8 Best Family-Friendly Camping Destinations
In no particular order, here are eight great campground locations that offer tons of activities to keep your family busy.
Southwestern Flair - Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Cypress Hills is a great destination for families. Steep rises, lush valleys and pine-scented breezes lend a mountain air to the region and make it perfect for hiking and outdoor adventure. The park features a zipline tour, rock-climbing wall, a leisure pool, tennis courts, a golf course, mini-golf, horseback riding, boat and mountain bike rentals and an observatory complex.
Camping: Over 600 electric, non-electric, full-service, barrier-free, group and equestrian sites.
Nearby Attractions: Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Historic Reesor Ranch, Treeosix Adventure Parks, Grotto Gardens Country Market ,Loch Leven Marina
and T.Rex Discovery Centre.
Resort Living or Backcountry Camping - Prince Albert National Park
Prince Albert National Park is located in an area where aspen parkland transitions into boreal forest. Wildlife in this area reflects the changing habitat. You will find everything from moose and wolves to deer and elk. This four-season destination mixes northern wilderness encounters with the comforts of a lakeside resort.
Nature’s Playground - Moose Mountain Provincial ParkThe aspen forest and lakes of Moose Mountain Provincial Park are found in the midst of Saskatchewan grasslands. On the north shore of Kenosee Lake, the park offers outdoor recreation including a large beach, boat launch, tennis course, an 18-hole golf course and beach volleyball courts.
Nearby Attractions: Cannington Manor Provincial Historic Park, Kenosee Lake Riding Academy, Prairie Dog Drive-In, Golf Kenosee, The Happy Nun and designated ATV trails.
Variety is the Spice of Life - Meadow Lake Provincial ParkThe park offers 12 campgrounds with a variety of camping experiences, several beaches, more than 200 km of hiking trails including the 120 km Boreal Trail, canoe routes and roughly 130 bird species and wildlife.
Camping: Over 800 electric, non-electric, full-service, barrier-free, seasonal and group sites. Camp-Easy yurts also available.
Nearby Attractions: the Boreal Trail, Loon Lake & District Golf and Country Club, boat/canoe rental available at Pierce Lake Lodge and Northern Cross Resort Ltd. and Flotten Lake Lodge.
Wide Open Spaces - Grasslands National Park
Grasslands National Park is found in southern Saskatchewan, skirting the Montana border. It is a sanctuary protecting some of the last untouched prairie grasses in North America. The park has a varied terrain, with rolling grasslands, weathered cliffs and mysterious badlands. It is teeming with wildlife, burrowing owls, plains bison, black-tailed prairie dogs and more.
Camping: Over 40 designated electric sites, plus a multitude of back-country camping opportunities. oTENTiks, Teepees and equestrian camping also available.
*These camping options are all available in both the East Block and West Block of Grasslands.*
Nearby Attractions: Big Muddy Badlands, Prairie Wind & Silver Sage and St. Victor’s Petroglyphs Provincial Historic Park.
Wild & Free - Lac La Ronge Provincial ParkWilderness at its finest. Located in the Canadian Shield, the largest provincial park in Saskatchewan contains more than 100 freshwater lakes. Otter Rapids, Nistowiak Falls and over 1,300 islands call this park home. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, a Provincial and National Historic Site, is accessible by boat.
Camping: Over 230 electric, non-electric, seasonal and group sites
Nearby Attractions: Churchill River Canoe Outfitters, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Nistowiak Falls, Robertson Trading Ltd. and Nipekamew Sand Cliffs
Sand Dunes & Lakeside Adventure - Saskatchewan Landing Provincial ParkSaskatchewan Landing Provincial Park offers awe-inspiring scenery including densely wooded coulees, rugged hills, razorback ridges and beautiful sunsets. Located along the west side of Lake Diefenbaker, this park is a must for water and nature lovers.
Camping: Over 350 electric, non-electric, barrier-free, seasonal, group and equestrian sites. Camp-Easy tents also available.
Nearby Attractions: Great Sand Hills Ecological Reserve, Lake Diefenbaker, Sask. Landing Golf Resort. Boat rentals available at Sask. Landing Marina Ltd.
Forest Fun - Duck Mountain Provincial ParkSet in a lush forest, Duck Mountain Provincial Park is a haven for outdoor explorers. Two lakes are great for swimming, playing in the sand and fishing. The park boasts several trails for hikers and cyclists, as well as golfing, mini-golf, canoeing and tennis.
Camping: Over 400 electric, non-electric, full-service, barrier-free, seasonal and group sites.
Nearby Attractions: Madge Lake Stables, Madge Lake Golf Resort, The Pickerel Point Marina.