As spring is just around the corner, Sask Parks has announced the public can make their online reservations for the summer camping season. Reservations for seasonal campsites are set to begin on April 18th, with April 19th-26th set for online reservations for nightly, Camp-Easy and group campsites.
"This time of year is always exciting, as many residents across the province begin to plan their summer holidays," Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said. "After a record-breaking year in 2021 with more than one million visits to provincial parks, we are looking forward to kicking off another great camping season."
The online reservation site opens at 7 am each day:
-Seasonal campsites - open to take reservations on April 18th for all parks participating in the seasonal camping program.
-Nightly campsites- begin on April 19th for Saskatchewan Landing, Good Spirit Lake, Candle Lake, Meadow Lake
-On April 21st for Echo Valley, Douglas, Pike Lake, Narrow Hills, Makwa Lake
-On April 22nd for Rowan's Ravine, Danielson, Greenwater Lake, Great Blue Heron, The Battlefords
-On April 25th for Moose Mountain, Buffalo Pound, Duck Mountain, Bronson Forest
-On April 26th for Crooked Lake, Cypress Hills, Blackstrap, Lac La Ronge
Some of the new reservation system features that campers can look forward to this year include:
• Campsite comparison - campers can compare up to three sites online to assist in deciding the site that best suits their needs.
• Campsite favourites - campers can create a list of favourite sites that will be saved in their online account.
• Waitlists - campers can choose to be added to a waitlist for campsites. If their turn comes up, they will have 24 hours to reserve that site.
• Easier entry permit purchases - campers can click on "Entry" in the top navigation bar on the website, select daily, weekly or annual entry, then check out and print the permit at home. Annuals will be mailed the next day to those who purchase an annual permit online.
• Programming and event reservations - more park interpretive programs, events and movie nights will be available on parks.saskatchewan.ca this year for visitors to reserve their spot. Campers are encouraged to check out the events and programs prior to the reservation launch and plan their stays around what's happening in each park.
New in Sask Parks this year, 36 seasonal sites have been added to the park system due to the popularity of the seasonal camping program. Also new for the 2022 season, two Camp-Easy tents at both Buffalo Pound and Blackstrap Provincial Parks will be replaced with yurts.
Nightly fees for Camp-Easy sites will increase to $80 to reflect the new queen bed and frame that will be added to each yurt or tent to increase campers' comfort and overall experience.
Additionally, historic parks will no longer charge individual programming admission, but instead will take daily, weekly or annual Sask Parks entry permits will allow access to historic parks. All other camping fees remain the same from 2021.
For more information on campsite reservations, visit http://saskparks.com.