Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan Canada

One feels very small here in the grassdlands of Saskatchewan.
One feels very small here in the grassdlands of Saskatchewan.
This stop was not originally on our list but are we gald we made the trip here to experiance untouched vast grasslands.
This stop was not originally on our list but are we gald we made the trip here to experience untouched vast grasslands.

We left Wood Mountain this morning to the Grasslands National Park East Block, just 29 kms south of Wood Mountain on the US border. Rock Creek Campground turned out to be more than expected with 24 tent/RV sites all with 50 amp electrical. Eight oTENTsiks, picnic tables, fire pits and fire wood with a burning permit. Vault toilets and RV sani dump station with potable water. The park also features dishwashing stations, and a kitchen shelter. The park can also facilitate the equine campers in a fantastic setting to hill ride in the grasslands of southern Saskatchewan.

Looking a litte small from up here.
Looking a litte small from up here.
The patway to many walking trails in the park, one can register and hike out camping anywhere in the vast hills best have gps.
The pathway to many walking trails in the park, one can register and hike out camping anywhere in the vast hills best have GPS. It was 30 pus today so we only took the several km hike and not the 10km starting from this point.
A reminder of the people who lived on this land before becoming protected as a National Park.
A reminder of the people who lived on this land before, becoming protected as a National Park.
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If you’re looking for water activities this park is not for you, if you want to hear nothing but the wind blowing and big open skies full of stars at night this may be a fit for you. GNP is Canada’s only national park that presents and protects the Prairie Grasslands Natural Region. The park represents one of the finest intact parcels of North American mixed grass prairie habitat in existence. This is the type of park we are looking for away from the noise and the crowds and land untouched by plows and concrete, nature pure and natural. I am so pleased we have the National Parks to preserve nature in its natural state and protect the grasslands from the plow as it appears canola is taking over more acres all the time.

The Red  chairs a common site in Canada's National parks but a beautiful views for one to sit and ponder for awhile.
The red chairs, a common site in Canada’s National Parks, beautiful views for one to sit and ponder for awhile.
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The changing landscape is amazing in these hills.
The changing landscape is amazing in these hills.
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The Park Office with the campground in th background. Also a great equine campground for those wishing to ride the hills.
The Park Office with the campground in the background. Also a great equine campground for those wishing to ride the hills.
The vastness will make one feel very small as it goes for miles without a road or building in sight.
The vastness will make one feel very small as it goes for miles without a road or building in sight.
Don't hike in sandles or flip flops.
Don’t hike in sandals or flip flops yes rattlesnakes do live here.
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This is so different for Charlotte and I as we have travelled the north and the forests in the province, but if all we wanted was more of the same we would just stay home and not travel. We are finding beauty wherever we are either in a canoe, hiking or just passing through. It’s been a great day and a great find.
Before registering at the campground we took a tour on a paved roadway passing through the park and were amazed at the hills and deep ravines, there are many spots to get out and view the landscape. We registered for $31.50 which included power and water. There were very clean washrooms, potable water and sani dump. After taking one of the hikes through the hills we enjoyed the quiet of the campground where one could only hear the wind, a total change from the rodeo. We also enjoyed meeting a couple Marc and Nancy from Quebec who practised their english on us and did very well, much better then I would do in their province. They had been on the road for several months and were returning home in their class B van. We also met Ron and Maureen from Ottawa travelling pulling a teardrop trailer it was good to meet others who had no timeline to be anywhere.

There is a beauty in this untouched wilderness, that the early settlers and native Canadians passed over and lived on.
There is a beauty in this untouched wilderness, that the early settlers and native Canadians passed over and lived on.
The sun sets on another day that was full of enjoying natures unspoiled beauty, and meeting some very interesting travellers on our journey.
The sun sets on another day that was full of enjoying natures unspoiled beauty, and meeting some very interesting travellers on our journey.


The park staff were very helpful and friendly, also fluent in french and helped us understand the balance of sharing a natural resource with the public. This is definitely a park we would return to and one we almost overlooked in our travel plans.
That’s it for this one, thanks to the new subscribers it makes me feel good as we are now over 23,000 viewers to the site. Take care, have a safe summer and we hope to meet down the road…
Gerry (RVcowboy)
Charlotte (Editor in Chief)

3 thoughts on “Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan Canada”

  1. Wow,that’s an incredible view there. Looks so peaceful,must be nice to just hear the wind blow.
    Thanks for sharing those photos 🙂

  2. The land is too flat and uninteresting for my liking. Big sky, big grass, and not much else to break the monotony. It’s one of those ‘thanks-but-no-thanks’ kind of places.

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