- We follow the rules to keep everyone safe

Saskatchewan parks have a natural beauty we want everyone to enjoy and for this reason rules are in place for everyone (even your furry best friend). We carefully review and update these rule regularly as required and look to our visitors to follow them so everyone can continue to utilize our facilities for years to come. We thank you all in advance of your visit for taking time to review this page and "Know Before You Go".

A complete list of rules are outlined in The Parks Regulations, 1991, as well as The Parks Act.

SaskParks Rules and Regulations

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Reservation Service Terms of Use

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Reservation Service Terms of Use The Saskatchewan Provincial Parks (“Sask Parks”) Reservation Service is an online reservation website administered by the Parks Division of the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport on behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan. The service allows you to view, reserve, manage and purchase eligible goods and services at Saskatchewan provincial parks, including campground reservations and walk-ins upon availability, park permits and services operated solely by the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.

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In providing information on the Reservation Service, every possible effort is made to keep the content accurate and current. However, we make no claims, guarantees or promises about the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the information provided and are not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for results obtained from the use of the information. We will make an effort to correct errors brought to our attention. Distribution of the information does not constitute any warranty. The user assumes the risk of verifying any materials used or relied on.

Privacy

The Sask Parks Reservation Service does not automatically gather personal information about you. We will only collect this type of information if you voluntarily supply it. If you provide us your personal information, it will only be used or disclosed for the purposes for which it was collected or, in limited circumstances, in accordance with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

As you navigate the reservation service website, you may see links to external websites not owned or controlled by the Government of Saskatchewan, including social media platforms. Links to external websites do not imply any official Government of Saskatchewan endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. When visiting these external websites, you are subject to different privacy policies and terms of service of the respective external website. We strongly suggest that you read the site policies, including the privacy policies, for any external website that you visit through a link appearing on the Sask Parks Reservation Service.

We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions, including, where appropriate, password protection, encryption, and secure socket layering to protect the service and the information we collect from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Credit card information is collected through a secure connection to process payments and complete reservations in real-time. Your credit card number is not stored within the reservation service database.

You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, computer, and web-enabled devices, among other things, by signing off after using a shared computer, inserting a password on your web-enabled device, choosing a password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, keeping your password private, and periodically changing your password. You should never share your log-in information with others. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or compromised passwords, or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

Cookies

The Sask Parks Reservation Service uses cookies to keep your information secure and to see how our site is used and performs. Cookies are small text files that a web server may ask your web browser to store, and to send back to the web server when needed. Cookies may be used to store a transaction identifier or other information a user may provide. You can block or delete our cookies, but doing so will prevent you from using the service to create an account, make a reservation or complete a purchase.

Copyright

The information and images contained on this website are the property of the Government of Saskatchewan and used with permission of the legal owners. Information contained on this site is intended for private, non-commercial use only. You must contact us for permission if you want to:

  • Reproduce or use information or images contained on this website;
  • Charge your website’s users to click on a link to any page on saskatchewan.ca, parks.saskatchewan.ca or tourismsaskatchewan.com; or
  • Say your website is associated with or endorsed by saskatchewan.ca, parks.saskatchewan.ca or tourismsaskatchewan.com

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or seeking written permissions, email parks.info@gov.sk.ca or write to:

Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport
Parks Division – Visitor Experiences Branch
3211 Albert Street, 1st Floor
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5W6
CANADA

Park Entry

All park visitors must possess and display a valid Park Entry Permit within Saskatchewan Provincial Park boundary. There is a variety of permits available depending on how many days in the year you plan to visit our parks. Many parks offer activities and events year round - and some also offer year round camping - don't limit yourself, chose the permit that fits your needs.

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Type

Availability

Terms
Daily
One day

At the park or when making a reservation.

FREE for Saskatchewan residents 65 or older
(or turning 65 anytime during the current year) - with ID.

Non-transferable

If lost or stolen will not be refunded or replaced

Weekly
One week

At the park or when making a reservation.

FREE for Saskatchewan residents 65 or older
(or turning 65 anytime during the current year) - with ID.

Non-transferable

If lost or stolen will not be refunded or replaced

Annual
One year

At the park or when making a reservation
(mailed out if purchased more than 14 days before stay)

Also available at participating CAA offices

Transferable

No refunds once issued.

 


At the Park

Camping Permit / Reservation: Upon arrival at the park, campers will be required to confirm they are the Camping Permit / reservation holder on the reservation in order to be permitted into the site to ensure the correct person is checking in. Check-in: 2 pm | Check-out: 12 noon (Camping unit and personal property must be removed by noon on departure date) 24 hours a day is quiet time, violators will be charged

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All camping units and campsites must be maintained so as not to detract from the park setting. Due to campsite size, length restrictions may apply. All camping units and equipment must be contained within the campsite.

  • Camping Permit holders shall maintain the campsite and camping unit in a condition acceptable to the Park Manager or designate.
  • Camping Permit holders shall not rent, sell, sublet, assign or otherwise transfer their reserved campsite.

