the 1 km trail that leads from Kitchemenitou subdivision to Donald Gunn Subdivision.

Cross Country Skiing: 19km of Groomed Trails

Snowshoeing: Yes

Canoeing: Yes

 

No reservations are taken at the park.

Nearest Town - Springside
Nearest Major Center - Yorkton
East Central Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park
 

Greenwater Lake Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 430 Porcupine Plain
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0E 1H0 See Official Website
 
Greenwater Lake Provincial Park is situated in Saskatchewan's boreal forest comprised primarily of aspen and spruce. The lake offers swimming and watersports, while the forest presents great opportunities for cross country skiing, mountain biking and hiking.

Location: Located northeast of Saskatoon due north of Kelvinton in the East Central Region of Saskatchewan. From Saskatoon head east on the 5 then take the 35 north to the 349 heading east. Alternatively you can keep going on the 5 to the 38 which heads north into the park through Kelvinton.

East Central Region

Season: All year.

Camping:

Hilltop Campground: 87 serviced sites. The campground has flush toilets and showers. Reservations are available for some sites.

Lakeshore Campground: 36 serviced sites. The campground has flush toilets with showers available near the campground office. All the sites are in the campground are pull-throughs. Reservations are available for some sites.

Cranberry Campground: 49 unserviced sites.The service center has toilets and showers. If you like privacy this is the area for you. Reservations are available for some sites.

Aspen Grove: 14 unserviced sites. Best for tents the campground has toilets a service center is close by.

Group Camping is available with reservations to qualified groups. Check with the park for the details.

The service centers are wheelchair accessible.

Log cabins are available for rent in the park.

Hiking: The park is situated on Greenwater Lake. A beautiful natural area with rolling hills. Wildlife include elk, deer, bear and moose. You can hike The Highlandbush Interpretive trail that has two loops one of 1.5 km and one of 3 km and will take about 1 to 2 hours to complete. In addition hiking is permitted along the snowmobile and cross country trails within the park, providing dozens more kilometres of hiking.

Cross Country Skiing: 32 km of groomed trail.

Canoeing: Lake canoeing on Greenwater Lake, the park offers canoes for rent.

 

Reservations are accepted.

Nearest Town - Kelvinton
Nearest Major Center - Melfort
East Central Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Greenwater Lake Provincial Park
 

Katepwa Point Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 790 Fort Qu' Appelle
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0G 1S0  See Official Website
 
Katepwa Point is know for its beaches. There are no accommodations within the park but a wide variety to choose from nearby.

Location: Located southwest of Fort Qu' Appelle east of Regina. From Regina take the 1 to Indian Head then the 56 north into the park.

South East Region

Canoeing: The park rents canoes for paddling the waters of Katepwa Lake.

 

 The park is day use only.

No reservations are taken at the park.

Nearest Town - Fort Qu' Appelle
Nearest Major Center - Regina - Regina Tourism
South East Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Katepwa Point Provincial Park
 

Lac La Ronge Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 5000 La Ronge
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0J 1L0 See Official Website
 
Lac La Ronge Provincial Park is one of Saskatchewan's most famous parks. Located in the Canadian Shield, the park has a rugged beauty westerners are often not familiar with. The park wraps itself around the vast borders of Lac La Ronge, a lake that paddlers often refer to as the gateway of the north. There are as many as one hundred other lakes in the park as well, along with direct access to the Churchill River. Beyond the dozens of canoe routes, the park also provides great backpacking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, hiking and in the winter, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. You'll also find beaches along the shores of the park's lakes.

 

Season: All year.

Location: Located in the North Region of Saskatchewan a good distance to the north of Prince Albert. From Prince Albert follow the 2 north directly into the park.

North Region

Front Country Camping: The park has six campgrounds with 250 sites in total with 88 of them with services. Wadin Bay, Nut Point, Nemeiben Lake and Missinipe campgrounds have flush toilets. You'll also find service centers with showers in the park. The park also has boat launches and dump stations.

