Big River

Park Info

Season:
Mid May - Mid September
Park Entry:
$7.00 per day or Seasonal Park Pass
Payment Information:
Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Cash and Cheque accepted.
GPS:
53.83786 -107.02395
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Park Description

Big River Regional Park is composed of two campgrounds.

Cowan Lake Campground, located at the end of Main Street in Big River offers picturesque views of the lake and wide open spaces to accommodate any size of camper. This campground has modern services, camp kitchen and a fish filleting building. You can fish off the town dock or use the boat launch free of charge.

The Community Center campground is on the north side of Big River and has modern services with full service sites and non-serviced sites. There are also coin operated showers, laundry facilities, ball diamonds, horseshoe and playground. The large sites with mature trees bring a little of the quiet serenity to camping in town.


Local Services

The Town of Big River offers restaurants, garages/gas stations/convenience stores, grocery and liquor stores, pharmacy, banks, beauty salon, golf course, a library located in our Community Hall all within five blocks of the Community Campground park. Also available in Big River is our Hospital, Ambulance and RCMP.


Park / Area History

Started as a mill town, Big River was originally owned by a lumber company. The Big River Regional park was opened in 1978 by a group of dedicated individuals with land leased from the town and the rural municipality of Big River. The site was the old mill yard so there was lots of wood chips. Come check out how it turned out!


Barrier Free Access

We are wheelchair accessible at both Cowan Lake and the Community Centre Campgrounds.

Policies

No Fireworks Set Off In The Park! No unattended fires (Town Bylaws), max speed Limit 15 km/h. You must be 18 years of age to camp in this park unless accompanied by an adult. You may not ride your ATV in the park. ATV’s must be trailered in and out of the park. Pets must be leashed and their waste picked up.  No breaking branches or climbing the trees.

 Events

Description Date Amount
Summer Kick-off Barbecue – Held at Cowan Lake Campground. June 30 Per Plate/$12.00
Outdoor Movie – Family Movie Bring Your Own Chair/Blankets.            Concession Will Be Available June 30 $0.00
150 Canada Day Celebration – Family oriented; Food Booth, Children/Youth/Adult Activities, Live Entertainment, Fireworks Held at the Community Hall/Grounds and Ball Diamonds July 1 $0.00

Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
15 or 30 Amp Cowan Lake Campground Daily $24.00
15 or 30 Amp Cowan Lake Campground Weekly $143.00
15 or 30 Amp Cowan Lake Campground Monthly $495.00
15 Amp Water and Sewer Community Campground Daily $25.00
15 Amp Water and Sewer Community Campground Weekly $160.00
15 Amp Water and Sewer Community Campground Monthly $600.00
30 Amp Water and Sewer Community Centre Campground Daily $30.00
30 Amp Water and Sewer Community Centre Campground Weekly $187.00
30 Amp Water and Sewer Community Centre Campground Monthly $660.00
30 Amp Water and Sewer Community Centre Campground Seasonally (12) $1500.00
50 Amp Water and Sewer Community Centre Campground Daily $35.00
50 Amp Water and Sewer Community Centre Campground Weekly $210.00
50 Amp Water and Sewer Community Centre Campground Monthly $735.00
Non-Serviced – Cowan Lake and Community Centre Campgrounds Daily $16.00
Non-Serviced – Cowan Lake and Community Centre Campgrounds Weekly $100.00
Non-Serviced – Cowan Lake and Community Centre Campgrounds Monthly $300.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood – Cowan and Community Centre Campground Free to Park Patrons
Washer/Dryer (each) – Located at Community Centre Campground Per Load $2.00
Showers – Located at Community Centre Campground Per Shower $2.00

 

 

  • Ball Diamonds
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Fire Wood
  • Group Camping (Electric, Water, Sewer)
  • Internet and/or Wifi Service
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Showers
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fish Filleting
  • Group Camping (Non-Electrical Sites)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Playground
  • Security
  • Volleyball Court
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Concession
  • Fishing
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)

Camping

Cowan Lake Campground has (6) 30 amp sites and (6) 15 amp electrical sites as well as non-serviced sites.

The Community Center Campground has (2) 50 amp full service sites, (28) 30 amp full service sites, (3) 15 amp full service sites, (4) non-serviced sites and (12) seasonal full serviced sites.


Group Camping

Group camping is available in a large non-service open area at both campgrounds.  Or depending on the size of groups, at the Community Centre Campground we can accommodate you in full serviced sites as well.

 

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Golf

Big River Golf course is a nine hole grass greens golf course and is located across the street from the Community Centre Campground.

Playground/Recreation Activities

The Community Campground has a small playground which consists of a sandbox, 4 seated swing set and horseshoe pits on site.  There is a larger playground at the school across the street, also next to the park we have shale ball diamonds, beach volleyball and more horseshoe pits.  Cowan Lake Campground has a beach volleyball court.

Boating and Fishing

Cowan Lake holds walleye, northern pike, and perch. You can fish off the town dock at the end of Main Street or use the boat launch at Cowan Lake is free of charge.