When it comes to camping, Saskatchewan boats some of the most exciting and scenic campgrounds in the country. Many parks offer activities for a wide range of interests. Whether it is hiking or backpacking, exploring or sighting for wildlife, canoeing or kayaking, swimming or relaxing on sandy beaches, historic forts, horseback riding, tennis, golf, or fishing, these parks have you covered! Pack up your sleeping bags and your tent and get ready for campfires, starry night skies, and days packed with fun and adventure.
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Lake Diefenbaker itself is 225km long with three (yes, three!) Provincial Parks located on its shores. There are also many other campgrounds located within the area. Diefenbaker is a beautiful lake that offers some great fishing. It’s perfect for water sports, swimming, or just kicking back and relaxing on the beach. Of course, no trip would be complete without seeing Gardener Dam!
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Spanning the southwest part of Saskatchewan and extending into Alberta, the entire Cypress Hills area is beautiful and packed with opportunity for an exciting getaway. Sparkling lakes, rolling grassy hills, historical sites, zip lining, and horseback riding (among others!) proves that Cypress Hills has it all. If you don’t want to rough it, you can always book a stay at one of the ranches in the area.
Prince Albert National Park
The Prince Albert National Park is a hotspot mainly because of the tourist/resort town of Waskesiu Lake. Offering quaint shops, great dining, and on the shores of the beautiful and tranquil lake it was named after, it’s definitely worth checking it out. The park, of course, is beautiful too. With many different campgrounds, pristine northern waters, excellent fishing, and tons of adventures and activities, you’ll be sure to find something you like. If you’re not into tenting it or don’t own an RV, there are cabin rentals in the area.
Blackstrap Provincial Park
Perhaps best known for the man-made ski hill, the park is located just half an hours’ drive from Saskatoon. The lake’s waters are perfect for fishing and watersports or if you just want to kick back and relax on land, there is a large beach that can be enjoyed. The park has two different campgrounds for your convenience. The close proximity to the city makes it easy to get away, even if it’s just for the weekend.
Wakaw Lake Regional Park
This one might not make the list often, but it’s definitely worth visiting. With great fishing, sandy beaches, an excellent campground and amenities like a restaurant on-site, a beautiful golf course, and the convenience of having the town of Wakaw nearby, camping at Wakaw Lake is an experience that people of all ages can enjoy.
Echo Valley Provincial Park
If you haven’t been to the Qu’Appelle Valley area, you should make this year the year! Situated between Echo Lake and Pasqua Lake, the Echo Valley Provincial Park is a must see destination. Fishing, water sports, beautiful beaches, nature walks, rolling hills… the valley truly has it all!
Grasslands National Park
There are literally too many things to list to do at Grasslands. There are many tours offered of the Badlands area, but it’s not just all rugged terrain. You can spend the day sight-seeing and hiking or enjoy the waters canoeing and kayaking. The area boasts museums, horseback riding, caves, and so much more! Bring your own tent or stay in one of the famous oTENETik buildings!
River Park Campground- Moose Jaw
While it doesn’t immediately come to mind as a place to camp, Moose Jaw offers so many exciting things to do for the whole family, it’s worth looking into campgrounds in the area. The town itself offers the famous Tunnels, beautiful murals painted throughout the city, quaint shops, and the Sukkanen Ship Museum as well as the Western Development Museum.
Woodlawn Regional Park
If you haven’t been to Boundary Dam, it’s a hidden gem in South East Saskatchewan. Located three kilometers south of Estevan, it’s a great destination for people of all ages. Come for the sandy beaches- complete with beach volleyball, the tree lined campsites, and the fishing. The waters are warm, so excellent for swimming, and it’s the only place in the province for Large Mouth Bass.
Moose Mountain Provincial Park
Moose Mountain offers a whole host of activities ranging from on land to out in the water. Enjoy golf or tennis, soak up the sun on the beach, take a hike on one of the many trails, or spend the afternoon canoeing or kayaking. Be sure to stop at the Cannington Manor and if you’re feeling adventurous, challenge yourself to the waterslides or enjoy the lazy river at Kenosee Superslides.