This page lists some of the rules and regulations in place at Saskatchewan Provincial Parks. These rules are in place for the benefit and safety of our natural environment, wildlife as well as our guests. Always remember to respect our parks, and leave them as you find them, and if you are lucky enough to see wildlife - stay back!

A complete listings rules are outlined in The Parks Regulations, 1991, as well as The Parks Act

 
 

2020 Annual Park Entry Permit

Park Entry Permit

All visitors must possess and display a valid Park Entry Permit

  • Daily and Weekly permits are available at the park or when making a reservation
  • Annual permits are available through the Campsite Reservation Service (or call centre) when booking campsite (mailed out if purchased more than 14 days before stay) - can also be purchased in person at our parks or through participating CAA offices.
  • Saskatchewan Identification required (health card/valid driver’s license and vehicle registration)

Daily and Weekly Park Entry Permits are FREE for Saskatchewan residents 65 or older (or turning 65 years of age anytime during the current year) - with ID. 

Lost or stolen Park Entry Permits will not be refunded or replaced.
Information on who is occupying a campsite will not be released to any public inquiries.

 

Park

At the Park

Upon arrival at the park, campers will be required to confirm they are the permit holder on the reservation in order to be permitted into the site to ensure the correct person is checking in.

All camping units and campsites must be maintained so as not to detract from the park setting. Due to campsite size, length restrictions may apply. All camping units and equipment must be contained within the campsite

  • Permit holders shall maintain the campsite and camping unit in a condition acceptable to the Park Manager or designate.
  • Permit holders shall not rent, sell, sublet, assign or otherwise transfer their reserved campsite.

Check-in: 2 pm | Check-out: 12 noon (Camping unit and personal property must be removed by noon on departure date) 24 hours a day is quiet time, violators will be charged

 

Park Watch

Campsite

Limit of one (1) "camping unit" on each campsite

Camping Unit: 

  • Tent, tent-trailer, camper, camper-truck/van, camping trailer or motor-home (no mobile homes or bunkhouse trailers)
  • One (1) additional small tent for dependent children and one (1) screened tent are also permitted (if campsite size permits)
  • Additional small tents for dependent children may be allowed at the discretion of the Park Manager
  • Camping unit must be on campsite within one hour of receiving a camping permit

All camping units and vehicles

  • must be legally registered
  • must display current/valid license plate

A limit of six (6) people per campsite is allowed for non-immediate family members. “Immediate family” is defined as a parent(s) and children 18 years of age and under, or an adult acting in a guardianship role in the absence of parent(s) for children aged 18 years and under.

Campsite

Lights: Maximum of 12 CSA-approved patio lights (one string) or one (1) section of rope lights per campsite

Major appliances must be contained within the camping unit. 

Tarps: are permitted as long as they do not create safety concerns within the campground (max 400 sq. ft. / 37.16 m2)

Vehicles: Maximum of two (2) vehicles and one (1) watercraft at each campsite at any time providing the site can accommodate.

  • All vehicles must display a valid Park Entry Permit (See Fees)
  • All vehicles must be parked on defined campsite parking pads, roadways and parking lots
  • Visitors park in designated visitor parking areas where available

Self-contained propane/gas barbeques, fire pits and heating devices: Must be CSA approval, and should be set up on level bare soil or gravel/sand clear of vegetation.

Propane or other non-wood burning portable barbecues are acceptable for cooking purposes

Generators: Permitted (intermittently) in campgrounds without electricity

  • Between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm
  • Must be turned off when the campsite is unattended

Waste: Dispose of solid waste and waste water in provided sewage system or receptacle

Park users may not remove any sign, facility, turf, rock or the whole or part of any flower, plant, shrub or tree

Decks: Removable ground level decks/landings will be permitted upon approval of the park supervisor or designate. (max 80 sq. ft. / 7.43 m2)

 

Camping

Seasonal Camping

Where offered, the seasonal camping program is available from May long weekend until September 30th. All services and amenities will be available from the May long weekend until the September long weekend. In some parks, reduced services may be in effect between the September long weekend and September 30th and in some cases you may be required to move campsites. If there is a shortened operating season or capital project planned, you may be required to vacate the park.
*Always check with your park prior to reserving for any changes to their seasonal camping dates

  • The park administration office must be notified if the camping unit is going to be removed from the seasonal campsite for any time period.
  • The park reserves the right to assign the campsite to another camper for the vacated period. Notice of 24 hours is required when returning to a seasonal campsite.
  • All camping units must be movable upon 24 hours notice. At the end of the season, the camping unit must be removed from the campsite.
  • Winter trailer storage is available at some locations.

When vacating the campsite at the end of the season, the permittee must remove all personal property and restore the campsite to its original condition. If the campsite is not restored to its original condition, the ministry reserves the right to restore the campsite and charge the associated costs for restoration of the campsite.  Failure to comply with the above conditions and Parks Act and Regulations may result in eviction and/or loss of the seasonal campsite for the season, or in following seasons.

 

Campfire

Campfire

Campfires
Only permitted in park supplied fire pits and barbecues

  • Firewood provided at no cost
  • Keep camp fires small - forest and grass fires are always a risk

IT IS AN OFFENCE to remove any firewood from provincial parks


Guests

Visiting hours are from 9:00 am - 11:00 pm 

  • The permit holder, their family and guests shall comply at all times with all permit conditions and regulations. The permit holder is responsible for the conduct and behaviour of their family and guests. Everyone must observe all campground regulations and conditions. Rowdy behaviour or excessive noise is not permitted at any time. Failure to comply may result in eviction.
 

Alcohol / Recreational Cannabis

Alcoholic beverages and cannabis may be consumed in the permit holder’s camping unit, and on their assigned campsite, in accordance with the Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Act and The Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997, Section 107 (1) per 139(1), except during times when an alcohol or cannabis ban is in effect.

 

Pets Permitted on Leash

Pets, Birds and Wildlife

Pets are welcome in all Saskatchewan Provincial Parks with the exceptions of public structures, beaches or in swimming areas.

  • Owners are responsible for pets behaviour at all times
  • Keep pets quiet
  • Keep pets from damaging property in park
  • Pick up after your pets immediately
  • Keep pet on leash at all times (leash not to exceed two (2) meters long)

No bird feeders are permitted in parks

Respect wild life and keep foods securely stored and your campsite clear of items that may attract wild life

 

Drones

Drone use in Provincial Parks are subject to the Saskatchewan Parks Act Regulation and Transport Canada’s Canadian Aviation Regulations. Provincial Park Regulations prohibit drone pilots from disturbing and harassing wildlife; and from annoying or disturbing people.  

Flight Rules requires pilots to maintain at least 30 meters (100 feet) horizontal distance from any person and at all altitudes. For provincial parks, the Flight Rules will result in drone pilots being unable to fly drones in campgrounds; swimming areas; beaches; and playgrounds in use.

Please contact the park office for areas within the park that are compatible for drone use.