Saskatchewan’s Natural Environment Regional Park
2014 & 2015 Recipient of Saskatchewan’s “Best Award” for Best Regional Park.
A true gem! Pine Cree Park is named for the Cree who once camped here and the abundant “pine” trees that grow in the Coulee. It’s the perfect place for a picnic or a camping trip, complete with an outdoor kitchen and washroom facilities. Don’t forget to see if you can find the Hermit’s Cave!
Located in the southeast block of Saskatchewan’s Cypress Hills, 13 km. NE of Eastend or 32 km. W of Shaunavon or 50 km. S of Tompkins, (off Highway #1) on Grid #633, Pine Cree is Saskatchewan’s only true Natural Environment Regional Park and features a superb back to nature camping experience.
Dropping 100 meters (300 feet) from the surrounding prairie, Pine Cree is the perfect destination for anyone desiring a quiet, peaceful camping holiday, and offers a variety of campsites that range from secluded and private individual sites, to larger group campsites, many of which are situated along the headwaters of Swift Current Creek. It features two camp kitchens, pail-a-day-toilets, a modern children’s playground, a ball diamond and nature trails. There are 28 non-serviced campsites that are based on first come – first serve: no reservations.
The natural history at Pine Cree features:
- rare orchid beds,
- natural prairie grasslands,
- dark starry nights,
- great birding opportunities,
- cougar sightings
- It is home to moose, white-tail deer, coyotes, bobcats, Pink-Sided Juncos, Mountain Bluebirds, Great-horned Owls, and Common Poorwill
Swift Current Creek continuously runs through Pine Cree and offers a variety of water-based creatures, including Brook trout.
Open: May long weekend to October 2nd (weather permitting).