The 2016 nightly campsite reservation launch will begin on April 11, 2016. As in past years, the launch will be staggered, with different parks becoming available on different days. Visit the reservation website prior to launch to update your profile information and check out photos and descriptions of campsites.
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The reservation system will open at 7:00 am CST each morning of launch.
|Monday, April 11, 2016
||Blackstrap, Pike Lake
|Tuesday, April 12, 2016
||Buffalo Pound, Danielson, Douglas
|Wednesday, April 13, 2016
||Echo Valley, Rowan's Ravine
|Thursday, April 14, 2016
||Duck Mountain, Good Spirit Lake, Greenwater Lake
|Friday, April 15, 2016
||Crooked Lake, Moose Mountain
|Saturday, April 16, 2016
|Sunday, April 17, 2016
||The Battlefords, Saskatchewan Landing
|Monday, April 18, 2016
|Tuesday, April 19, 2016
||Bronson Forest, Chitek Lake, Lac La Ronge*, Makwa Lake
|Wednesday, April 20, 2016
||Candle Lake, Great Blue Heron, Narrow Hills
*Nemeiben and Wadin Bay campgrounds were affected by the wildfires of 2015. Clean up and restoration work is underway in these campgrounds and they will open for reservations at a later date this spring.
Reservation System Tips and Tricks:
Prior to the launch, you will be able to view updated photos and attributes of the campsites. Remember to ensure your profile information, including your address, email address, telephone number and camping unit size, are up to date. For help creating or updating an account or making a camping reservation, take a look through the tutorials below.
2016 Queuing Feature:
Again for the 2016 launch, we will be utilizing a queuing system to manage the demand for the reservation system. At peak volume times, visitors attempting to access the reservation website may find themselves redirected to a queue, prior to entering the reservation website. This process helps to ensure the stability of the reservation system and that demand is met.
Important Queue Information
- As in past years, reservations will open at 7:00 am CST each day. We recommend that you arrive to the reservation website shortly before 7:00.
- At 6:40 am on each launch day, the queue waiting area will open up. Between 6:40 and 7:00 am, anyone attempting to access the reservation website will be automatically redirected to the queue waiting area.
- At 7:00 am, everyone in the queue waiting area will be randomly assigned a place in line. There is no benefit to arriving to the queue waiting area any earlier than a few minutes before 7:00. As long as you are in the waiting area prior to 7:00 am, you will have an equal chance of being first in line.
- Customers arriving at or after 7:00 am will be placed at the back of the line.
- Your wait in the queue will not be long. In 2015, the longest anyone had to wait was approximately 12 minutes.
- Customers will be automatically redirected to the reservation website in waves, based on their unique numbers.
- You will not be the only person accessing the reservation website at any given time, because people are admitted in waves. It is wise to work quickly once you are in, so that you are more likely to get what you are looking for.
- Once you have accessed the reservation website, you will not be moved back into the queue, regardless of what actions you take on the website (such as making a payment). The only way to move back into the queue would be to close your browser and open a new session.
- Note: If you are on the reservation website prior ot 6:40, you will need to refresh your page between 6:40 and 7:00 am. If it is between 6:40 and 7:00 am and you appear to be on the reservation website, you are not in the waiting area and you need to refresh your page.
To have an optimal queue experience, you will need to have third-party cookies enabled in your browser. To do that, you may need to adjust your browser settings. Here are instructions for how to enable third party cookies on some commonly used browsers:
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There are three ways to make a campsite reservation: our full reservation website (https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com/Home.aspx), our mobile reservation website(https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com/mobile) and our call centre (1-855-737-7275).
Tips for booking on the full reservation website:
• Use of the calendar view will provide you with more options for stays if you are flexible with your arrival and/or departure dates
Tips for booking on the mobile version:
• You do not need a smartphone to access the mobile system; you can also use a tablet or any computer.
• This website is set up to be easy to navigate on a mobile device so there are no pictures, maps or shopping cart. This website works well if you already know the campsite you want and can be a quicker way to make a reservation!
