PRP and COVID-19

UPDATE: 29 Apr 2020

Due to the complexities involved with observing the “every 2nd site vacant” rule with existing reservations, it has become necessary to cancel all bookings that are less than 30 days.


For those of you who have reservations of less than 30 days, this cancellation will occur effective Friday May 1, 2020.  You will be issued a full refund to the method of payment used to book your reservation.



Beginning Tuesday May 19 at 9:00 am CST, the reservation system will be re-enabled, and at that time, reservations of any length on the sites that observe the physical distancing rule will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note that while reservations can be made starting May 19, actual overnight camping stays will not be available until June 1 and later.


We appreciate the understanding we have encountered thus far, and we apologize for the confusion and inconvenience this may cause.  Unfortunately, it is the only manageable way forward under these conditions.


Palliser Regional Park thanks you for your continued patience and cooperation.

UPDATE: 28 Apr 2020

Further information and decisions regarding the impacts of COVID-19 and the provincial phased reopening plan on the upcoming season:


By Provincial rule, camping is available for Saskatchewan residents only.  Proof of Residency, such as a Driver’s License, will be required upon arrival at the park.  

NOTE: This rule includes seasonal sites. The provincial rules are being reviewed to determine if permanent leaseholders are exempt from this rule.  More information will be shared when notification is received from the Provincial Health Authority.


By Provincial rule, the park will be operating at 50% occupancy – every second site MUST be vacant.

If changes are required for your existing booking, you will be contacted by Park staff


The pool will not be open this season.  

This includes swimming lessons – these have been cancelled for the season.


Shared public facilities will be closed for the season:

Shower facilities

Laundry facilities

All Public Washrooms

Filleting shacks

The Marina fishing dock


All Public Beaches


Trailers/RVs with septic systems are REQUIRED to camp at Palliser for the 2020 season

Tenting will not be allowed due to the lack of shared public facilities

Everyone must use the facilities in their campers

For those sites without septic connections, campers will be responsible for managing their septic tanks properly, either by contracting with a local pump out company and paying the associated costs or making use of the trailer dump site in the park.


Should you wish to cancel your booking after reviewing these rules, please contact the park manager directly via e-mail (palliserrp_manager<at>outlook.com - please change the <at> to @ to get the correct email address) and provide:

  • your full name
  • a phone number where you can be reached
  • The phrase Please cancel my booking at and your site number
  • the dates you have booked  

The normal cancellation fee will be waived.


We ask that you be patient with our staff this season as this will be a huge learning curve for all of us. We also would like to let everyone know that these rules can change at any moment – we will do our best to keep everyone updated as we progress through the various phases of the provincial reopening plan. 


Finally, THANK YOU for supporting the park, we hope you stay safe and find time to enjoy some relaxation at Palliser Regional Park this summer!!

UPDATE: 16 Apr 2020

The board of directors have made several decisions regarding this season's openings and services for the safety of our staff and park users:

  • Permanent seasonal site camping will be available 15 May 2020
  • Potable water will be on at these sites by 15 May 2020
  • There will be NO piggy-backing or overflow camping available during the 2020 season
  • Daily Camping - direction will be given in regards to how this will work as we receive the info through Public Health
  • At this time, all washrooms, shower houses, and laundry are closed
  • All playgrounds are closed and off limits

While enjoying your camping season PLEASE respect all COVID-19, Public Health, and PRP mandates.


We will continue to update as information becomes available.


Stay Safe!  


Palliser Regional Park Board  

Palliser Regional Park is nestled on the shores of Lake Diefenbaker in the South Saskatchewan River Valley near Riverhurst, Saskatchewan, Canada.  It is a beautiful natural park with great beaches, fishing, boating, golfing and some of the best sunsets in the province.

Located in the river valley, the main park area offers plenty of attractions:

Spectacular views!
View from the 7th hole
  • The challenging nine hole links-style Sage View Golf Course with grass greens, a pro shop and a licensed club house and tournament room. Offering spectacular views of the lake and surrounding area, the fairways present elevation changes that will surely surprise those who recall the old joke that Saskatchewan is flat enough that you can spend three days watching your dog run away! The signature 7th hole has an 80 foot elevation change from tee to green, presenting a magnificent 360 degree view of the area. This course is well worth the trip to see and to play.
  • A short walk to several unsupervised public beach areas, one with a designated no-watercraft swimming area along the lake shore
  • a heated, lifeguard supervised swimming pool with a seasonal aquatic program including lessons by Red Cross certified instructors
  • various accommodations including seasonal and reserve camping as well as the first class Mainstay Inn, which offers rooms and kitchenette cabins for rent.  Not only that, the Mainstay Inn's restaurant offers sumptuous dining including a Sunday brunch and excellent pizza!
  • a park concession, open 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm Monday - Saturday and 11 am to 9 pm Sundays 
  • A camp kitchen hosting Farmer's Markets, Pancake Breakfasts and other park happenings as well as being available to rent for your events
  • A newly-renovated modern shower facility complete with a coin-op laundromat to enhance your stay.
Excellent fishing
Landing another one ...

At the top of the valley, a short drive inside the park gate, is Rusty's Coulee Marina. It boasts:

  • a marina store with tackle, bait, grocery items, firewood, ice and marine gas
  • a first class boat launch
  • boat trailer parking
  • daily and/or seasonal boat slips are available
  • seasonal and reserve camping is available here for those who wish to be closer to the launch
  • A modern shower facility near the store
  • a fish cleaning shack near the launch
  • a community centre available for rent

All these amenities combine to make this the region's fisherman-friendly destination.