Brightsand Lake

Park Info

Season:
June 1 - September 15
Park Entry:
$7.00 (Seniors $5.00) per day.
Payment Information:
Cash, Interac, Visa & MasterCard accepted.
GPS:
53.64362 -108.84577
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Covid-19 Notice

The Brightsand Lake Regional Park Authority is following the lead of Saskatchewan Provincial Parks, and has put in place the following campground operation conditions. All conditions must be adhered to. If infractions occur, lease or reservations may be cancelled.

Only Saskatchewan residents will be admitted to camp overnight. No out of province recreational vehicles associated with overnight camping will be permitted to enter Brightsand Lake Regional Park
Long-term seasonal, overnight stay and limited-term campers will be allowed under the following conditions until the public health order is amended:
Reservations must be accepted in advance.
Contactless transactions must be used (delivery of fire wood is available)
All laundry facilities must be closed.
Access can be provided to washroom and shower facilities. Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols must be followed, and the frequency with which bathrooms and showers are cleaned must be increased.
Campers must be encouraged to use bathroom facilities in their trailers or recreational vehicles.
Beach and picnic area access is permitted according to the guidelines for beaches and increased cleaning and disinfection practices of common touch areas.
Park and playground access is permitted according to the guidelines for parks and outdoor playgrounds.
All community events must be postponed.
Campers exhibiting signs of illness will not be permitted.
All other public services, such as interpretation services and community-based programming, must be postponed.

Beach Guidelines

People exhibiting signs of illness should not enter beach areas. If you think you may be sick, use the Government of Saskatchewan's self-assessment tool for COVID-19 and follow the subsequent directions.
Individuals from different groups must maintain a physical distance of two metres outdoors, indoors, on the beach and in the water. Towels and beach gear should be set up with four metres between groups to allow physical distancing to be maintained for those entering or exiting the area.
There must be no more individuals per group than allowed under the private and public gathering restrictions. (30)
Towels, beach toys, food and other items should not be shared between members of different groups.
If the beach area is full, please use adjacent grass areas, where available, to ensure group and individual physical distancing is maintained.
Bring your own picnic table covers, cleaning supplies, hand hygiene supplies and other personal items.
Frequently wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number) if you come into contact with public or common touch surfaces (e.g. washroom facilities, shower taps, benches, tables, playground equipment).
Shower facilities and change rooms are permitted.
Events are not permitted on beaches at this time.

Playgrounds

Every person who visits a park or outdoor playground must follow public health orders in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
People exhibiting signs of illness should not enter parks or playgrounds. If you think you may be sick, use the Government of Saskatchewan's self-assessment tool for COVID-19 and follow the subsequent directions.
People not from the same household or extended household should maintain two metres of physical distancing at all times. Limit gathering with other people when entering and leaving the park/playground and supervising children playing (e.g. paths, benches, picnic areas).
Group sizes must comply with the public gathering restrictions.
Ensure frequent hand hygiene for everyone before, during and after outdoor play.
If an area is busy, such as playground equipment or park space, come back when it's not as busy or use another play area.
Do not share toys or sports equipment between groups.

Practice proper hand hygiene:
Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water or, when unavailable, with hand sanitizer.
Refrain from touching your face.
Carry and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number) before and after using playground and other recreational equipment.
Consider limiting children and other members of your household to only visiting playgrounds close to your home. This will help limit the number of people your family may come into contact with during the visit.
Mask use is not required, but non-medical masks (e.g. cloth or other materials) are an additional measure you can take to protect people around you when physical distancing cannot be maintained or is unpredictable. Guidelines for cloth masks are available.


Park Description

The "best kept secret in the whole world", (a quote from one of our patrons). Beautiful moments happen every second at Brightsand Lake Regional Park.

Tucked away down a country road, 27 km north and east of St. Walburg, Brightsand is a stunning destination park awaiting discovery. Northern wilderness plays host to a well developed facility, boosting many amenities for outdoor recreation and camping comfort. Spanning 1600 acres across the entire north end of Brightsand Lake, the park offers campsites set in their own piece of forest. Several premium sites are located on their own beach area. Nature lovers, golfers, fishermen and beach lovers will enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of our "family park".


