Dunnet

Park Info

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

Saskatchewan Regional Parks: Park of the Year 2012!!!

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 season is sometimes extended if weather permits. The park has much to offer, the main attractions are camping, swimming, boating and fishing. Other activities include hiking, a play area and baseball. Want to have a ball tournament? We offer eight ball diamonds, all have grass outfields with dirt infields, tall mesh backstops on metal poles. Need to host a private function? We offer a recreation hall. 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 on site) Radius Credit Union, 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 August 28. 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 July 30 – 31 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 $1825.00
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 14 Pieces $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
  • Groceries and Supplies
  • Group Camping (Non-Electrical Sites)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mini Golf
  • Playground
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Showers
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fish Filleting
  • Group Camping
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washrooms (Outhouse)
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Concession
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Telephone
  • 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. Shade trees abound, in fact, at some of the farther non-electrical sites you feel as though you are in a deep forest. Washroom facilities range from old fashion outhouse to modern shower house with flush toilets. 2 full service sites; 51-30 amp with water; 6-15 amp; 20 non serviced.


Group Camping

Available for reunions and weddings. Recreational building complete with freezers, fridges and stove as well as kitchen with water. Non electrical camp kitchen building also available.

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Swimming

A heated outdoor 25 meter swimming pool with qualified lifeguards, a diving board, kiddie pool, change rooms and showers. 4 – 1 week sessions for swim lessons are offered in the summer, public swims are also offered.

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 Dunnet Lake; 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.