• Swimming lessons and double campsites cannot be booked using the mobile version
• You can also access the full reservation website from any smart or mobile device.
Our call centre will also be accepting camping reservations. The phone number is 1-855-737-7275 (from outside North America, call 1-519-826-6784). Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CST, 7 days a week. A $2.00 surcharge applies (in addition to the reservation fee) for call centre reservations.
All fees, including the non-refundable reservation fee and the camping fees for the duration of your stay, are required at the time of booking in order to secure your reservation.
For online bookings, all fees must be paid by credit card. For additional information on camping fees click here.
New this year, online reservations will be available at some parks past the Labour Day long weekend:
||Reservations Available Until
||September 23, 2016
||September 17, 2016
||September 26, 2016
||September 15, 2016
||September 15, 2016
||Lower Fishing Lake
||September 16, 2016
||September 30, 2016
||September 15, 2016
Accessible and Barrier Free Facilities
Accessible or barrier free campsites are designed for campers with accessibility needs and are available through the reservation service. Find a campsite by using the search preferences.
When reserving an accessible or barrier free campsite, a valid accessible parking permit number, expiry month and expiry year will be required. During the campsite check-in process at the park, the permit will also be verified. Please contact the park office prior to travel to obtain current information regarding the types of facilities available.
If your reservation is made more than 14 days prior to arrival, you will have the opportunity to purchase vehicle entry permits through the reserve-a-site system in combination with your camping reservation. Annual Transferable Vehicle Entry Permits will be mailed to you in advance of arrival, allowing you to visit a park at any time prior to your reserved stay. Daily vehicle entry permits will be available upon check-in at the park for the reservation they were purchased with.
Express Check-In is a quick and efficient way to arrive at your campsite. To take advantage of the program, you must have:
- a camping reservation made using the online reservation system
- a valid Annual Transferable Vehicle Entry Permit either purchased online or from a previous 2016 visit to a Saskatchewan Provincial Park
- and the printed email confirmation tear-off
When you arrive at the park, ensure that your Annual Transferable Vehicle Entry Permit is displayed on your window and deposit the completed tear-off in the identified station at the park and proceed to your campsite.
The Express Check-In program is available at Cypress Hills, Douglas, Duck Mountain, Greenwater Lake, Pike Lake and The Battlefords Provincial Parks.
Campers without a reservation or an Annual Transferable Vehicle Entry Permit must proceed to the nearest park office to register for camping and purchase their park entry.
Maximum Stay Campsites
To ensure a fair opportunity for more visitors to enjoy a provincial park camping experience, some campsites have been designated as ‘Maximum 14-Consecutive Night Stay’ campsites from June 24 to the September long weekend. You are welcome to extend your stay in these campsites by registering in an alternate campsite at the end of the 14 nights; however, parties from the same household may not register for back-to-back bookings in the same campsite. There are also unlimited stay campsites available on the reservation system for extended stays.
Helpful Hint: If you are using the online reservation system and you are staying less than 14 nights, ‘include’ maximum stay campsites in your search preferences. If you are planning a camping stay for more than 14 nights, ‘exclude’ maximum stay campsites from your search preferences.
Swimming Lessons Available for Reservation Online
Swimming Lessons will be reservable online in 2016 for Buffalo Pound, Cypress Hills and Pike Lake Provincial Parks.
Helpful Hint: To reserve a swimming lesson spot using the full version of the reservation website, change the ‘Reservation Type’ from "Campsite" to "Swimming Lesson" in the drop down tab, and pick your park. Reservations for swimming lessons will become available on the same day as nightly camping reservations.
The yellow phone service is an autodialing, weatherproof telephone installed within the campground or adjacent to the park entry facilities. Call Centre staff facilitate common camper transactions over the telephone when park staff are unavailable. The yellow phone service will continue to be offered at Bronson Forest, Candle Lake – Minowukaw, Chitek Lake, Crooked Lake, Lac La Ronge and Great Blue Heron-Anglin Lake.