The Battlefords Cottage Information
The Battlefords Provincial Park has two 18-net disc golf courses within our trail system. It is home to the Gold Eagle Open Provincial Disc Golf Tournament every September for the past four years. Come out and borrow a set of discs and try out our courses all year round!
Letter from the Park Manager
Dear Cottage Owners
We hope everyone has had a good winter and know everyone is looking forward to spending time at their cottage this summer. We hope to be starting up the seasonal water lines the week of May 8-12, weather and staff permitting. Please call the Administration Office if you have questions regarding the water plant operations. This is just a reminder that you are allowed to temporarily hook up to our taps to fill your tanks, but you cannot remain hooked up. You are not allowed to connect any waterlines from your cottage to our water system. We can only ensure the water is potable to the park tap. If you hook up a hose and fill your tanks, we can no longer ensure the water in your tanks is potable as your tanks and hoses may contaminate the water. Do not use the fire hydrants to fill your water tanks, as this water is for fire purposes only. The fire hydrant water is stored in the metal tank on the hill in Upper Delorme. If this tank is drained, there would be no water to the hydrants until we can manually turn the plant on to fill the tank (this procedure does not change with the installation of the new automated water plant). As well, the water sits in the fire tank and may become discoloured, so you will not want this water in your cottage. The water to the blue water taps is potable and comes directly from the water plant.
2023 Water Quality Report
Below is a link to the 2023 Water Quality Report for The Battlefords Provincial Park.
The red LORAAS bins for bagged household garbage and a blue recycle bin will be located between Upper and Lower Delorme. Under no circumstances are you to put building materials or non-household waste in these bins. Any large items (furniture, appliances, etc.) are to be transported to the transfer site in Cochin and you may be required to pay a fee. All cardboard must be flattened before putting into the blue bin. Tree branches will be removed from the two brush locations in Lower Delorme the week of June 13-17 (or please call 306-386-2212 if the pile is getting to be too much).
The park firewood is for park campers only and is not provided for cottagers. Our firewood is marked and if it is found anywhere other than campsites or day-use areas of the park, it is theft and charges will be laid. Do not use the park firewood. Firewood can be obtained from other local providers.
There is no ATV use allowed in the park. It is a violation under The Parks Act and charges will be laid if you are found operating an ATV within the park. Snowmobiles are not allowed within the park other than in the ditch along Highway #204, which runs through the park. There are cross-country skiing and snowshoe/hiking trails set in the campgrounds. Please respect the work and efforts put forth to be able to enjoy the park year-round.
Pets must be leashed, and all pet regulations apply to cottagers within the provincial park. To review the pet regulations, you can visit our website www.saskparks.com. If anyone is interested in taking their pets for an adventure, try the dog park near the main beach by the games area.
911 Emergency Response service is available at The Battlefords Provincial Park. The park has a fire agreement with the Meota Fire Department (MFD) to respond to grass and cottage fires. The Fire Department will be contacted by the 911 operator to respond. Call-out fees will be charged by MFD. Park-related concerns such as vandalism and noise complaints, please call Park Watch 1-800-667-1788.
Cottage owners can rent a spot in the storage compound for the year. The yearly fee is $370, which is broken down as follows: May 18 to September 4, 2023 - $2/day for a total of $220 and September 5 to May 16,2024 - off-season storage fee of $150. The lots are 20'x 30' and you can put more than one item in the stall for this fee. The general public is charged $2/day per unit for storage. Please pay your storage fees at the Park Administration Office. Boat trailers and other items must be stored either on your lot or in the compound. Items cannot be stored off your lot in the area across the road from your cabin on Lower Delorme, as this is park property. Boat trailers and any building materials, etc. must be removed from this area.
Integrity Septic Tank Testing
Thank you to the cottagers who have completed their testing, and we hope to book all that remains this season to have our park completed with these updates as soon as possible.
You may access additional cottaging information from the ministry website at www.saskatchewan.ca/cottaging.
Cottage Lessee Park Specific Park Entry Permits
Cottage lessees may pick up their 2023-24 transferable Park Specific Entry Permits from the park office in which their cottage is located beginning May 15, 2023. Once cottage lessees have retrieved their permits, they are considered received and no further permits will be re-issued. If additional permits are required, cottage lessees may purchase a 2023-24 transferrable Annual Park Entry Permit from any provincial park office in Saskatchewan. 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 permits are also transferred to the new lease owner as additional ones will not be issued.
Please remember that vehicles within provincial parks are required to always display a valid entry permit throughout the year.
Anyone picking up Annual Park Entry Permits associated with a cottage property at a provincial park must:
- 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.
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.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your President, Tara Berg email@example.com or executive first as it may be something that others have already addressed. If it is specific to your cottage and lease, then please feel free to call our office. I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable season at your cottage.