Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

A couple weeks ago I camped at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park for the weekend. We had a perfect site in Elm View campground not far from the beach.

What I didn’t like:  The lake had dead perch floating in it and the beach was littered with them. My research found that this was caused by a parasite in the lake. The authorities seem indifferent suggesting there is nothing they can do. They do say eating cooked fish from the lake is fine; but mention nothing about the safety of swimming in the lake. The swimming pool was still closed in June and the store is located in Maple Vale campground a good 20 minute walk from Elm campground. The park doesn’t offer canoe or kayak rentals.

What I liked:  The park is nestled in the valley north of Moose Jaw, only an hour from Regina. The area is a great place to bird watch. Throughout the weekend we spotted finches, bluebirds, an oriole (I believe), kingbirds, flycatchers, pelicans, and blackbirds. The trails of the Nicolle Flats are well maintained and beautiful. The boardwalk allows a great view of the marsh, waterfowl, shorebirds, and other animals. The bison viewing tower is another expectional aspect of the park.

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Beach: Δ Δ

Hiking trials:  Δ Δ Δ

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