Hiking: The park is located on the rugged Canadian Shield in north central Saskatchewan. The Nemeiben Lake Interpretive Trail is 1.5 km and takes you hiking along pre-Cambrian rock outcroppings and forests of pine and spruce. This trail should take about 1 hour to complete. Then there is the 15 km (one way) Nut Point Trail that starts at the Nut Point Campground and runs the length of a long narrow peninsula extending into Lac La Ronge. This trail should take about 8 to 9 hours one way if you're not carrying backpacking gear. You can arrange for pickup or drop off by boat if you only want to hike a part of the trail. There is also a hike up to an overlook know as the summit which provides a nice view of the park.

Backpacking: Nut Point Trial - 30km return, 16-20hrs return. The trail starts at the Nut Point campground and runs the length of a long narrow peninsula extending into Lac La Ronge. The area is typical of the park, muskeg, rocky ridges, tall forest and rock outcroppings. There are three primitive campsites along the trail (chosen for there access to water) but you can camp at any suitable location on route. The three campsites are at Nut Portage at the 7.5km mark or at another unnamed-named portage 11.2km along the way or finally at the terminus at Nut Point at the 15km mark. The park has a brochure containing a map and a description of the trail. No trace camping must be practiced.

Mountain Biking: The area around nut point has single track and jeep track trails with climbs and descents and some good technical riding.

Cross Country Skiing: Intertwined System Of Loops. 60 km Of Groomed Trail.

Snowshoeing: Just strap em on and go!

Canoeing: There are 30 documented canoe routes within or involving parts of the parks waters. 15 of these start and end in the park. You'll find rentals from several outfitters and if you're looking for a guided trip there are several firms willing to help you out.

Kayaking: This is a beautiful wilderness setting which contrasts sharply with the prairie to the south. Known predominantly as a canoe park, the lake is extremely large with lots of inlets and islands to explore, particularly at the north end. Don't underestimate the difficulties of travel on this big lake if the weather is poor, make it a point to huge the shoreline even in good weather.

 

 

The park accepts reservations.

Churchill River - the Churchill is a nominated Canadian Heritage River

Guides and Outfitters

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Nearest Town - La Ronge
Nearest Major Center - Prince Albert
North Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site La Ronge Provincial Park
 

Makwa Lake Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 39 Loon Lake
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0M 1L0 See Official Website
 
Makwa Lake Provincial Park is situated in a picturesque setting on the shores of, a chain of lakes. The park is in a forested area in the transition zone.

Location: Located in the North Region northwest of North Battlefield not far from the Alberta border. From North Battleford take the 4 north and take the split onto the 26 which will take you north to the park.

North Region Map from Saskatchewan Tourism

Camping:

Stabler Point Campground: 220 sites, 94 serviced. The campground has flush toilets and showers.

Mewasin Beach Campground: 24 unserviced sites. These are lakeside campsites.

Jumbo Beach Campground: 17 unserviced sites. There are lakeside sites.

Group Camping: There are several group camping areas in the park, contact the park for details.

The park has flush toilets, showers, laundromat, great swimming and a food concession. There is a boat launch and a dump station.

Hiking: There are 15 km of hiking/skiing trails in the park and there is also a 2 loop nature trail that starts at Meewasin Beach that wanders through jackpine forest and has a boardwalk bridge and a beaver dam. The loops are 2 or 3 km and should take about 1 to 1/2 hours to complete.

Cross Country Skiing: 4 trails from beginner to expert. 18 km of groomed trail in total.

Canoeing: The park has canoe rentals for paddling the lakes.

 

 

No reservations are taken at the park.

Nearest Town - Meadow Lake
Nearest Major Center - North Battleford
North Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Makwa Lake Provincial Park
 

Meadow Lake Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 70 Dorintosh
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0M 0T0 See Official Website
 
Meadow Lake Provincial Park is one of Saskatchewan's largest and most interesting parks but not widely known outside the region. While much of the park is forested, it lies in the transition zone and provides a diversity of habitat. The park encompasses 25 lakes and has over 900 campsites, ranging from fully serviced to rustic sites. If you love the outdoors, this definitely should be near the top of your list of parks to visit.

Location: From the Alberta border (where it butts up against Alberta's Cold Lake Provincial Park) it stretches east over 100km through the North Region of above North Battleford. From North Battleford follow the 4 north. Depending on your destination within the park you can continue on the 4, or branch off to the northwest on the 26.

