Saskatchewan residents will be able to book their provincial campsites beginning in April this year. The campsite reservation launch typically happens in March, but has been moved to April to avoid overlap with the upcoming provincial election.
The launch will be staggered over a 10 day period, with different parks becoming available for reservations on different days. There will also be a queuing system in place to manage the high volume of traffic on the reservation website.
The schedule for reservation launch is as follows:
- Monday, April 11: Blackstrap, Pike Lake
- Tuesday, April 12: Buffalo Pound, Danielson, Douglas
- Wednesday, April 13: Echo Valley, Rowan’s Ravine
- Thursday, April 14: Duck Mountain, Good Spirit Lake, Greenwater Lake
- Friday, April 15: Crooked Lake, Moose Mountain
- Saturday, April 16: Cypress Hills
- Sunday, April 17: The Battlefords, Saskatchewan Landing
- Monday, April 18: Meadow Lake
- Tuesday, April 19: Bronson Forest, Chitek Lake, Lac La Ronge, Makwa Lake
- Wednesday, April 20: Candle Lake, Great Blue Heron, Narrow Hills
Because of the wildfires from last summer, two campgrounds at Lac La Ronge Provincial Park will not open for reservations in april. Remediation work is still underway at Nemeiben and Wadin Bay, but are set to open for reservations later in the season.
Reservations will open at 7 a.m. each day and the queuing system will begin each morning 6:40 a.m. As customers attempt to access the reservation website between 6:40 and 7 a.m., they will be moved to the queue waiting area. Starting at 7 a.m., customers in the queue waiting area will receive a random number and will be admitted to the reservation website based on their unique number. As new people attempt to access the reservation website after 7 a.m., they will be placed at the end of the line.
Resident interested in the opportunity to have a seasonal campsite in one of the provincial parks have until Thursday, January 28 at midnight to submit their applications online. The draw will be made on Monday, February 1.