May 22 Nipawin Regional Park…leaving the Narrows in Prince Albert National Park. We spent a day visiting with my cousin, owner of Northside Antiques and Art Gallery, located just north of Prince Albert. Spending time there is always a great time sharing many memories. Her place is full of antiques to most people, but for me I either have used them or remember my grandparents and parents using them. Not sure what that makes me, perhaps a multi-generational expert would be a better title than antique.
The next morning we left for a photo assignment in Nipawin. Having been there before we booked into the Regional Park just on the outskirts of the town. The park, located on Tobin Lake, is known for great fishing and the home of several large fishing tournaments. Expect to share the campground with those spinning some large fish stories. The marina is very good for launching boats of all sizes and features a small shop and restaurant.
The campground is very clean with over 121 sites featuring electrical and full hook up. The yearly regional park pass is good for all regional parks in Saskatchewan and was $45. A note if travelling in northern Saskatchewan the majority of participating parks are located south of Prince Albert to the U.S. border.
We paid $33 CDN for power and water, dump station included. It is a great park for those with children. The playgrounds and spray poo,l along with hanging bridges and walking tails, are some of the best we have seen in our travels. Good news for parents in keeping even the most active from that… “we’re bored when are we going”. We must admit we like the park even in dreary early May weather. We found lots to do and see. As well there is always shopping just a few kms down the road in the beautiful northern community of Nipawin. This is an area of the province that could use a little more exploring, and we would recommend Nipawin Regional Park as a great home base. Check them out at www.nipawinpark.com phone (306) 862-3237. Hope to see you down the road…Charlotte and Gerry the “RV Cowboy”.
Next the famous “Towed Road”