Prince Albert National Park Main Beach at Waskesiu Lake


Waskesiu Lake is large and located within one of Canada’s National Parks, making it both popular with tourists but also keeping it fairly natural. It $7.80 for an individual to enter the park for the day, or $19.60 for a group of up to 7 people. The park features an extensive trail system that surrounds Waskesiu Lake for those interested in hiking, and there are over 240 types of birds living in the park for you to observe. The Main Beach is the focal point of the Waskesiu Town Cite and as such it features several recreational amenities in addition to the beach itself. There are several large paved parking lots that open directly onto the beach area.

The beach is made of fine golden sand mixed with a few pebbles. There are some large trees on the shoreline for shade and scenery, and not many weeds are present on the beach. The water is very clear with some darker sediment suspended a few meters out. The designated swimming area is extremely large, evidence of the popularity of this lake. The swimming area is marked by buoys, but all swimming is unsupervised. Some beaches on Waskesiu are dog-friendly, but the main beach is not one of them.

The beach opens onto a wooden boardwalk as well as sandy and grassy parks. The wooden boardwalk has large shower houses and bathroom amenities as well as some seating and trash facilities. The sandy park next to the boardwalk has playgrounds for children as well as picnic tables and benches for all beach-goers. There are beach volleyball nets and ample trash and recycling in the area. The beach is bordered on one side with a breakwater and a pier, but there is no public boat launch or dock in the immediate vicinity. Waskesiu Town Center is in close proximity to the beach and offers many other amenities such as restaurants, cafes, and accommodations.

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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Prince Albert National Park Main Beach at Waskesiu Lake is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The public, recreational beaches of Saskatchewan are not routinely monitored, sampled or tested for recreational water quality standards and exceedances during the bathing season. Saskatchewan Public Health may sample swimming areas in response to complaints or observed reports. If you have a complaint, please use the "Report Pollution" button in Swim Guide.

North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper has identified swimming locations and added them to Swim Guide. Beaches will remain "Grey" if no reliable water quality data is available.

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Prince Albert National Park Main Beach at Waskesiu Lake


WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
0°C
Clear

Waskesiu Lake is large and located within one of Canada’s National Parks, making it both popular with tourists but also keeping it fairly natural. It $7.80 for an individual to enter the park for the day, or $19.60 for a group of up to 7 people. The park features an extensive trail system that surrounds Waskesiu Lake for those interested in hiking, and there are over 240 types of birds living in the park for you to observe. The Main Beach is the focal point of the Waskesiu Town Cite and as such it features several recreational amenities in addition to the beach itself. There are several large paved parking lots that open directly onto the beach area.

The beach is made of fine golden sand mixed with a few pebbles. There are some large trees on the shoreline for shade and scenery, and not many weeds are present on the beach. The water is very clear with some darker sediment suspended a few meters out. The designated swimming area is extremely large, evidence of the popularity of this lake. The swimming area is marked by buoys, but all swimming is unsupervised. Some beaches on Waskesiu are dog-friendly, but the main beach is not one of them.

The beach opens onto a wooden boardwalk as well as sandy and grassy parks. The wooden boardwalk has large shower houses and bathroom amenities as well as some seating and trash facilities. The sandy park next to the boardwalk has playgrounds for children as well as picnic tables and benches for all beach-goers. There are beach volleyball nets and ample trash and recycling in the area. The beach is bordered on one side with a breakwater and a pier, but there is no public boat launch or dock in the immediate vicinity. Waskesiu Town Center is in close proximity to the beach and offers many other amenities such as restaurants, cafes, and accommodations.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Prince Albert National Park Main Beach at Waskesiu Lake is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The public, recreational beaches of Saskatchewan are not routinely monitored, sampled or tested for recreational water quality standards and exceedances during the bathing season. Saskatchewan Public Health may sample swimming areas in response to complaints or observed reports. If you have a complaint, please use the "Report Pollution" button in Swim Guide.

North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper has identified swimming locations and added them to Swim Guide. Beaches will remain "Grey" if no reliable water quality data is available.

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