We visited this park as part of a Canada 150 Canada day long weekend roadtrip where we went to both Grasslands National Park and this park. We preferred this park by far, even though we ended up staying in BeaverGlen overflow camping.
Waskesiu is a little lanky front town with kitschy stores, ice cream shop, and restaurants. The water is great for swimming and the beach is well kept. Camping is a little far from the beach to walk but there seemed to be sufficient parking available.
There is no limit to things to do in this little town but that does tend to rack up the costs of the trip and it's notably a tourist destination so everything is a little pricier than at home.
The overflow camping at Beaver Glen, where we stayed, was nice. The outhouse bathrooms were well kept, clean, well stocked with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and even though it was +30C they didn't really smell. There aren't actual sites but there is tree line around the outside and a walk in camping area (back country) as well as a communal fire pit for everyone to use. The communal fire pit annoyed me at first but when we had a black bear walk through our site eating our dog food, it totally made sense why they had it that way.
Yes, they have bears. The rangers came and chased them out with paint balls and rubber bullets, which made us a little sad....but there were kids running around and the bear literally was walking through the middle of all the camp sites.
We plan on returning later this summer to camp in the actual sites. Even though they don't have the privacy and cover we prefer, the whole park is beautiful and we want to explore it more than this trip allowed.
Note: there are plenty of services available in the town of waskesiu including hotels and rentable lodges if camping isn't your thing.
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