6.6 Good
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Hwy 202
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 6V2
Phone: (306) 694-3658

Sites: 270
Recent Rate: $38 6/2016

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Latitude: 50.586343838074
Longitude: -105.42124107509
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Unfortunately we were only able to spend an overnight at this most lonely and remote provincial park that sits along one side of Buffalo Pound Lake. Don't be confused by the various 'campgrounds' listed within the park, they are merely loops within the park. We stayed in Maple Vale loop. Most sites were pull-off with no backing up required, all were large and afforded good privacy, and all had a picnic table and an elevated fire pit. There were washrooms in the loop as well as a water spigot, with showers in an adjacent loop. We reserved online, yet had to re-register upon arrival with the person at the kiosk asking all the questions that I had answered on the online registration form - typical government bureaucracy. At one point I refused to answer, telling her to get the answer from my online reservation form. At $46 for an E site (including the $8 per vehicle park fee), camping at this provincial park is totally overpriced - you can camp in Banff for less than that. We camped at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Maple Vale 1
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking

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Review Count: 128
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Large provincial park by large lake reservoir. A long 15 miles north of Moose Jaw off route 1 approach with fair paved road and wheat fields. Shorter road from Moose Jaw closed due to flooding. Stayed at the shady lane site which has a great view and some lower sites on the lake edge. Water faucets scattered about CG. Electric at site. New modern clean bath house. Gravel road and sites which were nicely separated. Lots of shrubs and grass. The road to the Buffalo pound area is long, very rough, narrow, pot holed and not good for a RV. A good family vacation area. We camped at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

There are several different campgrounds in the Prov. Park - Shady Lane, Trails End, Maple Vale, Lakeside, Elmview, Valley, Rankins, & Lower Chalet (the last two are Group sites). Services in each of these vary. Shady Lane, Trails End, and Maple Vale have power, but others do not. I stayed only one night in site S20 - Shady Lane, site 20. It has a power hook up that is on the road. My 30 amp cord isn't very long, so if I wanted to use AC I would have had to park on the road. I parked way back into the massive site and would have needed a 50' cord to hook-up the 15 amp, but as it was one night, I didn't bother. The water tap for the other campers to use is right in site 20, could be annoying but no-one came for water. The Saskatchewan provincial parks charge $7/day/vehicle to enter the park. However, firewood is free, so it works out similar to Alberta where they charge $8 for a bag of wood but no park entry fee. On the government website where you make your reservation they charge $10/reservation so my one night at Shady Lane actually cost $39. The site was massive, and the firepit was fairly jammed up against the edge of it. Were there a group of people there sitting around, it would be difficult as it is quite near the trees. It's one elevated off the ground and fairly small, kind of annoying. The site was big and shady, but there was quite a bit of garbage laying around. The firepit clearly hadn't been cleaned out before I arrived as it had all sorts of junk in it. I picked up at least a full grocery bag of garbage from the site, and there were hundreds of cigarette butts. The lake is nice but difficult to find access for a dog. It was OK, but hopefully I find better in this province. We camped at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

It is kind of in the middle of no where. It makes it good if your traveling and need to stay a few nights. There are clean washrooms. The sites are fairly open. It is close to Moose Jaw. If you are visiting this area it is a nice choice as compared to private campgrounds. We camped at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 216
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Great for a campground, but not for big rigs. There were only two sites we could fit in, and we got some new pin stripes on our sides from tree limbs getting to those. We had a 30 amp site. The voltage varied from 105 down into the 90s without our Autoformer. If your rig is smaller than 30 feet, it would be a very pleasant place to camp. It's about 20 miles from town. We camped at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park in a Motorhome.

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