January 27, 2016 4:15 pm
Updated: April 10, 2016 7:32 pm

Campsite reservation launch dates set for Sask. provincial parks

Outdoor recreationists will be able to book their provincial park campsites in Saskatchewan starting April 11.

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Campers will be able to book their provincial park campsites in Saskatchewan starting in April. The campsite reservation launch schedule was released on Wednesday.

A queuing system will be used this year to manage the high volume of outdoor recreations trying to reserve a spot on the province’s website.

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Just like last year, the launch will be staggered over a 10-day period, with different parks becoming available for reservations on different days.

Reservation launch dates are as follows:

  • April 11 – Blackstrap, Pike Lake;
  • April 12 – Buffalo Pound, Danielson, Douglas;
  • April 13 – Echo Valley, Rowan’s Ravine;
  • April 14 – Duck Mountain, Good Spirit Lake, Greenwater Lake;
  • April 15 – Crooked Lake, Moose Mountain;
  • April 16 – Cypress Hills;
  • April 17 – The Battlefords, Saskatchewan Landing;
  • April 18 – Meadow Lake;
  • April 19 – Bronson Forest, Chitek Lake, Lac La Ronge, Makwa Lake;
  • April 20 – Candle Lake, Great Blue Heron, Narrow Hills.

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On each scheduled date, the queuing system will start at 6:40 a.m. CT with customers attempting to access the website being placed in a waiting queue.

At 7 a.m. CT, customers in the queue will get a random number and will be admitted based on those numbers. People attempting to access the reservation website after 7 a.m. will go to the end of the line.

This year’s launch dates were moved to mid-April to avoid overlap with the upcoming provincial election.

Due to the northern Saskatchewan wildfires in 2015, two campgrounds at Lac La Ronge Provincial Park will not be available for reservations in April. The province says remediation work is still underway at Nemeiben and Wadin Bay.

Outdoor recreationists interested in securing a seasonal campsite at the provincial parks have until midnight on Thursday to submit their online application. This draw will be held Feb. 1.

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