Meadow Lake Provincial Park includes over 1600 square km (618 square miles) as well as more than 20 lakes, rivers and streams. One of the largest of Canada’s Provincial Parks, Meadow Lake Provincial Park is located about 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the city of Meadow Lake and is a popular vacation spot, with plenty to do and more than 800 campsites within 12 campgrounds.
Meadow Lake Provincial Park is home to plenty of ways to have fun and engage in adventure. Some of the best beaches in Saskatchewan can be found in the park, along with plenty of opportunity for fishing and water activities. There are many things that can be done on land as well; for example, visitors can get in a good workout while taking in the area’s vegetation out on a hike on one of the park’s many hiking trails. The Boreal Trail, one of the leading hiking destinations in Canada, can be found within the park, which is also an excellent place to look out for the area’s wildlife.
With so much to see and do, Meadow Lake Provincial Park is an ideal place for a wilderness escape not just once, but over and over again.
To get to Meadow Lake Provincial Park from the town of Meadow Lake, take SK-55 W for 69 km (43 miles). Continue straight onto SK-26 N, keeping your eyes out for signs for the town of Goodsoil. Proceed for 7.3 km (4.5 miles). Continue onto SK-224 N and proceed for 3.8 km (2.36 miles); the park will be on your left.
Parking is available throughout the park.
Public transportation is not available to Meadow Lake Provincial Park.
With 150 sites, Greig Lake Campground in Meadow Lake Provincial Park makes a popular home base for those visiting the park. The campground offers three loops as well as a group site and is able to accommodate RV’s and trailers that are up to 32 feet in length. Sites with electric hookups are available along with unserviced sites. Within the campground are bathrooms with showers and laundry facilities are available for those planning longer stays. A boat launch is available near the campground’s “A” loop and sites can be reserved online.
Also with three loops, Kimball Lake Campground has 190 individual campsites along with group sites available for reservation. Sites offer full services as well as electric hook-ups only and toilets can be found throughout each of the campground loops. Each site as a barbecue and picnic table and a playground and restroom with showers is available at the campground. Laundry facilities are available within the campground, and there is even a nearby store where you can purchase any needed provisions. Kimball Lake Campground is an excellent choice for those looking to find a place to relax after a day of fun at Meadow Lake Provincial Park.
Able to be reserved online, Sandy Beach Campground offers 83 individual campsites in two loops, along with multiple group sites. Located on Pierce Lake, the campground offers sites with electric hook-ups as well as sites that are unserviced. A restroom with showers is located between the two loops and a concession stand is easy to access from the campground. The campground is an excellent choice for those who enjoy fishing as there is a boat launch nearby, ensuring it is easy to spend time on Pierce Lake. RV’s and trailers that are up to 50 feet long can be accommodated.
Meadow Lake Provincial Park offers multiple campgrounds that are first come first served. One such campground is Matheson Lake Campground, which is located among a mixed forest next to a beautiful beach. This campground, which offers 46 nonelectric sites, is ideal for wildlife and birdwatching. Another option within the park is the Mistohay Lake Campground, which offers the option of campsites that are open or secluded. With 20 nonelectric sites, this campground is one of the park’s most visited. Flotten Lake Campground is also an excellent choice. This lakeside option has 25 nonelectric sites located among a mixed forest. No matter which option you choose, you will have easy access to all that the park has to offer.
With a myriad of bodies of water to explore, Meadow Lake Provincial Park is an excellent place to spend time on the water in a vessel of your choice. Choose to bring along a kayak or canoe from which to explore the park, enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the area as you paddle along. Boat and paddleboat rentals are available, making it easy to obtain the best watercraft for your adventure. The boat launches ensure that you will have no trouble getting started on your journey.
There are all sorts of hiking opportunities available within Meadow Lake Provincial Park. From easy to significantly challenging, you will be able to find a hike within the park that matches your ability level. For example, if you are looking for an easy hike, you can try Kimball Lake Hiking Trail, which offers a short loop (2 km/1.25 miles) as well as a longer loop of 6.5 km (4 miles). Those looking for a more challenging adventure can check out the Boreal Trail, which includes more than 120 km (74.5 miles) within the park and can be accessed from different points. You can hike a portion as a day hike or choose to do some backcountry camping as you make your way along the trail over as many days. Regardless of which hikes you decide to do, you will have the opportunity to explore the park and all that it offers.
A popular activity in Meadow Lake Provincial Park is fishing. More than 25 lakes are found within the confines of the park and most of the lakes include boat launches for those who prefer to fish from a vessel. You can find northern pike and walleye in most of the lakes and some of the lakes are stocked with a variety of trout. While waiting for a bite on your line, take a moment to appreciate your surroundings. The park offers nine day-use areas that include a fish filleting station; you can bring your catch to one of these areas and prepare your meal.
Just because it's wintertime and there is snow on the ground, doesn't mean that fun at Meadow Lake Provincial Park is off limits. The park has snowmobile trails that are perfect for adventurers with all levels of experience; beginner, intermediate and expert. The snowmobile trails will allow you to cover a lot of ground in the park so that you can drink in its winter beauty. Look out for Alder Trail, which is 22 km (13.67 miles) long, Balsam Trail (25 km/15.5 miles), Tamarac Trail (29 km/18 miles) and Jack Pine Trail (37 km/23 miles). Some of the snowmobile trails are groomed. Get ready to explore the park AND a rush of adrenaline, from atop a snowmobile.
Once the snow starts to fall at Meadow Lake Provincial Park, you will find plenty of opportunities to explore the park. One such opportunity is cross-country skiing. Trails are available at Greig Lake, which is in the east central region of the park and include 24 km (15 miles) groomed for the activity. You will be able to view a weekly trail report on the website for Saskatchewan parks, which will let you know if the time is right to do some skiing. If so, get out those skis and enjoy exploring the park while also getting in a good workout.
With so many lakes within its confines, Meadow Lake Provincial Park is popular for its fishing opportunities. Just because the weather has gotten colder and the lakes have frozen does not mean you will miss out on fishing when you visit. Ice fishing is a popular winter activity in the park. While attempting to catch a fish during your effort at ice fishing, you will have time to take in the scenery and enjoy the solitude that the park has to offer.