Dunnet

Park Info

Season:
May long weekend - September 18 (weather permitting)
Park Entry:
$10.00 per day, $25.00 for a weekend entry, $45 for the season.
Payment Information:
Cash, Cheque, Interac, Visa & MasterCard accepted.
GPS:
49.99305 -105.01154
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Park Description

Built near a dam and reservoir that constricts Avonlea Creek. Dunnet Regional Park covers 50 acres of naturally treed valley, and is officially open from May until mid September. The park has much to offer, the main attractions are camping, swimming, boating and fishing. Other activities include hiking, a play area and baseball. We offer eight ball diamonds, all have grass outfields with dirt infields, tall mesh backstops on metal poles. Pets are permitted in the park, but they must be on a leash, and they are restricted from the playground and pool areas.


Local Services

Grocery store, Co-op Gas & Convenience Store, Scotia Bank (ATM) Radius Credit Union (ATM), all located in Avonlea.


Park / Area History

In the early 1960s, the PFRA (Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration) constructed a dam near Avonlea, creating a 600 acre lake. Local residents formed a regional park authority, which purchased land containing 300 year old ash and maples and developed it into a campground. The park was officially opened in 1967 and named for a beloved local physician. Nearby in the Blue Hills, visitors can view 70 million year old rock exposures, part of the Bearpaw formation, as well as native effigies and a buffalo jump site near an aboriginal ceremonial site, complete with healing and sweat lodges. The nearby Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site, which dates to 1912, provides visitors with a rare example of early industry. There are museums in Wilcox, Avonlea and Briercrest.


Barrier Free Access

Campsites: Level grass/gravel. Wheelchair accessible washrooms and showers are available. This park features a wheelchair accessible concession.

Policies

ALCOHOL BAN IN EFFECT FOR MAY LONG WEEKEND.

Pool is open from June 30 to September Long Weekend (weather permitting). Must be 18 years or older to rent sites. All dogs must be on leash. NO ATV’S, DIRT BIKES, GOLF CARTS ALLOWED.

 Events

Description Date Amount
August Long Ball Tournament – Slo-Pitch Tournament August Long Weekend TBA
Lion’s Slo-pitch – Slo-Pitch Tournament July 1 TBA

Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
15 Amp Daily $28.00
15 Amp Weekly $168.00
30 Amp Daily $30.00
30 Amp Weekly $180.00
30 Amp and Water Daily $35.00
30 Amp and Water Weekly $210.00
30 Amp, Water & Sewer Daily $40.00
30 Amp, Water & Sewer Weekly $240.00
30 Amp, Water & Sewer Seasonally $1850.00
Non Electric Daily $20.00

 Swimming Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Adult Entry Daily $8.00
Adult Entry Seasonally $100.00
Preschool (3 & under) Daily $3.00
Child Entry (age 4-6) Daily $6.00
Youth Entry (7 & older) Daily $8.00
Family Pass – Max 5 Daily $25.00
Family Pass Weekly $100.00
Family Pass Seasonally $200.00
Single Pass Seasonally $100.00
Preschool (3-5 years) – Lessons Weekly $35.00
Swim Level (1-4) – Lessons Weekly $35.00
Swim Level (10) – Lessons Weekly $42.00
Swim Level (5-9) – Lessons Weekly $40.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood $10.00
Mini Golf – Adult Per Adult $5.00
Mini Golf – Child Per Child $3.00
Washer/Dryer Per Load $1.50
Ball Diamond Rental Daily $150.00
Blue Recreation Hall Rental Daily $240.00

 

 

  • Aquatic Program / Swimming Lessons
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Fire Wood
  • Geocaching
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Showers
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fish Filleting
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Mini Golf
  • Playground
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washrooms (Outhouse)
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Concession
  • Fishing
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Volleyball Court

Camping

All campsites have picnic tables and fire pits. Loraas bins are located nearby. Drinking water is available from central taps and firewood is available at a cost per bundle. Washroom facilities range from old fashion outhouse to modern shower house with flush toilets.


Group Camping

Available for reunions and weddings. Recreational building complete with freezers, fridges and stove as well as kitchen with water.

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Swimming

A new heated outdoor 25 meter swimming pool with qualified lifeguards, a diving board, spray features and a zero beach entrance allows everyone to enjoy the fun.  New change rooms and showers are wheelchair accessible.  Weekly sessions for swimming lessons and public swims are offered throughout the summer.

Playground/Recreation Activities

Between the pool and the day use or picnic area is the playground, with slides, swings, teeter-totters, and a creative play center, all built on a fine lawn with plenty of space to run and play in.

Boating and Fishing

Join the fun on the Watson Reservoir; a 600 acre playground for you and your watercraft! A boat launch is available, free to registered campers, and there is a large parking area for trailers beside the reservoir.

Hiking/Nature Trails

The park has a nature trail to the campgrounds.

Mini Golf

Take a break from the sun and head to the 9 hole mini golf course hidden in the shade behind the pool. The course winds around the trees and provides entertainment for you and old. Putters, balls and scorecards are available at the concession.