Saskatchewan Provincial Parks - Start Planning But Note The Changes
Starting in April, visitors will be able to reserve campsites for the 2019 season in Saskatchewan’s beautiful provincial parks on a new and improved online reservation site. The upgraded site will enhance the overall visitor experience and increase online services, such as seasonal bookings.
“Visitation continues to increase in Saskatchewan parks and we are already looking forward to welcoming families back for another memorable season,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “From guided nature hikes to games on the beach, visitors will once again be able to enjoy the many programs, events and outdoor activities available in each park.”
In 2019, seasonal campsites will be moved to the online reservation system. Due to high demand for seasonal sites, a queuing system will be used to ensure a fair process. For seasonal campsites, customers will only be able to book for one person in one campsite with one payment. Reservations for seasonal campsites will open Tuesday, April 2 at 7 a.m.
Starting on Thursday, April 4, the sites can be booked online year-round or through the call centre up until October. School and youth groups will continue to book by calling the parks directly. Campers should note that fees for reservation cancellations, changes and no-shows will increase for nightly, group and seasonal bookings.
For the first time, there will be a significant discount of $5 per night in the spring season for electric, non-electric and economy sites. Group campsites will also be added to the online reservation system this year.
Other changes coming in 2019:
- Annual park entry permits will increase to $75, weekly permits will increase to $40 and three-day entry permits will no longer be available;
- Nightly full service and electric sites will increase by $2;
- Seasonal sites will increase to $2,600 (electric), $1,400 (non-electric) and $1,100 (economy); and
- Daily entry and non-electric camping rates are not changing.
Nightly reservations for 2019 campsites will open at 7 a.m. from Monday, April 8 to Thursday, April 18, 2019. Staggered launch dates and a queuing system will be implemented again in 2019 to help provide the best user experience possible during reservations.
The schedule for the nightly reservations is as follows:
- Monday, April 8: Blackstrap and Pike Lake
- Wednesday, April 10: Meadow Lake
- Thursday, April 11: Saskatchewan Landing and The Battlefords
- Friday, April 12: Buffalo Pound, Douglas and Danielson
- Monday, April 15: Echo Valley, Rowan’s Ravine, Makwa Lake, Bronson Forest and Lac La Ronge
- Tuesday, April 16: Cypress Hills
- Wednesday, April 17: Duck Mountain, Good Spirit and Greenwater
- Thursday, April 18: Moose Mountain, Crooked Lake, Great Blue Heron, Narrow Hills and Candle Lake
For additional details on fees, and seasonal and group campsite reservations, visit www.saskparks.com.