Campers looking to book reservations for the 2022 camping season now have a date to circle on their calendars.
Reservations at Saskatchewan’s Provincial Parks are set to begin April 18 for seasonal campsites and April 19-26 for nightly, Camp-Easy and group campsites with reservations starting at 7:00 a.m. each day.
“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.”
All provincial parks participating in the seasonal camping program will be open for reservations on April 18.
For nightly campsites, the reservation schedule for 2022 is as follows:
- April 19: Saskatchewan Landing, Good Spirit Lake, Candle Lake, Meadow Lake
- April 21: Echo Valley, Douglas, Pike Lake, Narrow Hills, Makwa Lake
- April 22: Rowan’s Ravine, Danielson, Greenwater Lake, Great Blue Heron, The Battleford
- April 25: Moose Mountain, Buffalo Pound, Duck Mountain, Bronson Forest
- April 26: Crooked Lake, Cypress Hills, Blackstrap, Lac La Ronge
This year will feature some new reservation system features for campers.
Campers can now compare up to three sites online to assist in deciding the site that best suits their needs, they can create a list of favourite sites that will be saved in their online account, and 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.
There will also be easier entry permit purchases for campers. All they have to do is click “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.
Those who are looking to not only enjoy the outdoors but catch some in-park entertaining will see more park interpretive programs, events and movie nights that will be available on parks.saskatchewan.ca this year for visitors to reserve their spot in.
Also 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 Buffalo Pound and Blackstrap Provincial Parks will be replaced with yurts. Greenwater will have its first Camp-Easy yurt, and Duck Mountain will receive its second yurt.
Nightly fees for Camp-Easy sites will increase to $80 to reflect the new queen bed and frame added to each yurt or tent to improve campers’ comfort and overall experience.
Additionally, historic parks will no longer charge individual programming admission. Instead, 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, people are encouraged to visit http://saskparks.com.