Local Services

St. Walburg is home to the famous Berthold Von Imhoff art gallery, and a historical museum housed at the end of Main Street in the former Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption. August is the Polka Fest and the Blueberry Festival. St. Walburg offers all the services/amenities a town can offer such as grocery store, gas stations, restaurants, motels, banking facilities, 18 hole grass green golf course and more.


Park / Area History

Founded in 1965, by surrounding communities, Brightsand Lake Regional Park has undergone a gentle evolution, starting out as a meeting point for the local community. Cabin lots and campsites soon became available, and travelers from many areas soon discovered the towering spruce trees, the clear water and sandy, mile long beach of Brightsand Lake. As families moved away, many kept returning for cabin and vacation time, and told their friends, which is why it is a popular summertime retreat.


Barrier Free Access

Washrooms and showers are barrier free, concession entrance features a ramp, and there are many campsites which are open and level.

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting and Public Meeting will be held in 2020 with a date to be decided.

Policies

ALCOHOL BAN IN EFFECT FOR MAY LONG WEEKEND.

Bylaws

Brightsand Lake Building Bylaw

Brightsand Lake Constitution

Brightsand Lake Strategic Plan

Brightsand Lake Zoning Bylaw

Brightsand Lake Official Community Plan

Maps

Brightsand Lake Future Land Use Map

Brightsand Lake Zoning District Map

 Events

Description Date Amount
Opening Tournament – Contacts: Daryl Goodfellow – Phone: 306-823-3516  Noreen Baragar – Phone:306-839-7551 Sat. July 4 TBA
Wind up Golf Tournament – Contacts: Daryl Goodfellow – Phone: 306-823-3516  Noreen Baragar – Phone:306-839-7551 Sat. August 22 TBA
Canada Day Celebrations July 1 Free
Swimming Lessons – Preregistration must be done at the office by June 30. Registration can occur at the time of booking a camping reservation.  Fees MUST BE PAID IN FULL at time of registration.  Pre school $40/week.  All other levels $50/week TBA at a Later Date

First Weeks in July

TBA

Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Regular Day Pass Daily $7.00
Seniors Entry Daily $5.00
Season Pass Seasonally $45.00
Reservation Fee $10.00
15 Amp Daily $25.00
15 Amp Seasonally $1575.00
30 Amp Daily $28.00
30 Amp and Water Daily $30.00
30 Amp and Water Seasonally $1890.00
Premium Daily $20.00
Premium Seasonally $1170.00
Regular Daily $17.00
Regular Seasonally $975.00
Group Electrical (Price Per Unit) Daily $28.00
Group Electrical (Price Per Unit) Seasonally $1050.00
Overflow Daily $20.00
Cabin Rental (Mon-Thur) Daily $105.00
Cabin Rental (Fri-Sun) Daily $131.00
Cabin Damage Deposit Daily $200.00
Site Deposit (no credit card) $100.00

 Golfing Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
9 Hole Day Pass 9 Holes $9.00
9 Hole Round 9 Holes $5.00
Youth Membership Seasonally $35.00
Adult Membership Seasonally $60.00
Family Membership Seasonally $140.00
Mini-Golf/Round – Under 6 Daily Free
Mini-Golf/Round – Youth (6-12) Daily $2.00
Mini-Golf/Round – Adult (13 years +) Daily $4.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
ATV Registration – New Registrant Seasonally $35.00
ATV Registration – Renewal Seasonally $25.00
Ball Diamond Daily $10.00
Canoe Rental Per Hour $6.00
Canoe Rental 1/2 Day $20.00
Canoe Rental Per Day $30.00
Canoe Rental Deposit (Credit Card or Cash) Daily $200.00
Golf Clubhouse Rental Daily $100.00
Broken Golf Club Each $15.00
Laundry Fabric Sheets Per Sheet $.25
Laundry Soap Each $1.00
Mountain Bike & Helmet Rental Per Hour $3.00
Mountain Bike & Helmet Rental Daily $20.00
Pavillion Rental Daily $50.00
Pavillion Rental Deposit Daily $150.00
Preschool Swimming Lessons $40.00
All Other Swimming Lesson Levels $50.00
Garbage Left Behind $25.00

