Backcountry & Wilderness Camping
Saskatchewan's provincial parks offer many opportunities for backcountry and wilderness camping. Whether you're hiking, canoeing or driving to an out-of-the-way campsite, these areas are meant for the campers who enjoy a more rugged camping experience with limited or no services.
Campers using backcountry or wilderness sites are expected to minimize their impact on the natural landscape by practicing a 'leave no trace' philosophy. Saskatchewan wild spaces offer some of the most breathtaking and challenging camping experiences the province has to offer!
These sites are hike-in only and can't be accessed by vehicle. Campers should be prepared to hike with all their camping equipment to these campsites. Some services may include a fire pit, picnic table and/or pit toilet.
The following Parks are offering backcountry camping:
Access these parks by walking, float plane or canoe only. These parks are recommended for experienced travellers only.
Below is a list of all Wilderness Parks offering backcountry camping. For more information about backcountry camping in these parks, please contact the park directly, as availability and services change often.
These campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The sites are non-electric, with some services and rustic-type amenities available.
Parks offering Un-serviced, Vehicle Access Camping Areas:
Backcountry Camping Permits
- Permits are required by all campers
- Permits may be purchased:
- In person at the park
- Through the call centre
- Online (click the park links above for details)
- Permits can only be printed up to seven (7) days prior to arrival date. Once printed, you cannot change or cancel the backcountry permit.
- Backcountry camping permit MUST be carried by the group leader.