Longitude: -109.2876° W
To access the Great Sandhills from Sceptre, take the grid road on the east side of the village (off Hwy 32) for 9.6 km, follow the curve to the right at the T junction, travel west for 1.6 km, then south for approximately 10 km to the parking lot with interpretive signs. Walk approximately 0.5 km on a narrow sandy trail to the dune formations, climb to the top of a huge sand dune and simply enjoy the view. Windy conditions are common.
The last stretch of road leading to the dunes is privately leased by local ranchers who use the land as summer pasture for their cattle. All fires and camping are prohibited in the Sandhills. Parking is allowed only in designated areas. Camping is available at Leader. Please remember to respect the environment; take only pictures, leave only footprints.
Cypress Hills – Grasslands Park Birding Tour
Grasslands National Park, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Cypress Hills
May 10, 2024 to Nov 15, 2024
Join experienced local birding guide, Stan Shadick from Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours, for a 7-day / 6-night birding tour visiting Saskatchewan's Great Sandhills, Cypress Hills and Grasslands National Park. Both novice and experienced birdwatchers are welcome. The tour takes in the best birding hotspots in southwestern Saskatchewan.
Rates And Discounts
- Free admission
- Country / Rural
- Self-guided tour
- Free parking
- Interpretive signage
- Birding / Wildlife viewing