Redberry Lake Regional Park Public Beach


Redberry Lake Regional Park is a great choice for those who are seeking a more natural beach getaway. Most of the shoreline is not developed, even within the regional park. The islands in the lake are totally forested, and this gives you a beautiful view from the beach! You can access the park through the town of Hafford, SK. There is ample parking near the park entrance, and the beach is only a short walk down from the lot. Redberry Lake is a Provincial Wildlife Refuge for migratory birds, and you can tell! The area is full of lively songs from the resident wildlife. Some particularly exciting visitors are the white pelican and the whooping crane, which make their homes on the lakes islands!

The beach is comprised of golden sand and the water is very clear with a sandy bottom. Interestingly, the water is salty! There are reed beds on either side of the beach that provide excellent habitat for local wildlife. There is a designated swimming area marked by buoys, and a small floating dock a few meters out. All swimming is unsupervised. No pets allowed on the beach. There is a boat launch located further down the shoreline from the beach, but docking on the islands is prohibited.

Redberry Lake has been a bird sanctuary since 1915, and it is home to over 200 species of birds. It was once managed by the UN for its biodiversity value, and attracts researchers from all over Canada. David Suzuki even did a documentary on shorebirds at Redberry Lake!

The beach opens up to a forest of shrubs and trees, keeping with the areas natural feel. The beach is narrow but deep. About 15m from the water, the beach widens to include more sandy area with beach volleyball nets and a park. This area is buffered from the lake by a strip of shrubs and other native plants. The beach features several picnic tables and day use sites, as well as a natural themed mini-golf site. For more serious golfers, the park also features a 9-hole course. There are horseshoe pits and a small concession store on site. There are several hiking trails for visitors to enjoy during the summer months. There are ample bear-proofed trash facilities and drinking water taps as well as public shower houses and restrooms. The Regional Park entry fee is $5, unless you have a Regional Park annual pass.

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
8°C
A mix of sun and clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Redberry Lake Regional Park Public Beach is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health monitors freshwater beaches across the province of Saskatchewan. Water samples at this beach are processed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

Beaches are monitored at varying frequencies for E. Coli and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the end of June to the end of August. There are weekly reports on the beaches’ recreational water quality results posted on the Healthy Beach Program website from July to early September.

Water quality is monitored in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality under Saskatchewan’s Healthy Beach Program.

The levels of E. coli are measured using the most probable number methodology. High levels of E. coli can indicate faecal contamination, which poses human health risks for gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. In accordance with the guidelines, a beach is marked green when a single sample result is less than 400 E. coli organisms in 100 milliliters of water or the geometric mean of five samples is less than or equal to 200 E. coli per 100 milliliters of water. A beach is marked red when a single sample results has greater than 400 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Government of Saskatchewan advises to avoid swimming and in-water activities during water quality advisories. There will be warning signs at the beaches with poor water quality results until the risk to public health is resolved.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Redberry Lake Regional Park Public Beach


WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
8°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Redberry Lake Regional Park is a great choice for those who are seeking a more natural beach getaway. Most of the shoreline is not developed, even within the regional park. The islands in the lake are totally forested, and this gives you a beautiful view from the beach! You can access the park through the town of Hafford, SK. There is ample parking near the park entrance, and the beach is only a short walk down from the lot. Redberry Lake is a Provincial Wildlife Refuge for migratory birds, and you can tell! The area is full of lively songs from the resident wildlife. Some particularly exciting visitors are the white pelican and the whooping crane, which make their homes on the lakes islands!

The beach is comprised of golden sand and the water is very clear with a sandy bottom. Interestingly, the water is salty! There are reed beds on either side of the beach that provide excellent habitat for local wildlife. There is a designated swimming area marked by buoys, and a small floating dock a few meters out. All swimming is unsupervised. No pets allowed on the beach. There is a boat launch located further down the shoreline from the beach, but docking on the islands is prohibited.

Redberry Lake has been a bird sanctuary since 1915, and it is home to over 200 species of birds. It was once managed by the UN for its biodiversity value, and attracts researchers from all over Canada. David Suzuki even did a documentary on shorebirds at Redberry Lake!

The beach opens up to a forest of shrubs and trees, keeping with the areas natural feel. The beach is narrow but deep. About 15m from the water, the beach widens to include more sandy area with beach volleyball nets and a park. This area is buffered from the lake by a strip of shrubs and other native plants. The beach features several picnic tables and day use sites, as well as a natural themed mini-golf site. For more serious golfers, the park also features a 9-hole course. There are horseshoe pits and a small concession store on site. There are several hiking trails for visitors to enjoy during the summer months. There are ample bear-proofed trash facilities and drinking water taps as well as public shower houses and restrooms. The Regional Park entry fee is $5, unless you have a Regional Park annual pass.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Redberry Lake Regional Park Public Beach is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health monitors freshwater beaches across the province of Saskatchewan. Water samples at this beach are processed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

Beaches are monitored at varying frequencies for E. Coli and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the end of June to the end of August. There are weekly reports on the beaches’ recreational water quality results posted on the Healthy Beach Program website from July to early September.

Water quality is monitored in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality under Saskatchewan’s Healthy Beach Program.

The levels of E. coli are measured using the most probable number methodology. High levels of E. coli can indicate faecal contamination, which poses human health risks for gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. In accordance with the guidelines, a beach is marked green when a single sample result is less than 400 E. coli organisms in 100 milliliters of water or the geometric mean of five samples is less than or equal to 200 E. coli per 100 milliliters of water. A beach is marked red when a single sample results has greater than 400 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Government of Saskatchewan advises to avoid swimming and in-water activities during water quality advisories. There will be warning signs at the beaches with poor water quality results until the risk to public health is resolved.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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