Kipabiskau

Park Info

Season:
May long weekend - September long weekend
Park Entry:
$8.00 per day.
Payment Information:
Visa, MasterCard, E-Transfer, 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 May long weekend to the September long weekend, 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. New fully accessible Shower house Washroom facility due to open in spring of 2020.

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 Festivities – Mini tradeshow with a view, children’s activities, fun on the beach, raising of the flag and O’Canada followed by fireworks at dusk July Long Weekend N/C
Canada Day Festivities – Signature Pancake Breakfest from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and our annual Silent Auction Fundraiser at 1p.m. Sunday of July Long TBA
Learn to Ski/Wakeboard Program – Kip Watersports Club – learn to ski program First week in July TBA
Children’s Recreation Program TBA TBA
Children’s Recreation Program TBA 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 $32.50
30 Amp and Water Weekly $195.00
30 Amp and Water Monthly $840.00
Non Serviced – Hillside Daily $22.50
Non Serviced – Hillside Weekly $135.00
Non Serviced – Hillside Monthly $585.00
30 Amp and Water – Lake Front Daily $37.50
30 Amp and Water – Lake Front Weekly $225.00
30 Amp and Water – Lake Front Monthly $945.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood Per Large Bundle $8.00
Hall and Tent Covered Deck Rental – $100 Deposit Required Daily $400.00
Hall Rental – $100 Deposit Required Daily $300.00
Hall and Tent Covered Deck with Kitchen Rental – $100 Deposit Required Daily $500.00
Hall with Kitchen Rental – $100 Deposit Required Daily $400.00
Marina Slip Seasonally $735.00
Showers – Included in Camping Fee Per Wash N/C

 

 

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

Camping

62 seasonal sites, 9 – 15 amp daily sites, 7 – 30 amp daily sites, 5 non-serviced hillside daily sites, 2 lakefront 30 amp daily sites. Coin operated showers, washrooms and coin operated laundry facilities.


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Swimming

Swimming lessons are offered through July and early August by a qualified instructor, if available. The sandy beach encourages swimming and is equipped with a swim dock and children slides.

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 are 2 large floating docks 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.