North Region

Camping: There are over 900 campsites in the park in over 10 campgrounds. The major ones are as follows:

Kimball Lake Campground: 218 sites, 93 unserviced. Showers, flush toilets, laundromat and groceries are available. There is a boat launch and a dump station. Access is off the 4 by way of Dorintosh. Reservations. There are hiking trails in the area.

Murray Doell Campground: 134 sites, 57 serviced. Showers and washrooms are available and the campground has a boat launch and dump station. There are hiking trails in the area. Access North Battleford take the 4, 26 and 950.

Matheson Lake: 46 unserviced sites. There is a boat launch and a dump station in the campground area. Access west of the Dorintosh park entrance.

Howe Bay Campground: 40 sites, 20 serviced. Groceries, showers, and laundry facilities are available. There is a boat launch and a dump station in the campground area. Access via the 21 north of Pierceland.

Vivian Lake: 8 unserviced sites. There is a boat launch and hiking trails in the area. Access via the 224, west of Dorintosh park entrance.

Waterhen Lake South Campground: 32 sites, 4 serviced. Groceries, toilets and showers are available. There is a swimming area, boat launch and dump station. Access via the 4 and 904.

Flotten Lake Campground: 25 unserviced sites. The campground has swimming, a boat launch and a dumping station. Access on the 904 from Dorintosh entrance.

Flotten Lake South Campground: 23 unserviced sites. Swimming and hiking are two of the areas activities. Access via the 4 and the 904.

Cold Lake Campground: 4 unserviced sites. The campground has a boat launch. Access north of Pierceland.

Hirtz Lake Campground: 4 unserviced sites. Very limited services, there is not boat launch. Access north or Pierceland.

Group Camping is available to qualified groups in several areas of the park. Reservations are required, contact the park for details.

Hiking: This park is 1600 square kilometers of Boreal forest in Saskatchewan's northwest with a wide variety and abundance of wildlife such as deer, moose, bear, elk and over 350 species of birds. There are a number of hiking and interpretive trails in the park, some are: White Birch Nature Trail, Kimball Lake Hiking Trail, Vivian Lake Hiking Trail, Mustus Lake Trail.

Kimball Lake Trail: 2-7km, easy. This trail starts at the bath house by Kimball Lake beach and is made up of two loops, one of 2 km and one of 7 km. You'll wander through a forested trail of trembling aspen, white birch and jackpine. The trail should take about 1 hour to complete for the 2 km loop and about 3 to 4 hours for the 7 km loop.

Mustus Lake Trail: 21km. This trail starts at the First Mustus Lake campground and is the longest hiking trail in the park. You'll be wandering in and around sandy beaches, many lakes and seeing wildlife like deer, moose, bear, elk and over 350 species of birds who make their home here.

Vivian Lake Hiking Trail: 1.5-9km. This trail starts at the Vivian Lake campground and brings you through a forest of jackpine, green alder and white birch. You're likely to get a glimpse of some of the abundant wildlife in the park. You can either take the 1.5 km portion of the trail or continue on to the 9 km portion. The trail will take 1 hour or more to complete depending on you choice.

White Birch Nature Trail: 1.8km, easy. This trail brings you through a thick spruce, birch and jackpine forest, giving you a great opportunity to see some of the abundant wildlife in the park. There are brochures and the posts are numbered on the trail. The trail should take about 1 hour to complete.

Mountain Biking:

Hay Meadow Trail: 4.8km, Intermediate. The trail starts at the entry gate of the park beside Greig Lake and leads you through a forest of trembling aspen and white spruce and crosses a remnant of cultivated land, which has now reverted to grasslands. You'll also have some wet meadows between the the hilly sections. This is a multi-use hike/bike/ski trail, lets keep it that way by riding responsibly.

