8 Best Family-Friendly Camping Destinations

In no particular order, here are eight great campground locations that offer tons of activities to keep your family busy.

Southwestern Flair - Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park 

Cypress Hills is a great destination for families. Steep rises, lush valleys and pine-scented breezes lend a mountain air to the region and make it perfect for hiking and outdoor adventure. The park features a zipline tour, rock-climbing wall, a leisure pool, tennis courts, a golf course, mini-golf, horseback riding, boat and mountain bike rentals and an observatory complex. 

Camping: Over 600 electric, non-electric, full-service, barrier-free, group and equestrian sites. 

Nearby Attractions: Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Historic Reesor Ranch, Treeosix Adventure Parks, Grotto Gardens Country Market ,Loch Leven Marina
and T.Rex Discovery Centre

Resort Living or Backcountry Camping - Prince Albert National Park

Prince Albert National Park is located in an area where aspen parkland transitions into boreal forest. Wildlife in this area reflects the changing habitat. You will find everything from moose and wolves to deer and elk. This four-season destination mixes northern wilderness encounters with the comforts of a lakeside resort. 

 
Camping: 500 electric, non-electric and full-service sites, plus a multitude of back-country opportunities. oTENTiks also available.
 
Nearby Attractions: Treeosix Adventure Parks, Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre, Elk Ridge Golf Course, Sturgeon River RanchGrey Owl’s Cabin and Waskesiu Golf Course

Nature’s Playground - Moose Mountain Provincial Park 

The aspen forest and lakes of Moose Mountain Provincial Park are found in the midst of Saskatchewan grasslands. On the north shore of Kenosee Lake, the park offers outdoor recreation including a large beach, boat launch, tennis course, an 18-hole golf course and beach volleyball courts. 
 
Camping: Over 350 electric, non-electric, full-service, barrier-free, seasonal, group  and equestrian sites.
 

Nearby Attractions: Cannington Manor Provincial Historic Park, the Kenosee Superslides, Kenosee Lake Riding Academy, Prairie Dog Drive-In, Golf KenoseeThe Happy Nun and designated ATV trails

Variety is the Spice of Life - Meadow Lake Provincial Park

The park offers 12 campgrounds with a variety of camping experiences, several beaches, more than 200 km of hiking trails including the 120 km Boreal Trail, canoe routes and roughly 130 bird species and wildlife.
 
Camping: Over 800 electric, non-electric, full-service, barrier-free, seasonal and group sites. Camp-Easy yurts also available.

Nearby Attractions: the Boreal Trail, Loon Lake & District Golf and Country Club, boat/canoe rental available at Pierce Lake Lodge and Northern Cross Resort Ltd. and Flotten Lake Lodge

Wide Open Spaces - Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park is found in southern Saskatchewan, skirting the Montana border. It is a sanctuary protecting some of the last untouched prairie grasses in North America. The park has a varied terrain, with rolling grasslands, weathered cliffs and mysterious badlands. It is teeming with wildlife, burrowing owls, plains bison, black-tailed prairie dogs and more. 

Camping: Over 40 designated electric sites, plus a multitude of back-country camping opportunities. oTENTiks, Teepees and equestrian camping also available.
*These camping options are all available in both the East Block and West Block of Grasslands.*

Nearby Attractions: Big Muddy Badlands, Prairie Wind & Silver Sage and St. Victor’s Petroglyphs Provincial Historic Park

Wild & Free - Lac La Ronge Provincial Park 

Wilderness at its finest. Located in the Canadian Shield, the largest provincial park in Saskatchewan contains more than 100 freshwater lakes. Otter Rapids, Nistowiak Falls and over 1,300 islands call this park home. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, a Provincial and National Historic Site, is accessible by boat. 

Camping: Over 230 electric, non-electric, seasonal and group sites

Nearby Attractions: Churchill River Canoe OutfittersHoly Trinity Anglican Church, Nistowiak Falls, Robertson Trading Ltd. and Nipekamew Sand Cliffs

 

Sand Dunes & Lakeside Adventure - Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park

Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park offers awe-inspiring scenery including densely wooded coulees, rugged hills, razorback ridges and beautiful sunsets. Located along the west side of Lake Diefenbaker, this park is a must for water and nature lovers.

Camping: Over 350 electric, non-electric, barrier-free, seasonal, group and equestrian sites. Camp-Easy tents also available.

Nearby Attractions: Great Sand Hills Ecological Reserve, Lake Diefenbaker, Sask. Landing Golf Resort. Boat rentals available at Sask. Landing Marina Ltd.

Forest Fun - Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Set in a lush forest, Duck Mountain Provincial Park is a haven for outdoor explorers. Two lakes are great for swimming, playing in the sand and fishing. The park boasts several trails for hikers and cyclists, as well as golfing, mini-golf, canoeing and tennis. 

Camping: Over 400 electric, non-electric, full-service, barrier-free, seasonal and group sites. 

Nearby Attractions: Madge Lake Stables, Madge Lake Golf Resort, The Pickerel Point Marina.