Camping is one of the best ways to experience Lake Diefenbaker. Whether your packing light and pitching a tent or pulling an RV, with over 1000 campsites in the Destination Area, chances are you'll find exactly what you're looking for.
Please see the link below for a downloadable map featuring a comprehensive listing of campgrounds within the Lake Diefenbaker Area. The map is compatible with Google Earth/Maps as well as smartphones and GPS devices.
There are three provincial parks located on the shores of Lake Diefenbaker. They feature tenting, serviced, and full service campsites and each park has boat access to the lake.
Danielson - Danielson Provincial Park is a great place to revel in the warm splendors of summer and is located adjacent to Gardiner Dam. Gardiner Dam, one of the largest earth-filled dams in the world, is the result of the last phase of the construction project that created Lake Diefenbaker in 1967. Learn more about this enormous project through displays at the Visitor Centre. Afterwards, you can grab a bite to eat at the fast-food café, tour the power station, or check out the local furred and feathered residents with a hike along the Trans-Canada Trail. Gardiner Dam also features some of the best shore fishing on the lake.
Douglas - Douglas Provincial Park is named after T.C. Douglas, former Premier of Saskatchewan; the park is situated on the southeast end of Lake Diefenbaker. It features sandy shorelines, large wooded campsites, massive inland sand dunes (access via hiking trail) and interpretive activities.
Saskatchewan Landing - Straddling the South Saskatchewan River Valley at the west end of Lake Diefenbaker, the "Landing" is historically significant as a major river crossing. The park features great fishing, beaches and interpretive programs. A Marina and 18 hole golf course are on site. The park also features a new equestrian campground.
There are four Regional Parks located in the Lake Diefenbaker Destination Area that feature a range of different services and activities.
Palliser Park - This is a beautiful natural park with good fishing and boating, a marina, tackle, marine gas, a 9-hole grass greens golf course, clubhouse, heated swimming pool and cabin accommodations. Palliser Regional Park is situated in a coulee on the east shore of the old South Saskatchewan River system. The park is accessible from either side of Lake Diefenbaker by highway and a ferry. One can travel across Lake Diefenbaker using the large, 10-place Riverhurst Ferry, a free 24-hour service, traveling from the west shore to the east shore hourly on the half-hour, then from east shore to west every hour on the hour.
Cabri Regional Park - This Regional Park is located on the South Saskatchewan River at the Western edge of Lake Diefenbaker. Surrounded by tall hills, the riverside park offers a unique landscape and great waterfront camping options. There are tenting and serviced sites available.
Outlook - Framed by the picturesque traffic bridge on the south and the SkyTrail walking bridge (the longest pedestrian bridge in Canada) on the north, the panoramic view of the South Saskatchewan River is the setting for the Outlook & District Regional Park. Located adjacent to the Town of Outlook, this 100 acre park is able to satisfy the recreational needs of the entire family. The natural beauty of the park, the spacious campsites and the mature golf course make this park a popular spot for family reunions, a weekend getaway or an extended stay to take advantage of swimming lessons.
Prairie Lake - Located 21 km South of Beechy, the park is open from May 1st to September 30th. The park levies a daily entrance fee; the fee is waived if you have a Regional Park sticker. Prairie Lake features some of the most spectacular shoreline on Lake Diefenbaker.