York Lake

Park Info

Season:
May 1 - September 30
Park Entry:
$5.00 per day / $50.00 per season
Payment Information:
Cash, Cheque, Interac, Visa and MasterCard accepted.
GPS:
51.16518 -102.48890
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Driving Directions

3 km south from the intersection of Gladstone Ave. and Hwy 10 E (Queen Street) in Yorkton


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, newly rejuvenated 3 km self teaching nature trail, office/concession, outdoor fitness equipment, beach volleyball courts, kayak/canoe/paddle board rentals, 4 ball diamonds with lights, horseshoe pits, trap and skeet shooting, 3D archery, an indoor hand gun range, a band stand 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.

Attractions in Yorkton

Gallagher Centre - indoor waterpark, arena, walking track, curling rink
Gloria Hayden Centre - gymnasium, racquetball and squash courts, walking track
Skateboard park
For a full list of amenities in the City of Yorkton, visit www.yorkton.ca


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 $5.00
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)
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Licensed Establishment
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Security
  • Skiing - Cross Country
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)
  • 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)
  • Groceries and Supplies
  • Group Camping (Non-Electrical Sites)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Outdoor Theatre / Stage
  • Playground
  • Recreation Program (Supervised)
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Swimming Area
  • Washrooms (Outhouse)
  • Beach Area
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fire Wood
  • Golf Course Club House (Licensed)
  • Group Camping
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Volleyball Court
  • Wildlife Viewing

Camping

The park has 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 of the 30 amp sites have 500 gallon septic tanks for seasonal campers.  Modern washroom/shower facilities are located at the main beach behind the office/concession and there are porta potties located in the campground  Shower rooms are available with a key upon registration. A sewer dump station is also available to registered guests.  The office/concession at Kin Point has confections and camping essentials available for purchase.


Group Camping

There are eight sites in the group camping area located near the beach and playground that are separated by large trees that provide shade on those hot summer days. The eight sites have water and electrical and can be combined into one site for those larger groups perhaps having a reunion.

 

 

 

 

Golf

Phone: (306) 783-8424

Email: admin@yorklakegolf.com

Website: www.yorklakegolf.com

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 concession.

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 Crush Softball league, 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 office.  Newly developed beach volleyball courts are now available.

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

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.  Visit them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/YorktonWildlifeFederation/

Yorkton Canoe & Kayak Club

The Yorkton Canoe and Kayak Club (YCKC) is a non-profit organization located in the park dedicated to introducing and developing the Olympic sport of Sprint Canoe and Kayak, as well as Dragon Boating in Yorkton and District.
​For over 30 years, YCKC has offered programs for all ages! YCKC is known for hosting its annual Yorkton Developmental Regatta, which draws in athletes from around the province to compete in a challenging yet fun filled environment. YCKC athletes have made  Yorkton proud by representing their club at local, provincial, and national regattas, always competing with sportsmanship, dedication, and excellence.
​YCKC offers CanoeKids, Learn-to-Paddle, Recreational, School, Group, and Rental programs that focus on paddling safety, healthy and active lifestyle, and having fun! YCKC partners with many local organizations throughout the year.

YCKC hosts an annual Indoor Dragon Boat Competition as well as a Fall Dragon Boat Race.

​YCKC is a member of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan (CKS) and Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC). ​YCKC’s coaches and Executive are committed to creating a positive, challenging, and fun environment for everyone.  All Executive and Coaches are Respect in Sport certified.

Visit their website at: www.yorktoncanoekayakclub.com

Hiking/Nature Trails

A 3 km self guided, well treed hiking trail 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.  Thanks to the TD Friends of the Environment Grant, the trail was completely rejuvenated in 2021.