Those who want to escape the hassles of camping or those brand new to camping can take advantage of Camp-Easy equipped campsites Saskatchewan‘s provincial parks.
Camp-Easy sites are great for campers who do not own camping equipment or aren’t sure if camping is for them, but would like to give it a try. Guests can maximize their time spent in the park relaxing and exploring when eliminating set up and take down of their site.
Each campsite features a large canvas tent on a wooden platform, six sleeping cots, a screened dining tent, a camp stove and propane tank, a lantern, wash bins, camp chairs and roasting sticks. Equipped campsites give guests the camping experience with the added benefits of being warmer and drier, and sleeping on a cot that is raised off the tent floor. The stand-up tent and covered outdoor space provides protection from the elements.
The Camp-Easy program is expanding for the 2019 camping season and will be available in eight parks in addition to the three parks, where it was available in 2018 (Buffalo Pound, Echo Valley and Pike Lake provincial parks).
Once reservations open for the season on Monday, April 8, 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
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 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 those who are new to camping and looking for a more guided experience, Sask Parks is offering a Learn to Camp program in Camp-Easy campsites on designated dates. The program is designed to introduce beginner campers to skills and activities that are useful for a successful and memorable camping experience. Participants will receive lessons from Learn to Camp Leaders. To book a spot in a Camp-Easy Learn to Camp session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.