At the Campsite

  • Limit of one (1) "Camping Unit" on each campsite

What is a Camping Unit?

  • Tent, tent-trailer, camper, camper-truck/van, camping trailer or motor-home (no mobile homes or bunkhouse trailers)
  • One (1) additional small tent for dependent children and one (1) screened tent are also permitted (if campsite size permits)
  • Additional small tents for dependent children may be allowed at the discretion of the Park Manager
  • Camping unit must be on campsite within one hour of receiving a Camping Permit
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All camping units and vehicles must be legally registered and display current/valid license plate

A limit of six (6) people per campsite is allowed for non-immediate family members. “Immediate family” is defined as a parent(s) and children 18 years of age and under, or an adult acting in a guardianship role in the absence of parent(s) for children aged 18 years and under. 

Lights: Maximum of 12 CSA-approved patio lights (one string) or one (1) section of rope lights per campsite

Major appliances must be contained within the camping unit. 

Tarps are permitted as long as they do not create safety concerns within the campground (max 400 sq. ft. / 37.16 m2)

Vehicles: Maximum of two (2) vehicles and one (1) watercraft at each campsite at any time providing the site can accommodate.

  • All vehicles must display a valid Park Entry Permit
  • All vehicles must be parked on defined campsite parking pads, roadways and parking lots
  • Visitors park in designated visitor parking areas where available

Self-contained propane/gas barbeques, fire pits and heating devices, must be CSA approval, and should be set up on level bare soil or gravel/sand clear of vegetation.

Propane or other non-wood burning portable barbecues are acceptable for cooking purposes

Generators: Permitted (intermittently) in campgrounds without electricity

  • Between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm
  • Must be turned off when the campsite is unattended

Waste: Dispose of solid waste and waste water in provided sewage system or receptacle

Decks: Removable ground level decks/landings will be permitted upon approval of the park supervisor or designate. (max 80 sq. ft. / 7.43 m2).

Park users may not remove any sign, facility, turf, rock or the whole or part of any flower, plant, shrub or tree


Seasonal or Long-term Camping

Where offered, the seasonal camping program is available from May long weekend until September 30, with services and amenities available from the May long weekend until the September long weekend. In some parks, reduced services may be in effect between the September long weekend* and September 30 and in some cases you may be required to move campsites. If there is a shortened operating season or capital project planned, you may be required to vacate the park. *Always check with your park prior to reserving for any changes to their seasonal camping dates

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  • The park administration office must be notified if the camping unit is going to be removed from the seasonal campsite for any time period.
  • The park reserves the right to assign the campsite to another camper for the vacated period. Notice of 24 hours is required when returning to a seasonal campsite.
  • All camping units must be movable upon 24 hours notice. At the end of the season, the camping unit must be removed from the campsite.
  • Winter trailer storage is available at some locations.

When vacating the campsite at the end of the season, the permittee must remove all personal property and restore the campsite to its original condition. If the campsite is not restored to its original condition, the ministry reserves the right to restore the campsite and charge the associated costs for restoration of the campsite. Failure to comply with the above conditions and Parks Act and Regulations may result in eviction and/or loss of the seasonal campsite for the season, or in following seasons.


Campfires

Campfires are only permitted in park supplied fire pits and/or barbecues

  • Firewood provided at no cost
  • Keep camp fires small - forest and grass fires are always a risk
  • IT IS AN OFFENCE to remove any firewood from provincial parks

Alcohol / Recreational Cannabis

Alcoholic beverages and cannabis may be consumed in the Camping Permit holder’s camping unit, and on their assigned campsite, in accordance with the Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Act  and The Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997, Section 107 (1) per 139(1), except during times when an alcohol or cannabis ban is in effect.


Birds and Wildlife

No bird feeders are permitted in parks

Respect wildlife and keep foods securely stored and your campsite clear of items that may attract wild life


Drones

Drone use in Provincial Parks are subject to the Saskatchewan Parks Act Regulation and Transport Canada’s Canadian Aviation Regulations. Provincial Park Regulations prohibit drone pilots from disturbing and harassing wildlife; and from annoying or disturbing people.  

Flight Rules requires pilots to maintain at least 30 meters (100 feet) horizontal distance from any person and at all altitudes. For provincial parks, the Flight Rules will result in drone pilots being unable to fly drones in campgrounds; swimming areas; beaches; and playgrounds in use.

Please contact the park office for areas within the park that are compatible for drone use.

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Pets - Know Before You GoPets are welcome in all Saskatchewan Parks and viewed as a member of the family to our visitors.
  • Pets must be vaccinated and registered with their local municipality
  • Pets must be on leash at all times, with the exception of designated off-leash areas (parks and beaches), where only collars/harnesses are required
  • Pets must remain in eyeshot of their owners at all times and under their control while in off-leash areas
  • Limits on the number of dogs allowed in fenced areas at one time

Owners are responsible for pets behaviour at all times

  • Keep pets quiet
  • Keep pets from damaging property in park
  • Pick up after your pets immediately
  • Keep pet on leash at all times (leash not to exceed two (2) meters long)
  • Not permitted in public structures, beaches or in swimming areas. (watch for pet friendly signage)
ATV Trails - Know Before You Go

Safety Tips

  • Carry a map, compass, and/or GPS.
  • Remember a First Aid kit.
  • Pack extra food and water.
  • Let someone know your travel route and expected arrival time.
  • Be alert to on-coming traffic.

