Emerald Lake

Park Info

May 1 - September 30
Park Entry:
$9.25 per day, $27.00 for 3 day entry, $18.00 for a weekend entry.
Payment Information:
Cash, Cheque, Interac, Visa, MasterCard Discovery, Union Pay and Visa Debit accepted.
53.17840 -106.95679
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Park Description

Look no further! You've found the hidden gem of Saskatchewan. Nestled in 160 acres of pine, poplar, birch and hazelnut trees you will find our clear, natural spring fed lake. The easy down home feel of our lake appeals to everyone. The beautiful rolling hills provide spectacular views. Come sit and watch one of our amazing sunsets as you gaze out over our amazing lake. We have it all! Well maintained and manicured public areas, 3 playgrounds, cabin and kayak rentals, sports pad with all types of sporting equipment, two concessions - one offering a large variety of tasty food and treats, full hook up, power and primitive campsites to suit your style. All of our sites offer potable water. Pets are welcome and can enjoy our off leash area at the boat launch to swim and play (unfenced). We offer two separate sets of Red Cross swimming lessons in July and August. Come visit...you won't be disappointed!

Local Services

The Town of Shell Lake is a 15 minute scenic drive and offers groceries, hardware, laundry, mini golf and 18 hole grass green golf course.

Park / Area History

Emerald Lake was formerly known as Ruxee Lake and was renamed Emerald for its clean, beautiful, spring fed water. In the 1920's the RM #465 applied to the Department of Natural Tourism for the lease on Emerald Lake. In the 1930's this lease was turned over to the Avebury Community Club. By as early as 1932 the club noted a substantial increase in the use of the resort. They recorded 30 to 40 campers spending the entire summer. In the 1950's the lease for Emerald Lake Resort was turned over to the Leask Branch of the Canadian Legion. In 1968 the Leask Legion turned the lease over to President Hector Duncan and Secretary C.E. Harris and Emerald Lake became a Regional Park.

Barrier Free Access

Beach, beach concession, shower house and sites are barrier free.


Cash or cheque only after September Long weekend. Pets are welcome, but they must be leashed and not left outside alone at either cabins or campsites. Pets are not allowed on the grassed hill down to the beach or beach area. We have an off leash area down by the boat launch. No refunds for reservations leaving early July or August.

Alcohol Ban In Effect May Long Weekend.


Description Date Amount
2nd Annual Canada Day Golf Tournament July 1/2017 TBA
Canada Day Celebrations – Cake, Coffee, Juice for Park Patrons July 1/2017 Free
Silent Auction – Donation of Auction Items  August 4 & 5/2018 Per Bid
Emfest – Saturday – Afternoon Parade, Supper and Entertainment August 4/2018 TBA
Emfest – Sunday – Kids Day Events and Pancake Breakfast August 5/2018 TBA

Camping Fees

(prices include GST and are subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
30 Amp and Water Daily $32.69
30 Amp, Water and Sewer Daily $36.70
Non Electric Daily $28.69

 Swimming Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Red Cross Preschool (3-5 years) Weekly $40.00
Red Cross Swim Level 1-4 Weekly $60.00
Swim Level 5-6 Weekly $60.00

Golfing Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Adult Round 9 Holes $15.75
All Day 9 Holes $26.25
Junior Round(Age 10 & under) 9 Holes $7.35
Adult Membership Seasonally $105.00
Couples Membership Seasonally $183.75
Family Membership (3-4 people – parents & kids under 18 years) Seasonally $210.00
Junior & Family Membership – additional children Seasonally $42.00
Cart Rental – Power 9 Holes $21.00
Golf Cart License One Time Fee $25.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood Per Bundle $10.00
Boat Launch – Day Rate Daily $10.00
Boat Launch – Weekend Rate Weekend $20.00
Boat Launch – Seasonal Rate Seasonal $40.00
Camp Kitchen Daily $16.50
Kayak Rental – Single Daily $5.50
Kayak Rental – Double Daily $6.60



  • Aquatic Program / Swimming Lessons
  • Beach Area
  • Cabin Rental
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fish Filleting
  • Golf Course 8 Hole Sand/1 Hole Artificial
  • Group Camping (Electric, Water, Sewer)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Telephone
  • Security
  • Swimming Area
  • Washrooms (Outhouse)
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Boat Launch
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Concession
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course Club House (No Food Service)
  • Group Camping (Non-Electrical Sites)
  • Internet and/or Wifi Service
  • Playground
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Volleyball Court
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Basketball Court
  • Boat, Canoe and/or kayak rentals
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Fire Wood
  • Gasoline and/or Propane Services
  • Groceries and Supplies
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Recreation Program (Supervised)
  • Showers
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)


Our 20 full service and 14 electrical sites have 30 amp electrical service. We also have seven water only sites. All sites have picnic a table and a barbecue pit. All are centrally located within easy distance of the shower house, concessions, parks, beach and have central garbage and water availability. We also house 47 full service year round seasonal sites. Firewood may be purchased from the main concession for a small fee. 2 bedroom, fully renovated cabin for rent. Sleeps 6 with room for an air bed as well. Has 2 double beds in 1 room and a queen size bed in the other room. Satellite T.V., high speed internet and air conditioning. Privacy yard with a fire pit and bbq.



Come enjoy a challenging round of golf at Emerald Lake. This golf course features nine holes, sand greens, rolling hills and water. The clubhouse provides rentals for power golf carts and golf clubs.

  • 8 Hole Sand Green and 1 Artificial Green
  • Clubhouse
  • Snack Bar
  • Club Rentals
  • Power Cart Rentals
  • Outdoor Patio


Our buoyed swimming area ensures a safe water play area. It features a diving platform and floating dock. All levels of Red Cross swimming lessons are offered including pre-school for the very young. What better time to take your vacation and enjoy our superb amenities!

Playground/Recreation Activities

Emerald Lake Park has three playgrounds: One near the seasonal campsites, the Joan Gray Memorial Playground near the beach and the Danni Jean Playground located near day campers and shower house. Located by the camp kitchen is our basketball court/sports pad. We have various sports equipment available for patrons use, just ask for more information at one of our concessions.

Boating and Fishing

We have a very developed boat launch with an extended boat trailer parking lot. The lake is fed by natural surface underground springs and makes a real sport out of fishing. Wake boarding, skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding as well as canoeing are very popular. Watch our beautiful waterfowl, and wildlife such as loons, grebes, blue heron, pelicans, osprey and beavers. On occasion you might catch a glimpse of a black bear.