Humphrey Lake Trail: 3.2km, Intermediate. A new trail, it starts south of the Sandy Beach campground service center in Meadow Lake Provincial Park. It travels through an aspen forest to Humphrey Lake, which is a great place for spotting many species of birds. The trail continues along the shoreline, then re-enters the forest for a short climb up to the viewing tower, where there is a panoramic view of the surrounding area. The trail is quite hilly with some slippery slopes - watch it when it rains. This is a multi-use hike/bike/ski trail, lets keep it that way - ride responsibly.

Kimball Lake Trail: 6.5km, Novice. This trail is located in the Kimball Lake Campground of Meadow Lake Provincial Park between sites 68 & 101 and goes through a regenerated forest of jackpine and white birch, the result of a a fire in 1980. The trail loops around Little Raspberry Lake and follows the shore of Kimball Lake for at short distance. This is the 6.5 km long loop and there is a short 2 km trail from the campsites to Little Raspberry Lake. This is a multi-use hike/bike/ski trail, lets keep it that way - ride responsibly.

New Branch Trail: 6km, Intermediate. A new trail, it covers varied terrain in a forest ecosystem. Part of the trail is on an esker (a long, narrow sinuous ridge, composed of gravel and sand deposited by a stream flowing over a glacier during the ice age). There is a loop section of the trail that goes from the parking lot to Peitahigan Lake and back. While a linear section goes from Matherson Lake to Kimball Lake and passes 2 other lakes along the way. This is a multi-use hike/bike/ski trail, lets keep it that way - ride responsibly.

Vivian Lake Trail: 4.2km, novice. This is a single track trail that trail takes you through a forest of jackpine as it follows the shores of Vivian Lake. It starts at the campground of Meadow Lake Provincial Park and loops completely around the lake. There is also a much shorter loop trail at the start that is 1.6 km in length. This is a multi-use hike/bike/ski trail, lets keep it that way - ride responsibly.

Cross Country Skiing: 3 trails. 38 km of groomed trail.

Snowshoeing: Yes

Canoeing: You don't have to be an expedition canoeist to dip your paddle into any of the parks many lake or choose a section of the Waterhen River. For experienced paddlers there are the following documented canoe routes:

Pierce Lake To Lac Des Iles 35 km in length
Waterhen River To Beaver River 37-112 km in length

 

 

The park accepts reservations.

Nearest Town - Meadow Lake
Nearest Major Center - North Battleford
North Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Meadow Lake Provincial Park
 

Moose Mountain Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 220 Kenosee Lake
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0C 2S0 See Official Website
 
Moose Mountain Provincial Park is located on the South East Regions highest plateau. Forests of birch and poplar dot the hills surrounding ponds and lakes providing habitat for an abundance of wildlife including muskrat, beaver, moose and golden and bald eagles.

Location: The park is located southeast of Regina, just to the north of Carlyle. From Regina take the 33 to Stoughton, then head east on the 13 to Carlyle where you pick up the 9 north into the park.

South East Region

Camping:

Fish Creek Campground: 333 sites, 156 serviced. A number of sites are lakeside, there are flush toilets, laundry facilities and showers.

Lynwood Campground: 30 serviced sites. The campground has flush toilets with showers available across the road at Fish Creek.

Group Camping is available to qualified groups, reservations are require. Contact the park for details.

The park has a store for groceries, a boat launch and a dump station.

Hiking: This park is in Saskatchewan's southeast and is a forested island, on an elevated plateau of rolling hills, lakes, ponds within aspen forests. Take a hike on the 7.4 km Beaver/Youell Lake Hiking Trail , where you'll see the many species of birds and other wildlife that inhabit the forest. There is also the 2 km Wuche Sakaw Interpretive Trail, which runs along Kenosee Lake for part of its length, then wanders through the forest to allow you to catch a glimpse of the plants, birds and animals of the area. The Wuche Sakaw Trail should take about 1 hour to complete.

Mountain Biking: There is an extensive trail system in the park, including a 4.5km multi-use trail around Beaver Lake not far from the campgrounds. The main trails are the cross country ski trails which are 50km in length. These trails require a range of riding skills. The trails are shared by hikers so be sure to ride responsibly.

Cross Country Skiing: The park has an extensive trail system with 57 km. of groomed trail. The park also has snowshoeing.

Canoeing: Lake canoeing on Kenosee Lake or Little Kenosee Lake.