ATV Rules and Regulations

  • Helmets must be worn while riding; boots, long pants and sleeves and eye protection are recommended.
  • You must have a valid driver’s license to operate an ATV and have third party liability insurance to ride on Crown land and be able to produce a copy of your insurance if requested by a peace/conservation officer.
  • Children between the ages of 12 and 16 must be supervised by a person who has held a continuous/valid license for one year.
  • ATVs are to be washed prior to entering the park to avoid the spread of invasive species or noxious weeds.
  • Trails will be closed when raining or following a substantial rainfall in order to minimize ecological damage.
  • All-terrain vehicles must be washed and clean prior to riding in the park. This is to avoid the spread of noxious weeds and/or invasive species, as this can be harmful to the parks ecosystem.
  • Weather conditions can change abruptly and the park reserves the right to close any and all trails without prior notice.
  • ATV use is prohibited in the following areas:
    •  Campgrounds or cottage subdivisions;
    • Day-use areas or beaches;
    • All roads;
    • Ditches along roadways; and
    • Hiking trails
 
Hiking - Know Before You Go

Top 10 Tips for Trail Users

  1. Consult the ten outdoor essentials and carry all necessary gear.
  2. Abide by all Leave No Trace principles. Pack out what you pack in.
  3. Avoid hiking alone whenever possible.
  4. Choose a trail that fits your abilities. Prepare for steep and/or uneven terrain.
  5. Dress in appropriate hiking attire, including stable (and comfortable) footwear.
  6. Keep to designated trails. Diverting from the path to avoid puddles can harm vegetation and increase erosion.
  7. Know the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
  8. Make a plan and share it with someone. If possible, set a plant to check in periodically throughout our outing.
  9. Respect all wildlife you encounter. Stop and allow time for animals to leave the area before proceeding on the trail.
  10. Review bear and cougar safety information prior to your outdoor adventure.

Leave No Trace is about respecting and caring for wildlands and doing your part to protect wild place and wild lands for future generations.

The principles of ‘Leave no Trace’ include:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Others

For more information visit Leave No Trace

Biking - Know Before You Go

Etiquette and Safety

Sask Parks are home to diverse landscape, vegetation, animal life, and ecosystems. Protecting this diversity is part of what makes our provincial parks special and unique. Explore safely using the following guidelines:

  • Keep to designated trails. Diverting from the path to avoid mud and ruts can harm vegetation.\
  • Slow bike speed when approaching other trail users and blind spots.
  • Make other trail users aware of your presence by using a bell.
  • Choose a trail that fits your abilities.
  • Review bear and cougar safety information prior to your outdoor adventure.
  • Respect all wildlife you encounter. Stop and allow time for animals to leave the area before proceeding on the trail.
  • Abide by all Leave No Trace principles. Pack out what you pack in.
  • Be sure to wear a helmet and pack a spare tube, pump, multi-tool, water, food, and the ten outdoor essentials.
On the Water - Know Before You Go

Safety

According to Transport Canada if you canoeing or kayaking onto open water you fall under "pleasure craft" regulations and are required to have the following items. This is for your safety, you passengers and potential rescuers:

  • One lifejacket or personal flotation device (PFD) for each person on board
  • One buoyant heaving line at least 15m long (approximately 50').
  • One bailer or manual bilge pump.
  • One sound signaling device.

More information can be found in the ‘Safe Boating Guide’.

Consider the below safety checklist as you begin to plan your next trip out on the water.

  • Carry a GPS, compass, chart, or map
  • Carry a whistle
  • Know the weather forecast
  • Make a plan and leave it with someone on shore
  • Remember a bilge pump, bail bucket with rope, and rescue gear
  • Stow a drybag with extra set of clothing
  • Wear proper attire, including a hat or helmet and footwear
  • Warm layer of clothes
  • Rain jacket
  • Water, at least one litre per person
  • Snacks, plus extra snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Emergency kit (matches, fire starter, tarp, rope)
  • First aid kit
  • Water-proof bag for everything 

See Paddle Canada forcanoeing or kayaking training.

Leave No Trace is about respecting and caring for wildlands and doing your part to protect wild place and wild lands for future generations. The principles of ‘Leave no Trace’ include:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Others

For more information visit Leave No Trace

 
You may also need a Fishing License

A valid angling license is required to fish in any Saskatchewan lake. Anglers will need to create a Hunting, Angling and Trapping (HAL) identification to purchase a licence. This is a one-time requirement. You can purchase your licence through any one of the following methods:

  1. The online hunting, angling and trapping (HAL) licencing system

  2. Any Saskatchewan fishing licence issuer;

  3. Select provincial park offices or at the Ministry of Environment;

  4. By phone at 1-855-848-4773 (8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saskatchewan time)