Pick a Park – Saskatchewan’s Best Kept Secrets – Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park

Our Pick-A-Park spotlight turns to focus on Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park, located 30 minutes northwest of Yorkton.  The park surrounds Good Spirit Lake, which was named one of Canada’s top ten beaches by Maclean’s magazine in 2004.  Established in 1931 it’s one of Saskatchewan’s founding Provincial Parks.

The lake has a naturally sandy bottom and is relatively shallow allowing you to wade out for quite awhile before the water reaches your waist.  This feature makes it ideal for young families wanting to spend most of their day on the beach!

The park features three campgrounds—Balsam, Sandy Ridge, and Aspen—offering over 200 sites with a mixture of powered and non-powered sites.  Additionally, there is a cottage subdivision, Donald Gunn, and a bible camp within the park.  Visitors can enjoy numerous amenities, including on-site laundry, sani-dump station, convenience store, playground, boat launch, mini-golf, and an 18-hole golf course located 2 km south of the park.  Fishing by boat is also popular at Good Spirit Lake, where anglers can catch Northern Pike, Perch, and Walleye.

At the south end of the park, naturally formed sand dunes rise up to five stories high!  These dunes and the sandy lake bottom were created near the end of the last ice age when a river deposited sand in the area.  There are multiple hiking trails nearby, sections of which are included in the Trans Canada Trail.  You can set out to explore the best of two distinct worlds, the Dune Discovery Hike will take you through miles of active sand dunes or you can choose a more traditional hike on the well marked scenic woodland trails.

Whether you’re a water baby or a woodland wanderer this park offers something for everyone.

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