4 Amazing Places to Camp in Saskatchewan

By Samantha Lemna | May 2, 2019

It’s not surprising to anyone who has spent time there but Saskatchewan is full of natural beauty and opportunity for outdoor adventure. There’s a whole lot more to the province than the prairies – which have their own type of beauty. Head east if you’re looking for sunny hot summer days or a rugged venture into the woods and discover this underrated camping destination for yourself. Here are just a few suggestions for where to camp in Saskatchewan.

 Lac La Ronge Provincial Park

This incredible provincial park is a must-visit if you’re active and love being out in nature. This park offers every activity for the enthusiastic outdoor family including hiking biking canoeing and kayaking fishing and swimming. Many of the canoe routes follow the same paths  used by the fur traders! You can also visit the oldest standing building in Saskatchewan the Holy Trinity Anglican Church . With lakes beaches playgrounds free firewood and great campgrounds this is a great recipe for a fantastic summer vacation.

There are a few places to stay in this provincial park. If you’re looking for a real vacation you can reserve a cabin or even a room at a motel. There are multiple campgrounds offering a variety of camping experiences. Here are just a few of them:

1.  Craven World Campground is a large campground with over 120 sites including 115 with full hook ups. There are laundry services modern washrooms with showers conference facilities sewage disposal drinking water and activities like mini golf and hiking. This is glamping at it’s finest.

2.  Missinipe Campground has 15 electric sites drinking water sewage disposal bathrooms with showers and a boat launch. This campground is quite small and located on Otter Lake. This is a perfect quiet escape.

3.  Nemeiben Lake Campground has over 50 sites mostly electric. There are modern washrooms with showers a boat launch sewage disposal and drinking water. This campground also has a playground and trails for the kids to enjoy. This is a prime choice for families looking to enjoy time on a lake.

4.  Nut Point Campground offers a variety of sites for RVs and tents. There are hiking trails within the campground as well as showers drinking water and sewage disposal. There is also a boat launch and playground. This scenic park is perfect if you want some amenities but prefer access to nature.

5.  Wadin Bay Campground has over 50 sites both electric and unserviced. There’s a beach playground boat launch and service centre. The bathrooms have showers and there is drinking water and sewage disposal. With private well-treed sites this campground is a great option for those who want some peaceful relaxation time.

Panoramic view of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in fall. Rolling hills with forest in low-lying areas.

 Pine Cree Regional Park

Located close to the Alberta border near Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park this park is great for a quick escape early or late in the camping season. The 29 unserviced sites are well treed. There is a playground drinking water and nature trails in the campground. The trails meander to the west and east of the campground and there is even a cave to explore. Free firewood is a nice bonus as well.

There is good fishing both in the creek and nearby. Pronghorn are frequently spotted and there is more hiking and biking opportunities nearby.

For only $20 per night you can enjoy this idyllic paradise in the heart of the prairies.

Porcupine Hills Provincial Park in the fall. A lake surrounded by colourful autumn trees.

 Porcupine Hills Provincial Park

This is Saskatchewan’s newest provincial park and wow it is beautiful. If you enjoy fishing canoeing kayaking biking or hiking this is a fantastic destination for you. There is free firewood and boat rentals are available. This destination is far more rugged than most provincial parks but it’s the place to go if you’re interested in hunting fishing or immersing yourself in the great outdoors.

Townsend Lake Campground is perfect if you want to fish. There are 25 unserviced sites a boat launch fish cleaning facility and a playground.

If you want even more privacy there are a few other smaller unserviced campgrounds as well. The small size is to ensure privacy and peacefulness as well as to preserve the surrounding wilderness.

The nearby privately owned McBride Lake Campground offers 10 overnight sites and over 50 seasonal campsites as well. There is a boat launch for the lake and sewage disposal for RVs. This campground also has great access for hiking and fishing.

Parr Hill Lake Recreation Site also offers 12 unserviced sites with boat launch picnic tables and firepits. These sites are free.

There are a few hunting and outfitting camps in this area too some offering accommodations.

Panorama of Lake Diefenbaker

 Lake Diefenbaker

This lake is huge. It’s also a very popular destination for campers. There are quite a few provincial parks regional parks and privately owned campgrounds on the shores of this lake.

With the TransCanada Trail passing through its borders Danielson Provincial Park is a great destination for active families. With an interpretive program geocaching swimming hiking biking and all types of boating to enjoy you can spend your days filled with the activities you love. You can also visit the Gariner Dam.

Douglas Provincial Park is on the SE end of the lake. The amenities are endless with both electric and unservised sites bathrooms with showers nature trails a beautiful beach a boat launch a playground and an interpretive program. There is a store with groceries and supplies as well as a place to do laundry. There are also accessible washrooms and campsites. This beautiful park is great for all types of boating hiking biking swimming and there is even golfing nearby.

On the west end of Lake Diefenbaker is Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park . This park really has it all when it comes to activities and camping including accessible equestrian and group campsites. There is sewage disposal drinking water bathrooms with showers and a place to do your laundry and fill up with fuel and supplies. There’s a beautiful beach playground nature trails and picnic area for the kids to enjoy. There is a full marina and boat launch as well.

Enjoy your time on the water or bike or hike the nature trails. Take advantage of the nearby golf courses or visit the Goodwin House to learn about some local history.

Milder and drier weather combined with the surprisingly beautiful scenery make Saskatchewan the perfect destination for shoulder seasons at least in the southern areas of the province. There are also incredible reaches of wilderness to explore in the north and many lakes to spend your summer days. Let us know your favourite Saskatchewan camping destination!