The traditional May Long Weekend opening of the parks is good news for campers in the province.
But take note.
There is an alcohol ban which will be in place from May 19 to May 23 – which is over the long weekend.
As in past years, the alcohol ban affects all campgrounds and picnic areas within provincial parks and recreation sites.
The ban is also in effect for several regional parks.
Cottages and commercial businesses in provincial parks are not affected by the ban.
SaskParks says it should be a successful season after more reservations than ever were booked during this year’s campsite reservation launch.
As it is still early in the season, a number of parks may have reduced services.
In some cases, parks may be under a precautionary drinking water advisory as they prepare their water lines for the year.
It is recommended visitors check ahead for the services that will be available.
In addition, conditions are very dry in much of the province.
Park visitors are reminded to keep fires small and attended to at all times.
In some cases, fire restrictions may be in place, prohibiting open fires.