Greenwater Lake Cottage Information
In the North Central part of the park, the forests of Greenwater open to patches of rough fescue prairie, an ecosystem that is one of the rarest in the province. Less than 2% of rough fescue prairie remains in its natural state in Saskatchewan today. The Fescue prairie in Greenwater is the only one protected within a provincial park.
Letter from the Park Manager
Hello from the Greenwater Lake Provincial Park Office. Spring is here and the melt has started. As we prepare for another camping season at Greenwater Lake, I reflect to last year's successful season. Our dedicated staff helped to create a memorable season for cottagers and campers with all their hard work and the park was buzzing with eager families. We are looking forward to this coming season and wish all park users a great summer.
As always, our staff here at Greenwater Lake Provincial Park is fully committed to providing all park users a high level of service through all circumstances.
Please continue to forward your ideas for park improvements; they are always welcomed.
2023 Water Quality Report
Below is a link to the 2023 Water Quality Report for Greenwater Lake Provincial Park.
- Drainage project through Poplar Ridge Campground.
- Rec Hall kitchen upgrades.
- Park entrance sign - Installation is complete.
- Group Camping electrification.
- Cement pad on roadway at entry gate.
2023 Planned projects
- Rec Hall door replacement and entry flooring.
- Staff house window replacement.
- Rec Hall kitchen upgrades - new appliances and countertops.
Cottage Lessee Park Specific Park Entry Permits
Each cottage lessee will receive two transferable Park Entry Permits specific to the park in which they hold their cottage leased property. Our Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the off season, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. during peak season. Only the lease holder is allowed to pick up the entry permits; therefore, they must be named as the lessee on the provincial park lease agreement and must provide both personal identification and a signature. Park staff will also take the opportunity to verify your contact information to ensure our records are up to date. Please note that once these permits are picked up by the cottage lessee, they are considered received, no additional permits will be issued. The two issued transferrable Park Specific Entry Permits are associated with the lease and not the person; therefore, when transferring a lease please ensure these park specific passes are also transferred to the new lease owner as additional ones will not be issued.
Please remember vehicles within provincial parks are required to always display a valid entry permit throughout the year.
- Be named on the provincial park cottage lease agreement.
- Update contact information with park official.
- Provide personal identification.
- Sign for the permits.
As in previous years, where non-compliance issues remain, Annual Park Entry Permits may be withheld by the Ministry until outstanding non-compliant issues have been resolved. Examples of this are (but not limited to): lease fee arrears, expired lease, pending assignment of lease (sale) or unresolved estate (one lessee deceased). If any of these circumstances apply to you, please contact the park office for assistance. These permits will be held in Regina - the Regina office will advance these assigned permits once compliance has been reached.
Directive and Operating Rules
The directives are an excellent reference document for new developments and operating provisions. A general rule of thumb - any development on a cottage lot - it is good practice to contact the Park for a building permit.
You may access cottaging information from the ministry website at www.saskatchewan.ca/cottaging
Communal disposal bins have been installed throughout the park for visitors to use. For cottagers, the closest location for household garbage is directly east of the 4 Season Storage Compound (ball diamond area).
Rather than fill the garbage bins with natural waste - please be advised the Park will permit dumping of these materials at the woodlot on the schedule below. The woodlot will be manned to ensure dumping of materials is appropriate. Woodlot is located along the golf course road on the south side.
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME FOR ACCESS TO CLEAN WASTE PILE
Access to the clean waste pile will be available 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Saturday from the first Saturday following May long weekend to the second Saturday in September.
- Reminder to cottage owners that park firewood is only available to campers with valid permit.
- Please keep your outside cottage area free of food and garbage, this will result in fewer incidents with unwanted critters.
- To prevent negative dog encounters with humans and wildlife, all dogs must be on leash when in park.
Park Interpretive Programming
- Interpretive Programming for the park will be similar to what was offered last year. There is a special event planned for Greenwater on June 17, and is themed “The Great Outdoors”. More information to follow once details are finalized. Keep an eye on the Events Calendar for more information here
- No swimming lessons are offered at Greenwater Lake at this time.
Septic Tank Integrity Testing
The Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport in conjunction with Saskatchewan Cottaging Association have mandated that all septic tanks be inspected to ensure that no tanks have been comprised, thus causing an environmental concern. Septic Tank testing will continue in 2023 - targeting the middle of Uskatik subdivision, Block 5, Block 6, and Block 8. Cottager owners of tanks to be inspected this year will be notified via email with information relating to the septic tank inspection in early May. Thank you for the support on this initiative.
Drinking Water System
After spring flushing of the seasonal drinking water distribution system, the Park's drinking water system will be placed on a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory until water sample testing results indicate the water is safe for human consumption.
- Greenwater Lake 2022 Drinking Water Quality and Compliance Annual Notice to Consumers Report is available.
- For viewing on the Greenwater Lake Cottage Owners Website.greenwatercabinowners.com
Please note that the Bulk Water Station (Greenwater Lake Water Plant) is not an appropriate place to wash vehicles.
Want to Give Back to Your Community?
Donations can be made online or in-park to specific areas of the park system customers feel passionate about. Your donation can directly help enhance and preserve our provincial parks long into the future. The generosity of your donation will help fund innovations and new experiences while also supporting education and stewardship, making you a part of the history and the future of Saskatchewan Provincial Parks.
To learn more and donate, visit saskparks.com/donate
Please ensure the Park office has your most recent email address and contact information as all correspondence from the park will be communicated via email.
The cottage owners are the eyes and ears in the park. For concerns during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) call the Park office at 306 278-3515 For after-hours concerns call the Parks Watch line at 1 800 667-1788
Throughout the season, the Park will have planned special events. Please check saskparks.com for listing and dates.
Looking forward to another great year at Greenwater Lake Provincial Park.