For anyone who has ever thought about trying camping but feels intimidated by the hassle of setting up equipment, the province is attempting to change your mind.
This summer Sask Parks is launching Camp-Easy campsites with fully-equipped campsites available at Buffalo Pound, Echo Valley and Pike Lake Provincial Parks.
Each of the sites includes a canvas tent on a raised wooden platform along with sleeping cots, a screened-in dining tent, axe and a camp stove. The sites have all of the basics ready right down to wash bins, chairs and even roasting sticks.
The idea is to give people a chance to try camping even if they don’t own equipment and to allow more time for campers to relax and explore while cutting out the hassle of setting up tents.
“After asking both campers and people who don’t use the parks for suggestions on how to provide the best experience possible for our guests, we heard there was strong interest in this type of offering. We hope that new and returning park visitors take advantage of Camp-Easy this season to connect with nature and experience Saskatchewan’s beautiful provincial parks, ” Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Gene Makowsky explained in a news release.
For any beginner campers who still feel intimidated by the idea of cooking and sleeping outdoors, Sask Parks is offering a learn to camp program at the sites on designated dates starting in June.