Saskatchewan provincial parks offer a wide array of water-based recreation, from fishing in the pristine waters of northern Saskatchewan to wakeboarding at Lake Diefenbaker, to splashing in a heated public pool.

Beaches and Pools

If relaxing at the beach is your idea of the perfect summer holiday, then look no further than a Saskatchewan provincial park.  Many parks offer clean, sandy beaches ideal for building that perfect sand-castle or soaking up the rays.  Most designated beaches in Saskatchewan provincial parks offer change houses and washrooms for user's convenience.  Saskatchewan parks do not offer life guard services at the beaches.  Please ensure that children are properly supervised.

Cypress Hills offers an outdoor, heated leisure pool, hot tub and sauna, with public swimming available from mid-June through to the September long weekend.  Buffalo Pound's pool, open form mid-June to mid-August, has a change house, showers and bathrooms as well as a concession.  Pike Lake has a swimming pool and a water slide with is own splashdown pool.  The pool is wheelchair accessible.  Admission fees are in affect at all pools.  Check with the park for swim schedules and rates.

Swimming Lessons

Cypress HillsPike Lake and Buffalo Pound provincial parks all have public-use pools and also offer swimming lessons.  Swimming lesson registration takes place online or toll-free at 1-855-737-7275. 


From fly fishing in Cypress Hills and Narrow Hills to catching world record Rainbow trout at Lake Diefenbaker, to getting the big one in Meadow Lake, some of the best fishing takes place in Saskatchewan parks.  Last Mountain Lake, home to Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park, you'll find Northern Pike, Walleye and Perch.  In the northern parks, like Lac La Ronge, Lake Trout and Artic Grayling are abundant.  In addition to great fishing, most parks and recreation sites offer boat launches and fish filleting stations. Check with each individual park about what specific services are available and current conditions.

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