Sun Apr 21 2019

Discover Great Blue Heron Provincial Park

Written by Saskatchewan Parks

Man canoeing in a Saskatchewan lake

Great Blue Heron Provincial Park is located on the fringe of the boreal forest, 45 km north of Prince Albert in the heart of Lakeland. Emma and Anglin lakes are the backdrop to the two main areas of the park. Camp under the towering spruce and aspen forest, listen to the call of the loons or just sit back and relax at one of the many beaches.

######Anglin Lake

Anglin Lake is accessible via Hwy 953, 60 km north of Prince Albert. A quiet lake with many bays and kilometers of undisturbed shore-line, Anglin Lake is a great location for those who want to escape the city and experience some peace and tranquility. Launch your canoe or boat and explore the different sections of the lake – Christie Bay, Scout’s Bay, Jacobsen Bay, Anglin Bridge and the Spruce River.

If you love to hike, then Anglin Lake is your destination. The park has more than 20 km of hiking trails, some of which connect to Prince Albert National Park. Be sure to visit the Tower Cabin for scenic views of the lake and surrounding forest. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a day on the trails.

Camping is located at Anderson Point Campground. This quiet campground is set in a spruce and aspen forest. Electrified camp-sites, potable water, showers, boat launch, beach, playground and trails are the main attractions. The campground is open from mid-May to September 30, 2019.

For a new camping experience, try the park’s Mongolian Yurt, locat-ed in the campground. The yurt sleeps six and offers the chance to experience camping without all the gear. Bring your own bedding, food and cooking utensils and enjoy a weekend in the yurt. Book-ings are available at and by calling 1-855-737-7275.

######Looking for more places to stay?

Check out Land of the Loon Resort which offers cabin rentals, boat rentals and the Jacobsen Bay Outfitters store.

######Emma Lake – Murray Point Campground

Emma Lake is accessible via Hwy 263, 13 km west of Christopher Lake. Experience the beauty of Emma Lake with the convenience of golf, mini-golf, accommodations, restaurants and shopping close by. Murray Point campground is located on the west shore of Emma Lake and offers electrified camping, beach and boat launch. Murray Point is a family campground with easy access to the beach, playground, showers and store. Open mid-May to the September long weekend. Interpretive programming and exciting special events are offered during July and August.

######Looking for a great picnic spot?

Check out the Murray Point day-use area, located just north of the campground and boat launch. Conveniently located a few steps from the local store, Fern’s Grocery. Check out the reservable picnic shelter, washrooms, beach and wide open areas to run and play.

######Interpretive Programs

Interpretive Programs are held at Murray Point and Anderson Point Campgrounds during the summer months. Check for more information or pick up a pro-gram calendar at the park office.

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