Horseback Riding: The park has an extensive trail system for riding. There are over 50km of trails through forest and field for beginners to experts.

 

 The park also has backpacking and wilderness camping. Contact the park for details.

Reservations are accepted.

Nearest Town - Carlyle
Nearest Major Center - Regina - Regina Tourism
South East Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Moose Mountain Provincial Park
 

Narrow Hills Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 130 Smeaton
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0J 2J0 See Official Website
 
Narrow Hills Provincial Park is a semi-wilderness area to the northeast of Prince Albert. The park has just about everything you might wish if you're an outdoor type. Over 200km of mountain biking trails, extensive cross country ski trails, backpacking and wilderness camping, along with a number of lakes for canoeists.

Location: The park is located in the North Region, northwest of Prince Albert a distance passed Candle Lake. From Prince Albert take the 55 northeast to the 120 or the 913.

North Region

Season: All Year.

Front Country Camping: 121 sites, 30 serviced. The main campground is Lower Fishing Lake. There are several other campgrounds without any services including Baldy Lake, Isupuchaw Lake and Zeden Lake.

The park has groceries, showers, toilets, a boat launch and dump station. In addition you'll find Pine Ridge Resort and Caribou Creek Lodge within the park.

Hiking: The park offers numerous hiking opportunities, from backpacking into the wilderness to strolling along one of the trail like the 8 km The Narrow Hills Trail that starts at the fire tower. Here you'll experiencing the beauty and splendor of a northern boreal forest along with crystal clear lakes and high rolling hills. The Gem Lakes trails brings you through a unique knob and kettle topography left behind from the last ice age. The trails in the Lower Fishing Lake travel through an area regenerating from an old forest fire. There is excellent wildlife viewing all through the park.

Mountain Biking: The 23km cross country ski trails are open to mountain bikers in the summer. In addition the 200kms of snowmobiling trails can be utilized,with the caution that they may be used by ATVs. This should be enough to keep you happy for a couple of weeks. These trails are also open to hikers so ride responsibly.

Cross Country Skiing: 23 km of trail. 10 km of groomed trail. You'll also find snowshoeing in the park.

Canoeing: The park has canoe rentals.

 

 The park also has backpacking and wilderness camping. Contact the park for details.

No reservations are taken at the park.

Nearest Town - Candle Lake
Nearest Major Center - Prince Albert
North Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Narrow Hills Provincial Park
 

Pike Lake Provincial Park
Address City
112 Research Drive Saskatoon
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S7K 2H6 See Official Site
 
Pike Lake Provincial Park is located about 30km south of Saskatoon providing easy access to a quiet lake and lazy camping. There are stands of aspen to keep you in the shade when the sun beats down.

West Central Region

Location: Located east of Delisle just south of the city of Saskatoon in the West Central Region of Saskatchewan. From Saskatoon take the 7 a short distance then pick up the 60 south which will take you to the park.

Camping: 201 sites, 119 serviced. The park has flush toilets, showers, groceries, a laundromat as well as a trailer dump.

Hiking: This park has one nature trail called The Gift of Green Interpretive Trail. You'll travel though an aspen grove, sand dunes and see fresh water springs. This 2 km trail should take about 1 hour to complete

Canoeing: The park rents canoes.

 

 

No reservations are taken at the park.

Nearest Town - Delisle
Nearest Major Center - Saskatoon
West Central Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Pike Lake Provincial Park
 

Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 370 Strasbourg
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0G 4V0 See Official Website
 
Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park is a only a short drive from Regina. This is a campers park and a great weekend getaway. If you want to visit North America's oldest bird sanctuary, the Last Mountain Lake Wildlife Area is at the north of the lake. Birders will also be interested in the Valeport Marshes nearby as well as the nearby bird banding station.

Location: Located just to the northwest of Regina, north of the town of Craven. From Regina take the 11 north to the 20, then head west on the 220 to the park.

South East Region

Camping:

Underwood Campground: 93 sites, 26 serviced. Flush toilets, showers, landromat are available in the campground.

Elmwood Campground: 103 serviced sites. Flush toilets, showers, are available in the campground. A washroom and two campsites are wheelchair accessible.

