Rules and Regulations

The complete rules and regulations for provincial parks are outlined in The Parks Regulations, 1991. Failure to comply with these conditions and the Parks Act and Regulations may result in eviction.

Campsite Equipment

  • Permit holders shall maintain the campsite and camping unit in a condition acceptable to the park supervisor or designate.
  • Check-out: 12 noon; Check-in: 2 pm. Campsites must be empty of all personal property, including the camping unit, between check-out and check-in to allow staff time to ensure the site is ready for the next visitor.
  • A limit of six (6) people per campsite is allowed for non-immediate family groups. “Immediate” is defined as a family consisting of a parent(s) and children 18 years of age and under or another adult acting in a guardianship role of said children in the absence of parent(s).
  • Only one camping unit (tent, tent-trailer, camper, camper-truck/van, camping trailer or motorhome) permitted in each campsite. Mobile homes and bunkhouse type trailers are not permitted.
  • All camping units and campsites must be maintained so as not to detract from the park setting. Due to campsite size, length restrictions may apply. All camping units and equipment must be contained within the campsite.
  • One small tent for accommodating dependent children and one screened tent for meal purposes is permitted depending on the size of the campsite. Additional small tents for dependent children may be allowed at the discretion of the Park Supervisor.
  • Major appliances must be contained within the camping unit’s original construction.
  • Maximum of two (2) vehicles and one (1) watercraft at each campsite at any time. All vehicles must be parked on defined campsite parking pads, roadways and parking lots. Visitors are to park their vehicles in designated visitor parking areas where available.
  • All camping units and vehicles, other than tents, must be legally registered and display a current, valid license plate at all times when on park land. All vehicles must display a valid park entry permit.
  • Liquid grey water or solid waste must be disposed of into a provided sewage system or receptacle.   
  • Wildlife is present in the park; keep campsite clean and all food, garbage and attractants securely stored.
  • Removable ground level decks/landings to a maximum of 80 sq. ft. (7.43 m2) will be permitted upon approval of the park supervisor or designate.
  • Tarps may not exceed 400 sq. ft. (37.16 m2. Tarps cannot create safety concerns within the campground.
  • Lights are restricted to a maximum of 12 patio lights (one string) or one (1) section of rope lights per campsite. All lights must be CSA approved.
  • Intermittent generator use in campgrounds without electricity is permitted between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 pm. Generators cannot be left in use if the campsite is unattended.


  • Campfires in park supplied fire pits and barbecues only.
  • Propane or other non-wood burning portable barbecues are acceptable for cooking purposes.  
  • Firewood is provided at no cost. It is an offence to remove firewood from the park.
  • Please keep fires small. Small campfires conserve firewood and reduce the risk of forest and/or grass fires. 

Guests, Parties and Alcohol

  • Campers may consume alcoholic beverages in the permit holder’s camping unit, and on their assigned campsite except during the May long weekend when an alcohol ban is in effect.
  • Saskatchewan provincial parks will enforce a ban on all alcohol in park and recreation site campgrounds for the May long weekend. Individuals are still free to consume alcohol in private cottages and licensed establishments in the parks.
  • Non-camping guests to campsites must possess and display a valid park entry permit. Visiting hours are between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm 
  • The permit holder, their family and guests shall comply at all times with all permit conditions and regulations. The permit holder is responsible for the conduct and behaviour of their family and guests. Everyone must observe all campground regulations and conditions.
  • Rowdy behaviour or excessive noise is not permitted at any time.

Pets, Birds and Wildlife

  • Bird feeders attract wildlife. They are not permitted in campgrounds.
  • Pets are welcome in provincial parks. Please be considerate of other park visitors by following these rules:
    • Owners are responsible for the care, control and behaviour of their pets at all times.
    • Promptly clean up after your pets.
    • Keep pets on a leash (not exceeding two meters in length) at all times.
    • Keep pets quiet and ensure they do not become a nuisance, danger or threat to the comfort or safety of any other person or animal.
    • Ensure that pets do not damage or destroy any property in the park.
    • Pets are not permitted in public structures, on beaches or in swimming areas.
  • These pet regulations reduce the risk of nuisance or dangerous occurrences and help provide a safe and comfortable environment for all users.
  • Failure to comply with any of these regulations could result in fines and possible eviction from the park.
  • Parks are natural environments. Wildlife is present. Keep campsites clean and avoid anything that will attract wildlife.

Release of Campsite Information

Under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Saskatchewan provincial parks must not share your campsite information with anyone without your permission. This is for your safety and privacy. Saskatchewan provincial parks will use either of the following options to ensure your privacy:

Option 1

  • Parks may provide a message centre/bulletin board for you to post your campsite information. 

Option 2

  • At time of registration, we will ask if park staff may release your campsite information (a signature is required, verbal approval is not adequate. We will obtain your signature in such a way that you will not be able to see other camper signatures). 
  • We require your permission and a signature for all return visits.

Campsite and Park Entry Fees

  • All visitors must possess and display valid park entry. Refunds are not granted once an entry permit has been issued. Lost or stolen entry permits will not be refunded or replaced.   
  • Saskatchewan residents 65 years of age or older or turning 65 years of age anytime during the current year will receive free provincial park entry. All vehicles entering the park are still required to obtain a senior park entry vehicle permit free of charge. These permits are only available upon entry at a park. Identification is required.  To verify residency, please provide your valid Saskatchewan health card, valid driver’s license and vehicle registration. 
  • You can cancel or change your camping reservation at any time prior to your scheduled arrival online  or through the call centre at 1-855-737-7275 (from outside North America, call 1-519-826-6784).
  • A cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations to nightly camping reservations 48 hours after original booking is made. The cancellation fee is in addition to the non-refundable reservation fee. View a complete list of park fees.

Protect the Park

  • It is unlawful to damage or remove any sign, facility, turf, rock or the whole part of any flower, plant, shrub or tree.
  • It is unlawful to discharge, discard or dispose of any liquid or solid waste other than into a provided sewage system or receptacle.

Swimming Lessons

  • Swimming lesson reservations are available at Buffalo Pound, Cypress Hills and Pike Lake. Swimming lessons open for reservations at the same time as the nightly camping reservation launch.
  • A parent or guardian is required to sign a waiver form for each child taking swimming lessons.  The signed waiver form must be completed and presented upon arrival on the first day of the lesson.
  • You may cancel your reservation online or by calling Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Call Centre at 1-855-737-7275 (from outside North America, call 1-519-826-6784). There is a surcharge fee of $2.00 for using the call centre.
  • You will be required to contact the park for cancellations and changes made less than two days prior to the Monday of the weekly swimming lesson.
  • The amount of your refund, if any, will be determined as follows:
    • If your reservation is cancelled more than 48 hours prior to midnight of the first day of the swimming lesson, you will receive a full refund of your swimming lesson fees;
    • If your reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to midnight of the first day of the swimming lesson, swimming lesson fees are forfeited; or,
    • If the reservation is not cancelled, your class space and refunds will be forfeited if notification is not received indicating your arrival for the second day of classes.

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