Ceylon

Park Info

Season:
May 1 - September 30
Park Entry:
$10.00 per day.
Payment Information:
Cash and Cheque accepted.
GPS:
49.46455 -104.58007
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Covid-19 Notice

The Ceylon Regional Park Authority passed the following resolution on April 28, 2020:

Regional Park Operations 2020
67/20: That the Ceylon Regional Park Authority amend their recommendations for 2020 park operations based on the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan as follows:
• The park will open May 4, 2020 to allow anglers access to boat launches and shorelines.
• The park will open June 1 for long-term seasonal, overnight stay, and limited-term campers under the following conditions:
o Reservations must be accepted in advance.
o Overnight stay and limited-term campsites may only be occupied at 50 percent capacity, with no adjacent sites occupied at the same time.
o Contactless transactions must be used.
o No group campsite reservations will be permitted.
• Campground operators will be require to enhance cleaning and disinfection practices in all public/shared spaces and will be provided gloves and sanitizing wipes. Campground operators are required to stay home if they are unwell or symptomatic.
• Campers exhibiting signs of illness will not be permitted.
• Signage will be posted to caution campers about the risks of COVID-19.
• All community events, public services, children’s programming, and community based programming will be postponed.
And furthermore, the following operational recommendations previously stated will remain in place:
• Washroom facilities, recreational facilities and concession will be closed until further notice.
• All park attendees will be required to follow Provincial guidelines regarding COVID-19 including social distancing recommendations.


Park Description

The Ceylon Regional Park is built near a dam and reservoir. The park is a small well-treed campground with 34 full service sites and non electric sites. The park is officially open from May to September 30th but the season is sometimes extended if weather permits. The park has much to offer including an outdoor beach swimming pool, aquatic programs, summer playground program, potable water, ball diamond, horseshoe pits, picnic tables and fire pits at all serviced sites, firewood, fishing, boat launch, new concession booth with new washrooms and showers.


Local Services

The town of Radville provides all the services available in a small town. There is shopping, medical clinic, hospital, banks(ATM), RCMP, golf course, groceries and gas stations. The Village of Ceylon has the Ceylon hotel that provides licensed dining, liquor sales and a restaurant.


Park / Area History

Formerly known as Ceylon Beach - the Ceylon Homemakers, with the help of the entire community originally founded the park. The first regional park authority was formed in 1965. A cairn is located near the edge of the dam, commemorating the reconstruction of the Ceylon Dam in 1984. A self-guided motor tour of the Missouri Coteau (dating from the last ice age) is mapped out. It will take you to the Big Muddy via the Gap and Ceylon. Visit Ceylon, a typical small village with a colorful western history involving prohibition, rum-running, and bank robberies. Also visit the historic United Church and the Stone House made entirely out of Fieldstone.


Barrier Free Access

Campsites: Grass. Walkways/Trails: Level gravel. Activities: This park is located near the Town of Ceylon, which features many attractions and amenities.

Policies

 Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
30 Amp Daily $35.00
30 Amp, Sewer & Water Daily $35.00
30 Amp, Sewer & Water Weekly $210.00
30 Amp, Sewer & Water Seasonally $1225.00
Tenting Daily $15.00

 

  • Aquatic Program / Swimming Lessons
  • Beach Area
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Fire Wood
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Playground
  • Swimming Area
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Fishing
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)

Camping

The park hosts a variety of site types 30 amp electrical to non-electrical sites complete with picnic tables, pole barbecues and access to central water taps. There are ample non-serviced sites available for pitching tents or just pulling in with a completely self contained camper or RV. The non-serviced sites are not equipped with tables or barbecues. Modern washrooms with flush toilets, shower house, trash bins and free firewood supply are located in a central area as well. The concession is a short distance from the camping area. All sites are leveled and drained naturally and have shade on one side by ash or poplar trees.


Swimming

The Gap Swimming Committee hosts a series of Red Cross Swimming lessons in the man-made pool. They are usually held the first two weeks of July and if there is a demand a second set is held in August. Certified lifeguards are on duty for supervision of the pool on a regular basis. The water is clean and the bottom is sandy. A line of buoys separates the shallow end, where there is a slide for small children.

Playground/Recreation Activities

The park has two playground areas, one by the pool and the other by the concession. The playground area close to the concession is equipped with a wooden creative play centre and rocking horses on springs all enclosed in a huge sandbox. The beach playground is equipped with swings, climbers, slides and teeter totters all built into the sand on the pool front. Each location is built with the ease of child care in mind. The on-site ball diamond has a tall mesh backstop and bleachers for spectators and is the home diamond for the Borderline Fastball League team Ceylon Angels. Ball games are held twice a week from mid June through the end of July. The ball diamond is available for use for any function if a scheduled game is not being held.

Boating and Fishing

The reservoir has been stocked with perch and jackfish. A boat launch and floating docks have been installed for ease of unloading boats. You may fish from the shore, anywhere along the water or from the boat launch. A ice fish derby is held with the annual Family Fun Day. The water body is not large enough for large motor boats but nice for small fishing boats or sea-doos.

Hiking/Nature Trails

The park does not have specific trails marked out but there is lots of open space for hiking, biking, walking or other outdoor sports.