Craik & District

Park Info

Season:
May Lond Weekend - September Long Weekend
Park Entry:
$7.00 per day.
Payment Information:
Cash, Interac, Visa & MasterCard accepted
GPS:
51.06072 -105.79860
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Park Description

This park is located on the arterial route between Saskatoon and Regina. There are 26 acres of land currently fenced and used.The park is in a small valley; the creek that cut it was dammed to make the Craik Reservoir. Tall elms and poplars grace the campsites and provide a home for many birds. Across the road from our entrance to the park is access to a nine hole grass greens golf course with watered fairways.


Local Services

Gas, food store, hardware, pharmacy, post office, RCMP, liquor vendor, golf course, motel, hospital, licensed dining, churches, school, fire department, doctors office, and local newspaper, all located in the town of Craik.


Park / Area History

There are 26 acres of land situated in a small valley, which is currently fenced and used for the park. The Squaw Valley Creek that cut the valley was dammed to make the adjacent Craik Reservoir, known as the Arm Lake. The Park started out with no native trees, and in 1966 a number of tree species which included 100 Maples, 800 Manchurian Elms, 500 Caraganas and 100 Willows were transplanted from a nursery by volunteers. The unique kidney shaped swimming pool was constructed by the RM's of Craik and Arm River and it opened in August of 1967. The park officially opened on July 18, 1971.


Barrier Free Access

The entire park is wheelchair accessible

Policies

 

 Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
30 Amp and Water Daily $35.00
Overflow Daily $20.00
Special Rate – If you stay 30 days you only pay for 26 days Monthly Contact Regional Park
Tenting Daily $20.00

 Swimming Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Adult Entry Daily TBA
Child Entry Daily TBA
Family Entry Daily TBA
Family Entry Seasonally TBA
Single Entry Seasonally TBA
Bronze (Plus Manual) Session TBA
Level 1-3 Session TBA
Level 4-6 Session TBA
Level 7-10 Session TBA
Preschool Session TBA

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood Per Bundle $5.00
Camp Kitchen Rental – If camping you get it for free Daily $50.00
Sewer Dump Fee – Non Campers Per Dump $25.00

 

 

  • Aquatic Program / Swimming Lessons
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Fire Wood
  • Group Camping
  • Mini Golf
  • Playground
  • Racquet Sports (Tennis, Badminton)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fish Filleting
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Volleyball Court
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Concession
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Showers
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)

Camping

There are 58 sites with electricity and water. There are 6 seasonal sites with electricity, sewer, and water, and 4 seasonal sites with electricity and water. 48 sites have 30 amp power and water and there are non-electrical tenting sites available as well. All numbered sites have picnic tables and fire pits. Trash bins are centrally located, as well as chlorinated well water dispensing taps.

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Golf

A nine hole grass greens golf course with watered fairways is located across the road from the park entrance.

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Swimming

Public swimming and swimming lessons are offered in our unique kidney shaped pool that is shallow on all sides with an asphalt bottom. Swimming lessons are offered through the Red Cross/Royal Lifesaving Society, by a qualified instructor.

Playground/Recreation Activities

There are two playgrounds, the larger one by the pool has swings, slides, merry go round and climbing equipment, and a smaller on the east campground has swings, a slide and a climbing structure. Other sports offered include a mini golf course and a badminton/volleyball court. All the equipment is available from the gate house for a nominal charge. The park has a ball diamond with a tall mesh backstop and benches.

Boating and Fishing

The Arm Lake (Craik Reservoir) was built by the PFRA (Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration) with construction being completed in 1963. A boat launch and docks provide access to the lake for fishing and recreational boating. Saskatchewan Fisheries from Qu’Appelle first stocked the lake with fish in 1963.

Hiking/Nature Trails

A hiking trail starts from an old highway bridge on the east side of the road to the entrance of the park. This trail leads to the dam overlook, through the local slumps and food plain. It is well mowed and easy to differentiate from the surrounding grass.

Additional Features

We have an annual Canada Day Celebration, which includes activities for the kids, a supper (for a small charge), birthday cake is there for anyone who would like a slice, and we end the day with a beautiful fireworks display. We have a large open area if someone wanted to fly toy airplanes.