Big River

Park Info

Season:
May 12 - September 25
Park Entry:
$7.00 per day.
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. Boat launching is 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 sand pit. The large sites with mature trees bring a little of the quiet serenity to camping in town.


Local Services

Big River offers restaurants, gas stations/convenience stores, grocery store, garages, 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 Campground.

Policies

No Fireworks Set Off In The Park! 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. Keep your dogs leashed and pick up their waste.

 Events

Description Date Amount
Summer Kick-off Barbecue – Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Salads.                  (Menu and $ May Change Without Notice) 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 Amp Cowan Lake Campground Daily $24.00
15 Amp Cowan Lake Campground Weekly $143.00
15 Amp Cowan Lake Campground Monthly $495.00
30 Amp Cowan Lake Campground Daily $26.00
30 Amp Cowan Lake Campground Weekly $156.00
30 Amp Cowan Lake Campground Monthly $572.00
30 Amp Water and Sewer Community Campground Daily $30.00
30 Amp Water and Sewer Community Campground Weekly $187.00
30 Amp Water and Sewer Community Campground Monthly $660.00
30 Amp Water and Sewer Community Campground Seasonally $1500.00
50 Amp Water and Sewer Community Campground Daily $35.00
50 Amp Water and Sewer Community Campground Weekly $210.00
50 Amp Water and Sewer Community Campground Monthly $735.00
Non Serviced – Cowan Lake and Community Campgrounds Daily $16.00
Non Serviced – Cowan Lake and Community Campgrounds Weekly $100.00
Non Serviced – Cowan Lake and Community Campgrounds Monthly $300.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood – Cowan and Community Campground Free to Park Patrons
Washer/Dryer (each) – Located at Community Campground Per Load $1.25
Showers – Located at Community Campground Per Shower $2.00

 

 

  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Fish Filleting
  • Internet and/or Wifi Service
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Showers
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fishing
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Playground
  • Security
  • Volleyball Court
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Fire Wood
  • 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, (43) 30 amp full service sites and (5) non-serviced sites.


Group Camping

Group camping is available in a large non-service open area at both campgrounds. We try to accommodate what our guests require. If the group is not too large we can put you in full service sites that are side by side or back to back.

 

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Golf

A nine hole grass greens golf course is located across the street from the Community Campground.

Playground/Recreation Activities

The Community Campground has a sandbox on site and a playground at the school across the street. We also have shale ball diamonds next to the park.  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!  Boat launching at Cowan Lake is free of charge.