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Saskatoon Island Provincial Park, Grande Prairie
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Saskatoon Island Provincial Park is a provincial park located in northern Alberta, Canada. It is located 20km west of Grande Prairie in the Peace River Country, on the southern shore of Saskatoon Lake.HistoryThe park takes its name form a large island that used to be in the middle of the lake, where Cree natives used to pick saskatoon berries to use in pemmican. The island merged to the adjacent plains when the water level dropped in 1919, and the lake was divided in two sections.A settlement was established on the north side of the lake. The community of Lake Saskatoon was incorporated as a village in 1912. It was eventually abandoned after 1924, when the Grande Prairie-Grande Cache Railway missed the settlement by 9km when it was constructed on a more southern route through Wembley instead.A provincial park was created on the spit of land dividing the two parts of the lake. It was established on November 21, 1932.The area was declared a Federal Migratory Bird Sanctuary in 1948.ConservationThe park is a federal migratory bird sanctuary as part of the Grande Prairie Important Bird Area, hosting the threatened trumpeter swan.
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  • Walking trails - there is one that's even wheelchair friendly. Serene surroundings, visited by the occasional moose, deer or bear. Lots of campsites, with good facilities - although I come here only f...  more »
  • We recently stayed 2 nights at Sask Island PP and found it a great place to stay while exploring Grand Prairie. It is only 5 km from the Philip Currie Dinosaur Museum and only 15km from GP. There are ...  more »
  • Campgrounds these days seem to provide more spaces and less privacy. I guess they feel that RV's provide enough of that if you sit inside. Thankfully, this is NOT one of those places. There is lush gr...  more »
  • Big private sites, good Park, beautiful views. There are pit toilets on the loops, but if you go to the shower area that flush toilets. The lake is large but only three or four feet deep. Saw a couple deer right in the campground, and heard lots of coyotes or Wwolves in the night
  • Only spent 1 night there. Free firewood! $1 showers. Lots of things built to keep the kids entertained
  • Beautiful setup, multiple play areas, tons of stuff for the kids to use. Only concern was animal feces on the beach sand. We only went for the day.
  • Love this place. Quiet and family friendly
  • Quiet lovely place. Excellent for picnics.