July 24, 2020

Campsites Now Open in Murray Doell Campground in Meadow Lake Provincial Park

Meadow Lake Provincial Park is pleased to welcome campers back to Murray Doell campground after closing down in 2019 due to a tornado that caused major damage to the area.

“Murray Doell campground has been a special place for many families over the years,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said.  “While much of the park property and infrastructure was damaged by the storm last summer, park staff and contractors have worked very hard to get the campground back up and running for our visitors.”

The restoration in the campground included completing service centre repairs, acquiring and installing barbecues, picnic tables, site posts and numbers, as well as water, electrical and landscape work.  There are currently 43 electric sites available on a first-come, first-served basis in Murray Doell campground.

Campers can register with park staff when they arrive in the park, or use the self-registration envelopes that will be available after-hours.

While the campground looks different and it may take years for the trees to naturally re-grow, visitors can look forward to enjoying the beautiful sandy beach area in a sheltered bay, great for relaxing, swimming or enjoying a kayak or canoe.  A sheltered kitchen and barbecue are available near the beach, as well as a playground.

Also, the Murray Doell 1.7 km interpretive trail starts and ends at the beach, which is a great way to explore some of the boreal forest.  For more ideas on what to do in Meadow Lake Provincial Park, visit https://tourismsaskatchewan.com/places-to-go/provincial-parks/daytrip-meadow-lake.

Fall in Saskatchewan is a beautiful and peaceful time to extend the summer months!  This year, camping in all Saskatchewan Provincial Parks will be available until the end of September.

More information can be found at https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/places-to-go/provincial-parks/fall-camping.

While camping in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks is a safe and fun activity, Sask Parks would like to remind campers to be informed and prepared for all types of weather before heading to a park.

More information can be found at https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/places-to-go/provincial-parks/safety.  

Sask Parks staff continue to implement enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures.  Signage is in place throughout the parks to remind visitors of the safety protocols.  Campers are asked to bring hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, maintain physical distance from others, respect the restrictions and rules that are in place and to stay home if not feeling well.

By working together, park staff and visitors can ensure parks remain safe spaces for all.