Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Location: Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan

Looking for places to stay in Cypress Hills or looking for things to do in Cypress Hills?  As Canada’s only Interprovincial Park the Park borders both Alberta and Saskatchewan and there are plenty of places to stay and play on both sides.

In Saskatchewan, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is divided into two blocks of park area, the Centre Block with full service camping, extensive hiking trails, beach, swimming pool, segway tours, observatory, scenic vistas and educational programs and events, and the West Block wilderness area with rustic camping facilities, an equestrian campground and the Trans Canada Trail. The West Block is also home to Fort Walsh National Historic Site and the Historic Reesor Ranch (for accommodations, dining, horseback riding and ATV Adventures) and joins the Alberta side of the Interprovincial park.

The majority of the facilities and services are located in the Centre Block off highway #21 and #221 including the Visitor Centre and Park Administration.  Here you’ll find over 600 individual campsites in 5 main campgrounds. Campsite services range from basic to full hookup. Group campgrounds also exist for private functions and family gatherings. The Centre Block also has access to over 27 km of nature and hiking trails, scenic view points and a variety of outdoor pursuits.

campgrounds in the cypress hills destination area

Reservations for camping in Cypress Hills are now open.

Fall CAMPING in Cypress Hills Saskatchewan

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park – Saskatchewan

Fall Camping Opportunities

Camping is one of the most popular activities in a provincial park, no matter the season. However, as summer turns to fall, the operation of our camping system changes slightly. This page details everything you need to know about camping in a provincial park past the Labour Day long weekend.

Some parks offer reservations into the fall. Just like the summer season, the following campsites at these parks can be booked online or through our call centre (1-855-737-7275) in advance of your expected visit:

Cypress Hills Meadows Oct 13 1-12, 21-143
  Rainbow Sept 23 1-3, 5-70
  Deer Hollow Oct 13 1-35

Most parks also offer fall camping on a first-come/first-served, self-registration basis.

When one or more of the basic services (power, water, service centre, firewood, outdoor toilet) are unavailable, the camping rates for full-service, electric and non-electric campsites will be reduced by $4. Economy and equestrian campsite rates are not typically reduced.

Park Administration Office -year round – (306) 662-5411

Private bookings available by calling (306) 662-5411
Email us at cypresshills@gov.sk.ca 
or visit the Government of Saskatchewan website.

Park Office (year round) (306) 662-5411

Campground Online Reservations – www.saskparks.net/Reserve-A-site Toll-free
Campground Reservasion Line: 1-855-737-7275

Admin/Campground Office hours:

September 3-October 13 – 7 days a week – 8:00am-4:30pm

October 14-May 2020 –Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, closed weekends and STAT holidays

visit:  http://saskparks.net/Reserve-a-Site to book your site.  For information on booking Group sites click HERE

To pick your favourite site  you can view maps of the various campgrounds within the Saskatchewan side here:

To reserve your campsite on the Saskatchewan side of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, go to: https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com/ or call Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Call Centre at 1-855-737-7275 or from overseas 1-519-826-6784. The call centre is available from 7am to 8pm (Central Time).

To reserve a spot in Swimming Lessons at the Cypress Hills Park Pool, go to:  https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com/ and choose “Swimming Lessons” from the drop down menu.

Leisure Pool Hours:

Monday to Friday – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday – 12:00pm (Noon) – 7:00pm

See a full list of pool hours, activities, and fees here: http://www.visitcypresshills.ca/what-to-do/summer-activities/swimming/leisure-pool/

Cypress Hills Saskatchewan Leisure Pool

Events:

Check out the VisitCypressHills.ca Calendar of Events or the Events Page to see a full list of what’s happening in the park and surrounding area this summer! 

Or see the latest updates from the Park below:

http://www.visitcypresshills.ca/assets/August-calendar-CHIPP-07.28.2019.pdf

Contact:

To speak to someone at the Park Office – call: 306-662-5411.

Note:  If campsites are full for the dates you are looking for, you also have the option of booking at Willowbend Campground and Cabins, in Maple Creek (located midway between the Centre Block and West Blocks of Cypress Hills Saskatchewan) – click HERE for more information.

Changes to Fees

Vehicle Park Entry Permit

  • Annual: $75.00
  • Weekly: $40.00
  • Daily: $10.00
  • •Saskatchewan seniors (65+) FREE – Vehicle ParkEntry Permit required (with ID)
  • (Three-day Pass: discontinued)

Nightly Camping Fees

  • Full Service: $42.00* 
  • Electric: $32.00* 
  • Non-Electric: $20.00 
  • Economy: * $18.00 
  • Equestrian: * $20.00

*Note: Vehicle Park Entry Permit fee is NOT included in the cost of your Campsite Fee.
Total cost: Vehicle Park Entry Permit fee (optional at time of booking) + Campsite Fee + Booking Fee

Spring Season Promotion

Take advantage of a $5 per night discount on electric, non-electric, and economy sites. This is a perfect opportunity for first-time campers, or experienced campers wanting to try a new park.

Before June 24

  • Electric: $27.00
  • Non-electric: $15.00
  • Economy: $13.00
  • Spring longer terms – 21 to 30 days: discontinued

Youth/School Group Fees

  • Peak season: $72 to $240, depending on size and location
  • Shoulder/non-peak seasons: Free

To find out more about the Education Programming available for Schools Visit our Group Site here: http://www.visitcypresshills.group/

Day Use Facility (Picnic Shelter/Recreation Hall) Rental Fees for Groups

  • $30 to $100

Fixed Roof Accommodations:  

Book in the West Block of Cypress Hills at the Historic Reesor Ranch by clicking HERE.

Note:  The Town of Maple Creek is midway between the Centre Block and West Block of Cypress Hills, if looking for fixed roof accommodations convenient to both look to (click on names for more information):  the Cottage of Content (vacation rental by owner), Willowbend Motel, Willowbend Cabins or Ghostown Blues Bed & Breakfast.

You can also book a Guesthouse or Bed & Breakfast located South of the Cypress Hills near the Town of Eastend, the T.Rex Discovery Centre, and Old Man on His Back Nature Conservancy. Look for Horseshoe Haven.


Alberta Parks – Elkwater 

On the Alberta side of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, there are 15 campgrounds (11 campgrounds and 4 group use sites) and over 400 sites in the Park, so you are sure to find a site that matches your needs.  There are full-services sites, walk in camping areas, group camping areas, shower houses, day use areas, beaches, playgrounds, nature trails, interpretive viewpoints, and more.

Reservations are available for all campgrounds (except Reesor Dock) within Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park – Alberta.

To reserve your campsite on the Alberta side of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, go to: https://reserve.albertaparks.ca/

Or book your cabin, townhouse or hotel room at either:

Elkwater Lake Lodge – Click HERE for more information.

OR Camp YMCA Elkwater – Click HERE for more information (available for bookings for all but 3 weeks of summer).