Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park at Last Mountain Lake

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August 13, 2009

General Info: Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park covers 270 hectares along the eastern shore of Last Mountain Lake near Bulyea in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. The park is about 40 miles northwest of Regina on Highway 220.

rowans-ravine-park-lakeside-viewHours and Fees: The park is open year-round, but full facilities are available only from May to September. Call 306-725-5200 for park visitor information. Entry fees are required and daily, multi-day, weekly and annual entrance passes are available for $7, $17, $25 and $50, respectively.

Activities: With its multitude of fun outdoor activities you’ll never be bored at Rowan’s Ravine. Gather the gang for a game of baseball, mini-golf or beach volleyball. The youngsters will spend hours on the playgrounds located all around the park. The lakeside picnic area is perfect for relaxing between activities.

rowans-ravine-park-playgroundThe 100-km-long Last Mountain Lake features opportunities for boating, swimming and trolling for trophy walleye in the warm summer sun. Take advantage of one of the biggest natural beaches in southern Saskatchewan—perfect for sunning and parasailing. There is a boat launch ramp, on-water gas pumps, and an 85-slip marina for your convenience. The marina store sells snacks, fishing tackle & licenses, and convenience supplies. You can also rent paddleboats, fishing boats and boat-slips from the marina store. Pick up groceries from the park store or enjoy a meal at the lakeside restaurant.

Wander around the native prairie hiking trail and watch for whitetail and mule deer. There’s plenty of great birding, especially at the north end of the lake at the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. Established in 1887, this bird sanctuary is the oldest in North America!

rowans-ravine-park-picnic-areaPets: Your leashed pets are welcome to join you during your visit. Please remember to pick up after your pet and not leave pets unattended.

Camping Info: The park campground has 196 paved campsites and 98 grass sites. Twelve campsites are pull-thrus but the back-in campsites have the same 25×50’ dimensions. There are 200 sites with electricity only (30 amp) and 98 sites without any hookups. There are good paved interior roads and a dump station near the campground host. Accessible restrooms and showers are located around the park. You’ll also enjoy the on-site laundry facilities. Nightly rates range from $15 to $24 depending on type of site.

If you’re from Saskatchewan or have visited Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park in the past, please chime in with your stories and tips! Your insights can help others have a fantastic trip.

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