Big Manitou

Park Info

May 1 - Sept 30
Park Entry:
$5 per vehicle per day or Regional Park Season Sticker
Payment Information:
Cash, Cheque, Interac, Visa and MasterCard accepted.
52.79771 -109.78466
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Park Description

Big Manitou Regional Park is a very quiet park in a natural prairie valley setting. It has all the comforts of the big parks with fewer people. There are no fish in the lake which means less noise and boats. We have a nine hole grass green golf course, horseshoe pits and ball diamonds for those that want some activity.

Local Services

In the nearby village of Marsden on Highway 40 there is a hotel, cafe and convenience store. There is gas, groceries and a medical centre in the village of Neilburg, 12km east on highway 40.

Park/Area History

For the past 100 years this lake and park was used as a community park. Since our incorporation in 1975 we became part of Suffern Regional Park. In 2019 we were given full park status and are now called Big Manitou Regional Park.

Local Attractions

Manitou Lake is a very large alkali lake that is great for boating There are no fish. The south half of the lake is surrounded by the Manitou Sandhills. These hills are in 100sq. Km of grazing reserve, that is great for hiking or exploring.

Driving Directions

1km east of Marsden on highway 40, follow signs 6km south to the golf course and park.


No ATV’s in the park.

 Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
30/15 Amp Daily $30.00
30/15 Amp Weekly $180.00
Non Powered Daily $15.00
Non Powered Weekly $75.00
Kitchen Rental Daily $50.00

 Golfing Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
9 Holes Per Round $10.00
Cart Rental Per Round $15.00
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Golf Course Club House (No Food Service)
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Beach Area
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Fire Wood
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Museum and/or Historical Site
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Swimming Area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Golf Course 9 Hole Grass Greens
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Picnic Tables
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)


We have 35 campsites. Of these 12 are 30 amp, 8 are 15 amp and 15 are non powered. The non powered sites are spread throughout a forested area for maximum privacy. We have washrooms with showers, an outdoor kitchen and a very comfortable indoor kitchen/ hall that can be rented for family activities.

Group Camping

We have a large open area with water and portable toilets for group camping. Non powered sites surround a large open area.


We have an established 9 hole course. We are currently converting to grass greens. Fees are currently $10 per round with a $15 cart rental.


We have an unsupervised sandy beach.  There is a change house and toilet available.

Playground/Recreational Activities

We have a small playground in the day use area. We also have a pair of horse shoe pits and three ball diamonds.


Because of fluctuating water levels boats are docked from beach area.

Hiking/Nature Trails

We have no set trails but there are road trails through the bush that are very walkable.