Sask Parks Expands Camp-Easy Program
This summer, campers can once again enjoy Saskatchewan’s beautiful provincial parks with convenience and ease. The Camp-Easy program is expanding for the 2019 camping season and will be available in eight parks.
“The Camp-Easy program was piloted in 2018 in three provincial parks,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “With the large amount of interest in the program, we are pleased to offer this unique experience to more people in a variety of new locations throughout the province.”
Camp-Easy is a fully equipped camping experience. Each Camp-Easy site has a structure equipped with six sleeping cots, a camp stove and propane tank, lanterns, wash bins, camp chairs and roasting sticks. All users need to bring is food, blankets and cooking supplies. A complete suggested packing list is available at www.saskparks.com.
With the program expansion, Camp-Easy will offer yurts in addition to tents. Similar to tents, the yurts are large canvas structures on wooden platforms, and will be filled with all the same equipment.
Once reservations open for the season, Camp-Easy sites will be available in the following provincial parks:
- Blackstrap – two tents
- Buffalo Pound – two tents
- Crooked Lake – one tent
- Echo Valley – two tents and one yurt
- Good Spirit Lake – one tent and one yurt
- Narrow Hills – one yurt
- Meadow Lake – two yurts
- Saskatchewan Landing – two tents
Camp-Easy is an excellent opportunity for those new to camping, or for those interested in a convenient camping trip that requires minimal preparation and effort. There is no campsite set up and take down, so guests can maximize their time in the park. The structured yurts and tents allow guests to enjoy the camping experience while staying warm and dry.
New this year, Camp-Easy sites can be booked through the online reservation system, available at www.saskparks.goingtocamp.com, or through the call centre at 1-855-737-7275.
Camp-Easy sites are $65 per night. For those interested in an upgraded yurt experience, the Mongolian Yurt is available for another camping season at Anglin Lake in Great Blue Heron Provincial Park.
The Mongolian Yurt is furnished with a queen-sized bed and two double-sized futons, a table and chairs, small fridge, electrical outlet, electric heater and battery-powered lamps. The Mongolian Yurt is $110 per night and can be reserved online or through the call centre starting April 18.
For more information, visit www.saskparks.com.