The provincial government has made a total investment of $14.6 million to be made across Saskatchewan’s provincial parks system this year, according to MeadowLake NOW.

More than $6.7 million is for facility and infrastructure improvements in central and northern provincial parks in 2020-21.

Trevor Finlay, the manager of Meadow Lake Provincial Park, said visitors can expect upgraded water systems and improved navigation of the Boreal Trail this season.

“We are putting a new water system at Flotten Lake, servicing the campground and cottage subdivision which will be open next spring,” Finlay said. “We have converted the water system at Matheson Lake campground from solar energy to electric.”

All sites at Matheson Lake campground have been electrified to a more reliable source of energy to provide potable water to several sites in the park. Meadow Lake Provincial Park has made significant improvements to the Boreal Trail which runs across the park with additional staff, building several bridges on the trail and upgraded signage for enhanced trail navigation.

There will be ongoing improvements to washrooms, docks, day-use facilities, and signage. Upgrades scheduled for completion prior to the 2021 camping season in central and northern Saskatchewan provincial parks include campground service center replacement at Pike Lake Provincial Park, boat launch upgrades at Great Blue Heron Provincial Park and Meadow Lake Provincial Park, road improvements and electrical upgrades at Candle Lake Provincial Park and a sewage lagoon upgrade and expansion at Duck Mountain Provincial Park.

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