Kipabiskau

Park Info

Season:
May long weekend - September long weekend
Park Entry:
$8.00 per day.
Payment Information:
Visa, MasterCard, Cash and Interac accepted.
GPS:
52.57373 -104.18980
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Park Description

Kipabiskau Regional Park, commonly referred to as "Kip", is nestled in the scenic Barrier Valley. The lake itself is approximately 10 kms long and 1 km wide. The main part of the park is located on the north shore of the lake, although the park controls most of the land surrounding the lakeshore, the largest portion of the park's land is left in its natural state, and being a wooded area it is a sanctuary for wildlife. The park opens from Mother's Day to mid-September, although winter usage is increasing with sports like ice fishing and snowmobile gaining in popularity.


Local Services

Nine hole grass green golf course, miniature golf, licensed dining, gas services, paint ball & camping all within 1 km of park entrance. Tisdale, Naicam and Melfort snowmobile trails are all accessible at Kipabiskau.


Park / Area History

"Kip" became a Regional Park in 1965, however, the lake formerly known as Stoney Lake, was a popular destination since the 1920's, drawing visitors primarily from Tisdale and the surrounding rural areas. In the mid 1940's, interest in developing the lake grew and many volunteers worked hard to clear the land, and level the site for the beach, then hauled tons of sand to form the beach. Tisdale Fish and Game League took over the resort in the late 1940's and changed the name of the resort and lake to Kipabiskau, a Cree word meaning Stoney Lake.


Barrier Free Access

Campsites: Level grass/gravel. Walkways/Trails: Level gravel. This park features a wheelchair accessible store/visitor information, hall and scenic deck.

Policies

ALCOHOL BAN IN EFFECT FOR MAY LONG WEEKEND.

Must be 19 years or older to reserve sites. All dogs must be on leash at all times.

 Events

Description Date Amount
Canada Day – Fireworks at dusk June 30 TBA
Canada Day – Pancake breakfest July 3 – 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Per Serving
Learn to Ski/Wakeboard Program – Kip Watersports Club – learn to ski program First week in July TBA
Children’s Recreation Program July TBA
Children’s Recreation Program August TBA

Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
15 Amp Daily $27.50
15 Amp Weekly $175.00
15 Amp Monthly $700.00
30 Amp and Water Daily $33.00
30 Amp and Water Weekly $175.00
30 Amp and Water Monthly $700.00
30 Amp and Water Seasonally $1500.00
Non Serviced – Hillside Daily $22.50
Non Serviced – Hillside Weekly $130.00
Non Serviced – Hillside Monthly $520.00
Non Serviced – Lake Front Daily $32.50
Non Serviced – Lake Front Weekly $190.00
Non Serviced – Lake Front Monthly $760.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood Per Bundle $2.50
Hall Rental Daily $80.00
Hall Rental – Deposit Daily $300.00
Hall with Kitchen Rental Daily $150.00
Hall with Kitchen Rental – Deposit Daily $300.00
Marina Slip Seasonally $735.00
Showers – Loonies Per Wash $1.00

 

 

  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Boat, Canoe and/or kayak rentals
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Fire Wood
  • Gasoline and/or Propane Services
  • Group Camping (Electric, Water, Sewer)
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)
  • Beach Area
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fish Filleting
  • Groceries and Supplies
  • Group Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Internet and/or Wifi Service
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Recreation Program (Supervised)
  • Showers
  • Washrooms (Outhouse)
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Concession
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Group Camping (Non-Electrical Sites)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Telephone
  • Security
  • Swimming Area
  • Wildlife Viewing

Camping

57 seasonal sites, 7-15 amp daily sites, 10-30 amp daily sites, 5 non-serviced hillside daily sites, 3 lakefront non-serviced daily sites. Coin operated showers, washrooms and coin operated laundry facilities.


Group Camping

Overflow (non serviced).

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Swimming

Three 2 week sets of swimming lessons are offered through July and early August by a qualified instructor. The sandy beach encourages swimming. The full time recreation program runs from July 1st until early August, providing children with plenty of fun activities and the opportunities to meet new friends.

Playground/Recreation Activities

The playground features two swing sets, teeter totters, a double slide, climbing apparatus and a large sandbox, as well as ample room to play.

Boating and Fishing

There is a large floating dock at the boat launch. A filleting house offers an enclosed screen building with running water for cleaning the catch. Perch, northern pike and walleye offer great fishing opportunities. Water sports are very popular here and the Kipabiskau Water Sports Club is the largest waterski club in Saskatchewan. A wakeboard/water ski clinic is hosted by the club annually, generally the first week in July.

Hiking/Nature Trails

A network of nature trails provide approximately 10 kms for hiking through the woods. One trail provides some great views of the lake and park. There is a map at the trailhead showing the location and names of the trails. Trails are mowed.