 

 

  • Aquatic Program / Swimming Lessons
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Fire Wood
  • Geocaching
  • Group Camping
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Mini Golf
  • Playground
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Showers
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)
  • ATV Trails
  • Beach Area
  • Boat, Canoe and/or kayak rentals
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Fish Filleting
  • Golf Course 9 Hole Sand Greens
  • Group Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Security
  • Swimming Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Bike Rental
  • Cabin Rental
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Concession
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course Club House (No Food Service)
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Telephone
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Volleyball Court

Camping

Campground Information

12-30 amp electrical sites & water (9 for reservations, 3 seasonal), 25-15 amp electrical sites (14 for reservation, 11 seasonal), 17 premium 30 amp (17 for reservation), 32 regular non electrical (12 for reservation, 20 seasonal), 20 premium non electric (14 for reservation, 6 seasonal) and 17 group electric (5 for reservation, 12 seasonal).

See Camping Regulations to the right under “Forms”


Rental Cabins

See Rental Cabin Regulations to the right under “Forms”

Brightsand Regional Park offers two rental cottages, completed mid-summer in 2002. Deluxe accommodation comes with wood burning stoves, electrical heat, a full kitchen (including dishes), a deck, barbecue, bathroom, and sleeping quarters for up to seven people per unit. There is a $200 damage deposit required.


Group Camping

Brightsand Regional Park offers 5 group camping sites! To book a group site there must be a minimum of 2 camping units in group. Camping charges are applied to each camping unit.

Pictures of campsites are located below along with maximum trailer sizes (in feet)

NS = No Slides, TC = Truck Camper, T = Tent, V = Van, M = Motorhome

 

 

Golf

Nine hole sand green golf course, par 37. Men’s tees – 2860 yards; Ladies tees – 2608 yards. Clubhouse with outdoor patio/deck and flush washrooms!

  • Clubhouse
  • Outdoor Patio/Deck
  • Yardage Markers

Tournaments

Opening Tournament – Saturday, July 4

Wind Up Tournament – Saturday, August 22

Contacts: Daryl Goodfellow 306-823-3516 or Noreen Baragar 306-839-7551

 

Swimming

Swimming lesson Preregistration must be done at the office by June 30.  Registration can occur at the time of booking a camping reservation.  Fees MUST BE PAID IN FULL at time of registration.

Playground/Recreation Activities

The playground is structured at the west entrance at the main beach, near the concession.  Welcome to a brand new playground featuring “a unique natural atmosphere”.  Memories from the past have been retained with the staircase slide.

Boating and Fishing

For those who come to Brightsand, a stocked trout pool is always popular with the junior anglers and many older ones as well. Brightsand Lake is also famous for the “Monster Jack” – great eating, if you are lucky enough to catch one in its cool, clean waters. Situated just past the concession a new boat launch was installed in 2013. Many happy hours are spent boating, tubing and enjoying all water sports. Fishing licences are no longer sold at the park.

Hiking/Nature Trails

A 28 km trail though the park is an extensive grid that take the hiker through just about every type of habitat the Boreal Forest has to offer – black spruce, tamarack lowlands, white spruce highlands, old growth Boreal, bogs, marshes and lakefront terrain. Originally marked and cleared in the 1950’s and early 70’s, Brightsand Lake has done considerable work on these trails in following years by adding directional and interpretive signage. All trails are open to hikers and mountain bikes. Check at the main office for maps and details regarding the trails.

Mini Golf

The 18 hole mini-golf course features a step back in the past theme. Be sure to enjoy it.