Last Updated May 16, 2023
Contrary to Saskatchewan's reputation, it's untapped beauty is a well-kept secret among avid campers. If you haven't yet explored its unique landscapes, this is your call to adventure! Saskatchewan's campgrounds are a treasure trove of picturesque vistas. So, dust off your camping gear, because we're about to embark on a journey through our 2023 updated list of our top 5 camping hotspots in Saskatchewan!
Moose Mountain Provincial Park
Moose Mountain Provincial Park, one of Saskatchewan's earliest provincial parks, is a hub of year-round adventure with activities for the entire family. With its captivating mix of poplar and birch trees and undulating topography, this park is an idyllic spot for camping, swimming, boating, golf, tennis, and more. Explore an extensive trail system perfect for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Don't forget to visit the visitor center situated in a grand stone chalet, stop by the Artist’s Colony, or step back in time at historic Cannington Manor. Each visit offers a new experience in every season.
Contact Email: MooseMountain.ProvPark@gov.sk.ca Contact Phone: (306) 577-2600
Blackstrap Provincial Park
Named after the manmade mountain that towers 45 metres above the surrounding prairies, Blackstrap Provincial Park is a unique geographical gem. A convenient 35-minute drive south of Saskatoon, this park offers an array of summer activities. With a boat launch on the east side of the lake, it's perfect for water-based activities like water-skiing, canoeing, and windsurfing. Enjoy the main beach with its inviting sand and plentiful grassy areas, or book one of the two Camp-Easy yurts for a hassle-free getaway.
Contact Email: Blackstrap.ProvincialPark@gov.sk.ca Contact Phone: (306) 492-5676
Grasslands National Park
Grasslands National Park, whos season runs through October 10, 2023, offers unique camping experiences in both the Frenchman Valley Campground and Rock Creek Campground. Frenchman Valley provides a serene prairie setting with views of the Frenchman River, rolling hills, stunning sunsets, and possibly even bison. Meanwhile, Rock Creek offers an elegant prairie experience, with leopard frogs’ symphony at dusk and meadowlarks’ serenade at dawn. Both campsites offer various amenities for comfort and convenience.
Contact Phone: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)
Craven World Campground
Nestled by the Qu'Appelle River, the well-treed Craven World Campground spreads over 63 acres and offers full-service RV sites, electric, non-electric, and seasonal sites from May 1 to September 30. The campground is equipped with amenities like Wi-Fi, showers, sewage disposal, laundry, and playground. An onsite rental building for family or corporate functions can accommodate up to 150 people. Please note that camping is unavailable during Country Thunder Saskatchewan.
Contact Phone: (306) 731-3336
Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park
Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, located at the historic crossing on the South Saskatchewan River, offers a mix of recreational and historical attractions. The park is popular for fishing, sun-bathing, and hiking, with a boat launch on the north side of the lake and a main beach area on the west side. It also features several interpretive trails and historic sites, including the charming Goodwin House. Full services are available from the May long weekend to September 30.
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Contact Phone: (306) 375-5525
Prince Albert National Park
Offering a variety of camping experiences, Prince Albert National Park provides everything from fully serviced RV campsites in the heart of Waskesiu to tranquil lakeside tenting at Namekus Lake. Among its five vehicle-accessible campgrounds are Beaver Glen and Red Deer with amenities like electricity, water services, showers, and potable water. For a more rustic experience, The Narrows, Namekus Lake, and Sandy Lake offer unserviced sites with basic facilities.
Adventurous spirits can enjoy everything from short hikes to multi-day paddling excursions, while those seeking a closer connection to nature can stay at one of the 15 designated backcountry campgrounds, equipped with picnic tables, pit toilets, firewood, and bear caches. Some sites even feature a “bear bar” cache that secures supplies high on a pole. Permits for these backcountry sites are required and available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Contact Phone: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)
Echo Valley Provincial Park
Nestled in the picturesque Qu'Appelle Valley between Echo and Pasqua Lakes, Echo Valley Provincial Park serves as a recreational haven. With two beaches and access to two lakes, this park is ideal for fishing and water sports enthusiasts. Other amenities include lush lawns, a playground, change rooms, barbecues, interpretive programming, and a three-kilometre nature trail for exploring the area's beauty. For a hassle-free escape, three Camp-Easy sites are available for booking. During winter, the park's winding ice skating trail provides a unique and enjoyable pastime. Full services are available from the May long weekend until the end of September.
Contact Email: Echovalleypp@gov.sk.ca Contact Phone: (306) 332-3215
Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a weekend wanderer, Saskatchewan's array of campgrounds and provincial parks offer a unique blend of awe-inspiring nature, thrilling activities, and tranquil retreats. These parks serve as a testament to the province's natural beauty, inviting you to explore the wilderness, embrace the outdoors, and make countless memories under the vast prairie skies. Whether you choose the rustic charm of backcountry camping or the convenience of fully-serviced RV sites, your perfect outdoor experience awaits. If you're looking to buy or upgrade your home on wheels, Revival Powersports offers some fantastic RV loan options to get you set up. Happy camping and be sure to check out our other RV related posts below:
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