The new Sask Parks reservation website is now open and can be accessed at http://parks.saskatchewan.ca, with those looking to book sites at any of the provincial grounds now able to set up a new account well in advance of the Apr. 12 date for reservations.
“After many months of preparation, we are pleased to be able to release our new campsite reservation system to the public,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said. “This reservation system offers new amenities to customers, and is quite different than past years. This is a great opportunity for campers to become familiar with the new system making their reservation process a smooth one in the coming weeks.”
Customers who prefer to reserve by telephone can still do so by calling 1-833-775-7275.
Online registrations begin at 7 a.m. each day, but there is no longer a need to log on 20 minutes early to be placed in a queue, greatly streamlining the service.
Reservations begin with seasonal campsites for all parks offering seasonal camping on Apr. 12.
Dates for nightly, camp easy, group, equestrian and rec hall, reservations include:
- April 14 - Pike Lake, The Battlefords, Narrow Hills, Blackstrap
- April 16 - Bronson Forest, Meadow Lake, Makwa Lake, Lac La Ronge
- April 19 - Saskatchewan Landing, Douglas, Danielson
- April 20 - Buffalo Pound, Rowan's Ravine, Echo Valley, Crooked Lake
- April 21 - Cypress Hills
- April 22 - Duck Mountain, Good Spirit Lake, Greenwater Lake
- April 23 - Candle Lake, Great Blue Heron, Moose Mountain
Campers are encouraged to create a new account and review changes to the 2021 camping season, with tutorials and an overview of what they can expect this season found at https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/places-to-go/provincial-parks/about-saskparks/announcements.
One of the major changes this year surrounds vehicle entry permits, which are now available for purchase online and through the call centre. Campers that purchase daily or weekly entry permits can print permits from home, with annual permits picked up in-park.
The new system will allow campers to proceed directly to their campsite once they arrive through the auto check-in function, which is expected to keep traffic flowing on busy weekends.
For more information on all things camping in Saskatchewan, visit http://parks.saskatchewan.ca.