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Saskatchewan has 34 provincial parks in four categories: wilderness, recreational, natural environment and historic parks. Each park showcases specific natural features and offers a range of recreation and education opportunities.
Southern provincial parks include such favourites as Cypress Hills and Moose Mountain and the parks of the Qu’Appelle Valley. In the central parklands, the wooded hills and blue lakes of Duck Mountain, Greenwater Lake, Narrow Hills and Meadow Lake make ideal natural environment parks. And in the north, the rugged terrain of the Precambrian shield gives parks like Lac La Ronge a natural wilderness appeal.
On the southern shore of Lake Athabasca, in Saskatchewan’s far north, Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Wilderness Park protects an ecologically fragile area characterized by jack pine forests mixed with large open sand dune formations. These dunes reach as high as 30 metres, making them some of the most northerly major sand dunes in the world. Ten plant species in the park are endemic to this region.
The levels of service vary with each provincial park. The more developed parks offer resort accommodation and rental cabins along with a range of camping services and recreational activities.
In total Saskatchewan has about 460 campgrounds. While many of them are government operated within the national and provincial parks systems, well-serviced campgrounds can be found across the province at private resorts, regional parks, towns and cities, and vacation farms