July 14, 2020

There Is So Much To Do At Blackstrap Provincial Park This Summer!

Blackstrap Provincial Park is the must-visit provincial park in 2020.

“Located only half an hour from Saskatoon, Blackstrap Provincial Park is a great place to visit for a day-trip or for overnight camping,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said.  “This park offers experiences for families, adventure seekers and new park users.”

New to the park this year is the Aquatic Adventures Inflatable Waterpark.  The park offers 13 on-water challenges for adventure seekers to jump through slides, climb bridges and swing or flip into Blackstrap Lake.  The waterpark will be open seven days per week from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. pending good weather.  Interested visitors can check out https://www.saskaquaticadventures.com/our-parks/black-strap for more information.

Returning to the park this year is JT’s Beach Café.  Just steps from the beach, this food and beverage vendor makes a quick trip or a weekend visit to Blackstrap Provincial Park worthwhile.  Visitors can also enjoy the mobile JT’s Ice Cream Van that serves up cold treats throughout the park all summer long.

Park users looking for a safe, but fun activity while in the park can check out the self-use night geo-caching course.  Visitors should bring their own flashlights to use, and follow the directions posted in the park.  Night caching is best done after dusk, when the sun goes down.

Another attraction of interest this season at Blackstrap Provincial Park will be the two drive-in movie nights that will be hosted in the park on Saturday, August 22 and Friday, September 11.  This season, visitors are reminded that at least one campground will be open in each Saskatchewan Provincial Park that offers camping until the end of September, with lots of availability all summer and into the fall.

In Blackstrap Provincial Park, campers can book into the Kevin Misfeldt campground through to the end of September.  With historically beautiful fall weather in Saskatchewan, a fall camping trip is a great way to hang on to those summer vibes.  Note – a valid entry permit is required year-round so visitors are reminded to keep their annual entry permits for their fall camping and for upcoming winter events.

Saskatchewan Parks Week kicks off on Sunday, July 12 this year with Canada’s Parks Day being observed on Saturday, July 18.  To celebrate, Sask Parks Ambassador, Annika Mang and her family will be in Blackstrap Provincial Park experiencing all the park has to offer and sharing via Sask Parks social media channels (@SaskParks on Facebook and Instagram).  Annika is a content creator, storyteller, writer and photographer specializing in family travel adventure.  Annika believes that experiences like camping, hiking, or enjoying a beach day with the family are some of the best ways to connect.

Sask Parks staff will be implementing enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures and minimizing in-park contact with visitors where possible.  Park visitors are asked to bring their own 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.

Additional information, including common questions and answers about the 2020 camping season, can be found at https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/places-to-go/provincial-parks/Announcements.  

To book a campsite in Blackstrap Provincial Park, visit https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com/create-booking/results?resourceLocationId=-2147483623&mapId=-2147483648&_ga=2.32349754.582262377.1594220166-1161348545.1581022895.

Park visitors are encouraged to share their photos on social media using #saskparks for a chance to be featured on Sask Parks website and social platforms.