Meadow Lake Provincial Park

This summer I crossed off Meadow Lake Provincial Park from my Saskatchewan bucket list. We spent four nights at the park in July.

Kimball Lake “C” Campground – a ten-minute walk from the beach, but quiet

Kimball Lake was our base, although the park has several campgrounds. This campground has welcoming campsites, modern shower facilities, a great, sandy beach, and a couple trail heads.

We hiked the Kimball Interpretive Trail and part of the Little Raspberry Lake Trail. Muddy sections of trail and rain convinced us to turn around. The lake hike has some barriers (fallen trees) and potential for flooded, muddy areas. There was no evidence of bears in the area.

Little Raspberry Lake

Kimball Lake does not have a store in operation. We drove ten minutes to the Greig Lake store which offers limited boat rentals (a two-person kayak, two single kayaks, and two stand-up paddleboards). Greig Lake is larger than Kimball and beautiful for boating. Grieg Lake also has a splendid beach. I would camp at Grieg Lake my next visit.

Meadow Lake Provincial Park is famous for the Boreal Trail hike. However, I would day-hike a few sections of the trail rather than its entire 120 kilometres.

 

2 thoughts on “Meadow Lake Provincial Park

  1. We visited Meadow lake a number of years ago. The first thing that I noticed was the abundance of birch trees. There were whole forests of them. It was a beautiful drive with the grand walls of paper birch along the road. We used to have birch trees in Alberta too but they have nearly all died off because of successive droughts. Birch trees can still be seen on lake islands and the occasional specimen in amongst the poplar and aspen trees but never in abundance. I wondered when we arrived in Meadow Lake why there were so many birch trees because they need so much water. Then it started raining. We stayed for at least three days in our tent trailer while the rains never stopped. They briefly let up enough to allow us to walk around a bit but basically it rained the whole time. Now I know why a water loving tree like birch is so abundant up there.

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