Moose Mountain Provincial Park
Car camping in Saskatchewan
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It is the time of year when families
start to get ready for their summer vacations. Perhaps Dad is looking
forward to a week on the golf course perfecting his swing or the kids
want the thrill of zipping down an eight storey waterslide or Mom wants
to go horseback riding or gather her thoughts on a beautiful nature
trail. Moose Mountain Provincial Park has an adventure for everyone.
campground is nestled at Lake Kenosee, Saskatchewan and provides all
types of camping opportunities from backcountry camping to sites that
will accommodate big RVs. There are non-serviced to fully serviced sites
in the campground and facilities include potable water, showers, washrooms
and firewood. You must have a burning permit for a campfire.
Golf Kenosee is a fully equipped 18-hole course set in
the scenic Moose Mountains. Expect tree sheltered fairways, grass greens
and the breathtaking scenery of Kenosee Lake. The forest surrounding
the course is made up of white birch, poplar, fir and ash trees. There
are also two miniature golf courses for the not-so-serious golfer among
Water is big at Moose Mountain. Swim at the beach or
have fun at the Waterslide Park. Kids will love the eight-storey Kenosee
Superslide and the less adventurous can relax on a tranquil inner tube
ride through the canal. There is a fabulous hot tub that seats 150!
Mountain Provincial Park also offers a wonderful nature experience.
For those who enjoy birding there are bald and golden eagles, wrens,
scrappy flycatchers and yellow warblers, to name a few. There is also
a great deal of wildlife including moose and elk. At night you may hear
the barking of coyotes.
The Lakeview Trail and the Beaver Lake Trail are perfect
for day hiking or you could take a multi-night backpacking trip on the
150 kilometer trail system which also allows biking and has winter uses
such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
The Birch Forest Interpretative Trail offers a 2.1 kilometre
hike through a pure and mature birch stand; a thing not common in Saskatchewan.
You'll learn about the history and importance of these types of forests
and the habitat that they provide.
Kenosee Riding Academy offers guided trail rides for
the whole family and pony rides for the little adventurers. Overnight
outings for groups are also available with prior notification. This
is a fantastic way to experience Moose Mountain and step back to the
days of our forefathers.
Cannington Manor Provincial Historic Park is about 25
kilometers from Moose Mountain Provinical Park and is a must-see. Parts
of the village have been restored and the Visitor's Center was renovated.
The village only prospered for two decades and was desolate by 1900.
Moose Mountain Provincial Park is a great place for the
whole family to play and spend time together with a variety of activities
to keep boredom at bay.
More information is available through the Moose
Mountain Provinvial Park website.
Written by Bradley Wipperman
Photos courtesy Saskatchewan Parks