Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Announce Reservation Launch Dates

The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport today announced a staggered spring launch for camping reservations.  Depending on the provincial park you plan to visit this year, you can reserve your site starting March 4, March 6 or March 8.

The Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Reserve-a-Site service allows campers to book a campsite and pre-purchase their park entry permit so that they can travel to their favourite park with the confidence of knowing their site is assured.  Campers can use the online site to view campsites, maps and availability, reserve a site and manage their bookings.  A mobile site and call centre are also available.

“In 2012 there were 60,000 online reservations made, with 13,500 booked on opening day of the reservation service,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty said.  “This year, to improve the system and to spread out website traffic, we are opening the site with staggered launch dates.”

To prepare for the Reserve-a-Site launch, campers should take the time now to log on, update their profile and check out the campgrounds that they are planning to book.  There may be some changes or updates that they will want to know about in advance.  Campers can choose from 24 provincial parks, with the reservations service opening at 7 am on the launch date for each area.  The website can be accessed directly at https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com.  Campers can also make a reservation using the mobile site from any smart device, desktop or laptop computer at https://skmobile.goingtocamp.com/ or through the call centre at 1-855-737-7275.

Launch date and park locations are as follows:

March 4 – North and Northwest Area including Anglin Lake; Bronson Forest (Peck Lake and Little Fishing Lake); Candle Lake (Sandy Bay and Minowukaw); Chitek Lake; Emma Lake; Lac La Ronge; Makwa Lake; Meadow Lake (Greig Lake, Kimball Lake, Murray Doell, Sandy Beach); Narrow Hills and The Battlefords.

March 6 – Southwest and West Central Area including Cypress Hills; Saskatchewan Landing; Pike Lake; Douglas; Danielson and Blackstrap.

March 8 – Southeast and East Central Area including Buffalo Pound; Crooked Lake; Duck Mountain; Echo Valley; Good Spirit Lake; Greenwater Lake; Moose Mountain and Rowan’s Ravine.

Visit www.saskparks.net or the Saskatchewan Parks Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saskparks for Saskatchewan Provincial Park camping and vacation-planning information.  These sites will also feature frequent updates and helpful hints for reserving campsites throughout the launch week.

Campers can also contact Sask Parks through the Parks Inquiry line at 1-800-205-7070 or by email at park.info@gov.sk.ca.

Government has invested $33 million to improve Saskatchewan’s provincial parks from 2008 to 2012.

Government is continuing to improve Saskatchewan’s provincial parks by investing, over and above base capital funding, an additional $10 million in park upgrades from 2012 to 2016.