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Saskatchewan camping season to re-open

While camping season will re-open in Saskatchewan, the Government says it will be adapted around COVID-19 precautions.

Starting Monday, May 4th, provincial park campsite reservations will be available, with camping set to begin June 1st.

These openings will be staggered, with nearby Battlefords Provincial Park being open for reservations on May 6th, with Meadow Lake Provincial Park and Makwa Lake Provincial Park slated to take on reservations the next day, May 7th. The reservation cue on the phone and online will begin at 6:40 AM, with bookings beginning at 7 AM.

Where the COVID-19 changes come is how camping will be accessible and how services will be delivered.

Camping is only open to Saskatchewan residents, for the time being, to prevent possible inter-provincial transmission of COVID-19.

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Campgrounds will open to 50 per cent capacity, meaning only every other campsite will be available for reservation, including nightly and seasonal sites. There will be less seasonal sites available this year, but Sask Parks has removed the limit on maximum stays on nightly sites. Seasonal site rates will be pro-rated to June 1st,2020.

Group reservations until June 30th will be automatically cancelled and campers will be fully refunded. Group reservations between July 1st and September 30th will not be cancelled, but Sask Parks will continue to assess the COVID-19 situation and provide an update closer to June 30.

Park visitors should also know that swimming pools, beaches, picnic areas and playgrounds will be closed, and with limited access to washrooms and no access to shower and laundry facilities. Firewood and water will be available to campers.

People are also reminded of the travel ban to Far North Saskatchewan, including Lac La Ronge and Narrow Hills, they should not book travel to any of campgrounds in the Northern Saskatchewan Administrative District for the time being.

People looking to book campgrounds or find more details about their preferred site can find more details on Sask Parks website.

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