Pine Cree

Park Info

Season:
May 1 - September 30
Park Entry:
$10.00 per day.
Payment Information:
Cash & Cheques accepted.
GPS:
49.61222 -108.75465
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Park Description

A small natural environment park located in the Cypress Hills between Shaunavon and Eastend. It has 27 non serviced tree sites that include a picnic table, tube campfire pit, garbage can and tent/trailer pad. Many sites are private and situated along the headwaters of Swift Current Creek. Several large sites enable group camping with camp kitchens. The unique natural setting features old time quiet starry nights, watchable wildlife, wildflowers galore, fishing and hiking. Real camping the way it use to be!


Local Services

Eastend features a variety of grocery stores, gas stations, mechanic shops, health care facility, convenience store and restaurants. Jack's Cafe, established in 1928, is noted for it's Greek cuisine. There are motels, hotels, Streambank Golf Course and a swimming pool. Eastend is also the home of Scotty the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the T. Rex discovery centre as well as Historical Museum. Shaunavon also features grocery stores, gas stations, mechanic shops, health care facility, convenience store, Snack Shack, Rock Creek Golf Course, swimming pool and the Grand Couteau Heritage Centre.


Park / Area History

Saskatchewan's historian, naturist and photographer, Everett Baker began developing Pine Cree in the 1950's as a place for people to go to appreciate nature. In 1970, Pine Cree was encepted into the regional park system to commemorate Mr. Baker and reknown naturalist John MaCoun, with the Canadian Geological Survey (who camped extensively in the area in the 1880's).

We encourage campers to maintain the legacy of the "back to the land" movement with a respect for nature minimizing the impact on the environment. Campers should adopt the "Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics" to minimize their impact. In addition to this we have implemented the province's Green Strategy Program for parks and green spaces in a variety of aspects.

Policies

ALCOHOL BAN IN EFFECT FOR MAY LONG WEEKEND.  Barbless hooks!!

Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Date Amount
Non Serviced Sites Seasonally $40.00
Non Serviced Sites – Non Season Pass Holders Daily $20.00
Non Serviced Sites – Season Pass Holders Daily $15.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood Per Bundle $5.00

 

 

  • Ball Diamonds
  • Fire Wood
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking Trails
  • Playground
  • Washrooms (Outhouse)
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Fish Filleting
  • Group Camping
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced

Camping

All sites are non serviced with no water hookups. Restricted to campers 28 feet and under. It is shallow and spring fed and runs year round. It is the source for much entertainment for youth of all ages.


Group Camping

Several sites provide for group camping especially the ones near the camp kitchens. Camp kitchens/shelters are equipped with open sides, roof and picnic tables. The main camp kitchen has two wood stoves,

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Playground/Recreation Activities

We have a modern play ground thanks to the “Friends of Pine Cree” group on facebook, who has done fundraising for our park. More equipment will be added in the coming years.

Boating and Fishing

Fishing at Pine Cree is fantastic! Just about every campsite in the park is superb for catching Brook Trout. One doesn’t need a fancy rig or reel just a barbless hook and a worm!

Hiking/Nature Trails

We have three flagged and marked self guided trails throughout the park: Top of the World Trail is about 4 km and is a rugged climb to the highest point in the park. The Short Loop Trail is a short cut trail that loops off the to the Top of The World Trail. The Everett Baker Trail is 1 km and takes the hiker up above the Hermits Cave, following the old trail that marked the way into Pine Cree in the early days. These trails are self guided. Guided tours can be arranged by booking it through the park officer. All three trails are written up in the revised edition of Saskatchewan Trails, recently released by noted Saskatchewan writers and naturalists, Arlene and Robin Karpan.

Additional Features

Eastend is also the home of Scotty the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the T. Rex Discovery Centre.