The park has groceries and a restaurant. There is a boat launch and a dump station. The park also has cabins for rent and a fully equipped marina.

Hiking: The park is on Last Mountain Lake's 200 kilometers of shoreline where you can hike along the sandy beaches forever or walk along the 1.5 hiking/biking trail. The Prairie Whisper Hiking Trail is a self-guided hiking tour which is an excellent introduction to the areas flora. The park is also next to Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area Located on the north end of the Lake is North America's oldest bird sanctuary where bird lovers can enjoy over 260 bird species, including Whooping Cranes.

Cross Country Skiing: Short groomed trail system

Canoeing: The park has canoe rentals.

Sea Kayaking: The lake is easily big enough for sea kayaking. If you're a strong paddle you could visit the Last Mountian Lake Wildlife Area at the north of the lake, perhaps utilizing the regional park as an overnight stop.

 

 

No reservations are accepted at the park.

Nearest Town - Craven
Nearest Major Center - Regina - Regina Tourism
South East Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park
 

Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 179 Stewart Valley
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0N 2P0 See Official Website
 
Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park is mix of interesting features, hills, ridges, coulees and the expansive prairie share the shores of Lake Diefenbaker. The park is a campers park with cycling, hiking, horsepacking and excellent nature viewing. In addition the area has great historical significance.

Location: Located north of Swift Current and south of Kyle in the Southwestern Region of Saskatchewan. From Swift Current follow the 4 north into the park.

Southwest Region

Camping: 279 sites, 134 serviced. There are four campgrounds in the park including Sagebrush and the main campground Bearpaw which has most amenities. The park has flush toilets, showers, a laundromat and restaurant. There is also a boat launch and dump station.

The park also has group camping for qualified groups. Reservations are essential, contact the park for details.

Hiking: The park is on the 220 km long, Lake Diefenbaker, which is the largest body of freshwater in Southern Saskatchewan. There are steep rugged hills, sharp ridges, wooded coulees. The Coulee Trail is a 5 km self interpreted trail and will take you through a coulee environment. The trail will take you approximately 1 1/2 hours to complete. Off-trail hiking opportunities abound throughout the park. Inquire at the Visitor Centre for information regarding more lengthy and challenging treks such as the Brunyee Ridge Trail. Along the trails you might get a glimpse of wildlife such as antelope, mule deer and white-tail deer all of which are abundant throughout the park. Golden eagles and prairie falcons nest in the park.

Horsepacking: The park has a horse camping site if you wish to do an overnight.

Canoeing: Lake canoeing on Lake Diefenbaker, there are canoes for rent in the park.

Kayaking: This is one of three provincial parks that can be linked to form an extended paddle on Lake Diefenbaker and the Saskatchewan river. The others consist of Danielson and Douglas Provincial parks. The lake is easy paddling, but it isn't small, so you should keep to the shores in case the winds come up.

 

Reservations are not accepted. .

Nearest Town - Kyle
Nearest Major Center - Swift Current
South West Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park
 

The Battlefords Provincial Park
Address City
PO Box 100 Cochin
Province Country
SK Canada
Postal Code Phone
S0M 0L0 See Official Website
 
The Battlefords Provincial Park is truly a campers park, easily accessible from the the city of North Battleford. Camping hiking, mountain biking along with lake canoeing are a few of the outdoor activities available.

Location: The park is located 40 km north of Battlefords east of Jackfish Lake. From North Battleford take highway 4 north to the park.

West Central Region

Hiking: This park is on the shores of Jackfish Lake where you can walk the beaches or walk the interpretive nature trail that gives you a feeling for the plant and wildlife of the prairies. There is a guided hike in the summer months

Mountain Biking: 15 km of trails at the south end of the park.

Cross Country Skiing: 5 trails. 25 km of groomed trail.

Canoeing: Lake canoeing on Jackfish Lake, the park has canoe rentals.

 

Reservations are not accepted.

Nearest Town - Jackfish Lake
Nearest Major Center - North Battleford
West Central Region of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Tourism - Out-There's Saskatchewan

 
 Official site Battlefords Provincial Park
 

 

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