York Lake

Park Info

Season:
May 1 - September 30
Park Entry:
$5.00 per day / $50 for a season pass
Payment Information:
Cash, Cheque, Interac, Visa and MasterCard accepted.
GPS:
51.16518 -102.48890
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Park Description

This park is well worth a visit and offers a wealth of recreational opportunities. The park boasts a state of the aft playground, outdoor fitness equipment, beach volleyball courts, kayak/canoe rentals, 4 ball diamonds with lights, horseshoe pits, trap and skeet shooting, 3D archery, an indoor hand gun range and the Navy League.


Local Services

The City of Yorkton has all essential services including police, hospital and all medical services as well as big box store shopping, restaurants and many specialty shops. There is a truck stop gas station and restaurant on the south east end of Yorkton along Highway 16 and Highway 9 approximately 3 miles from the park. The park has a 12 hole golf course approximately 2 km from the campgrounds and there are five other golf courses within a 1/2 hour of the park.


Park / Area History

Although it was not established as a regional park until 1969, the York Lake area had served as a park since the turn of the century. It was originally sponsored by the City of Yorkton and the local Kinsmen Club; the latter is currently its sole sponsor. York Lake, once called Pebble Lake, was a recreational site for York Colonists and years later, World War I returnees.


Barrier Free Access

Campsites: Level grass/gravel. Wheelchair accessible washrooms and showers are available.

Policies

Must be 18 years of age to camp unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The park levies a daily entry fee, waived with a Regional Park Season Pass.

 Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
30 Amp and Water Daily $33.00 + GST
30 Amp and Water Seasonally $1645.00 + GST
30 Amp, Water and Sewer Seasonally $1845.00 + GST + Sewer Dump Fees
50 Amp, Water and Sewer Dump Included Seasonally $2300 + GST
Non Electrical and Tenting Daily $25.00 + GST

 Golfing Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Adult 9 Holes $25.00
Adult 12 Holes $30.00
New Member Seasonally $600.00
Adult Membership Seasonally $825.00
Family Membership Seasonally $1430.00
Junior Membership (17 and under) Seasonally $100.00
Driving Range Small Bucket $5.00
Driving Range Large Bucket $10.00
Cart Rental – Power (per seat) 9 Holes $12.50
Cart Rental – Power (per seat) 12 Holes $15.00
Cart Rental – Pull 12 Holes $4.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood Per Bundle $10.00
Ball Diamond Per Day $100.00
Foot Golf (Adults) Per Round $10.00
Foot Golf (12 and Under) Per Round $3.00
Foot Golf (ages 13 – 17) Per Round $5.00
Ball Rental $3.00

 

 

  • Ball Diamonds
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Concession
  • Golf Course 12 Hole Grass Greens
  • Golf Course Pro Shop
  • Group Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Outdoor Theatre / Stage
  • Playground
  • Recreation Program (Supervised)
  • Showers
  • Washrooms (Outhouse)
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Boat, Canoe and/or kayak rentals
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Driving Range
  • Golf Course Club House (Food Service)
  • Group Camping
  • Group Camping (Non-Electrical Sites)
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Beach Area
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fire Wood
  • Golf Course Club House (Licensed)
  • Group Camping (Electric, Water, Sewer)
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Licensed Establishment
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)

Camping

Starting in the spring of 2021, there will be 20 newly created seasonal campsites available which include 50 Amp electrical, water and sewer.  There are 31-30 amp & water sites and 7 tenting sites. All the electrified sites are pull thru with a grass verge and large enough for any camper. Carved out of mature parklands brush, the sites are well shaded. All sites have a picnic table, fire grates on cement pads and trash bins. Iron filtered well water is available on all sites. 12 sites have 500 gallon septic tanks for seasonal campers. Toilet facilities vary from porta potties in the campgrounds to modern in the shower house behind the concession. A sewer dump station is also available to registered guests. Newly upgraded group site with water and 9 electrical outlets are near the beach and playground. The concession at Kin Point features a couple of vending machines for snacks. His/her shower room is available and a key for the shower house is given upon registration.  A band stand is available for rent on the main beach.


Group Camping

There are three group sites that are separated by large trees that provide shade on those hot summer days. The three sites can be combined into one for those larger groups perhaps having a reunion.

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Golf

The York Lake Golf and Country Club is built about 5 km northwest of the park gate. It is a gorgeous 12 hole course that covers 3500 yards. A pro shop, practice greens and a driving range are available. There is a fully licensed clubhouse with a restaurant. The course is in excellent condition, with lush fairways and immaculately groomed tees and greens. Built in a set of low rolling hills, this popular course hosts many tournaments in the season.

  • 12 Hole Grass Greens
  • Yardage Markers
  • Clubhouse with Lounge
  • Dining Facilities
  • Club Rentals
  • Pull/Power Cart Rentals
  • Beverage Cart
  • Tee Times and Rain Checks

First in Saskatchewan 12 hole Foot Golf Course.  http://www.footgolf.ca

Swimming

The park is popular for Kin Point, a development off the main beach, which was originally paid for by the local Kinsmen Club. Kin Point has a beach complex comprised of swim beach, playground, picnic and day use area and vending machines.

Playground/Recreation Activities

The playground has swings, slides, teeter totters, merry go rounds and a creative play center. A fine, modern slo-pitch complex, home to the Yorkton Slo-Pitch League and girls fastball, is comprised of four diamonds in a wagon wheel design with two lighted diamonds. Bleachers for spectators, shelters for players and ample parking are complemented by the concession that is open during tournaments. The park offers three sets of horseshoe pits that border the right side of the picnic area. Horseshoes are available from the park maintenance man.  Beach volleyball courts will be available for the spring of 2021.

Boating and Fishing

A boat launch is available to the south of the Yorkton Wildlife Federation Trap Club on the southeast corner of the park. The lake is shallow so fishing is nonexistent but water sports are popular. The Yorkton Canoe and Kayak Club holds an annual canoe regatta and the Navy Cadets have a field day here as well. Watercraft such as light duty boats, canoes, kayaks, small motorized boats are permitted through the park gates.

Yorkton Wildlife Federation Facilities

Trap and skeet shooting and an outdoor 3D archery range are available in the park at Yorkton Wildlife Federation’s facilities.  Regular shoots are held every Tuesday during the spring and summer starting at 4:30 pm.  Shotguns, ammunition and targets are available at very reasonable rates along with instruction for novice shooters.  The clubhouse and grounds are also available to rent for special occasions such as weddings, reunions and corporate functions.

Hiking/Nature Trails

A 4 km self guided, well treed hiking trail has been built along the north edge of York Lake. It is used daily by park guests who will often see wildlife such as birds, deer and beaver.