Camping Season Continues in Sask Parks
Campsites are available in nearly all Saskatchewan Provincial Parks until September 30, with most services and amenities available. Campsites can be reserved online at https://parks.saskatchewan.ca.
"September can be one of the most beautiful and relaxing times of the year to camp in our parks," Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said. "It is the perfect opportunity to extend your summer and enjoy nature while the parks are less busy."
In addition to campsites, swimming pools at Buffalo Pound, Cypress Hills and Pike Lake Provincial Parks will be extending their hours of operation so visitors can take advantage of the warm September days.
- Cypress Hills pool hours: daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until September 5. September 6, 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Pike Lake pool hours: September 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Buffalo Pound pool hours: September 2-5 from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Sept 6 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and September 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors should note pool hours are subject to weather conditions.
A number of Sask Parks businesses will remain open to offer a variety of activities and services for campers to enjoy during their September camping trip. Some of the businesses include:
- Blackstrap: JT's Beach Café and Tiki Bar (September 30)
- Buffalo Pound: Fresh Trails Mountain Bike rentals and lessons (year-round)
- Cypress Hills: Tree-o-six Adventure Park (September 26), Cypress Hills Golf Course and Cypress Hills Segway Tours (September 30), and Lakeview Grill (September 13)
- Echo Valley: Echo Ridge Golf Course (October 11)
- Makwa Lake: Loon Lake Golf & Country Club (September 30)
- Good Spirit Lake: Par-tici-putt Mini Golf & Rentals (available as long as weather permits)
- Greenwater Lake: Greenwater Marina and Greenhills Golf Resort (September 30)
- Rowan's Ravine: Mama Bear's Den (September 23)
For visitors looking to continue enjoying Sask Parks experiences this fall, there are a variety to choose from. On September 11, Sask Parks will be offering a backcountry hiking experience on the Boreal Trail targeted to those newer to hiking. This experience will include an information session followed by a guided interpretative hike. Participants have the option to book a campsite or enjoy lodging at Flotten Lake Adventures Resort.
Echo Valley Provincial Park is hosting an event that will include guided hikes, self-guided geo-caching, pick-up park activity kit’s (PAKs) and other family-friendly activities.
New this year, the third annual Smoke'n the Valley back-yard barbecue competition will be hosted in Buffalo Pound Provincial Park on September 11 and 12. The event will include a streaming of the Saskatchewan Roughriders football game on Saturday afternoon with beer gardens, as well as an evening performance by country music artist Justin LaBrash. Visit "Smoke'n the Valley" on Facebook for details.
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