11 October 2010

Meadow Lake Provincial Park


Saskatcehwan's Meadow Lake Provincial Park


During our week's stay at my sister Rose and her husband Al's place we made a day trip up to Meadow Lake Provincial park


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We picked up my mom Ruth who lives in North Battleford. We packed a cooler with lunch and went on our way. On the way north we quickly stopped by my old farm "High Chaparral Ranch", just south of Turtleford. Yes, I used to be a cowboy and farm in Saskatchewan way back in the late 80's
The old farm house, no longer in use :(
We did a lot of work on this house, put the wrap-around porch on, even put in a bath room (yes, hard to belive we actually had an outhouse for some time in the late 80's). We had close to 100 head of cattle and farmed about 1100 acres.... those were the days.
Looking out over the old farm
Still some cattle down on the river bottom
My oldest daughter Jenny celebrated her one year birthday on the farm.

Meadow Lake Provincial Park was Next on our List

Off we went in the direction North. We arrived in Meadow Lake Provincial Park an hour and a half later. The  park is one of the largest in Saskatchewan and one of the most popular. With over 100 km of  lush boreal forest,
Boreal Forest
20 lakes, several rivers and streams cover an area of 1600 sq km. You would need some serious time to cover all corners of the park.
Liz and Anders at Matheson Lake, in Meadow Lake Provincial Park.
Meadow Lake Provincial Park is a great place to kick back at some of the best beaches in Saskatchewan. Boat or windsurf at a new spot every day, or take a quiet paddle down a rugged shoreline for a close-up view of loons, ducks or maybe even a browsing moose or a great blue heron.

Anders and mom (Ruth)
The park has lots of room for campers with 12 campgrounds and 928 campsites. Of  those, over 300 have electric services. There are 3 stores in the park, mini-golf, horse back riding and more.
Lunch in Meadow Lake Park
Another lake
If you are visiting Saskatchewan, add this park to your list of places to stay. More information is available on line.

A few more days and we will be on our way south to Cypress Hills Provincial Park. More picturs from this trip, just click on our Picasa Web Album below
Meadow Lake Park & Jack Fish Lake, SK to Cypress Provincial Park, SK

Cheers,

Anders and Liz

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