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West Block (SK) Campgrounds: Hidden Gems of Cypress Camping?

We were at Cypress Hills over the August long weekend, so we were concerned about getting a campsite, since all the reservable ones were booked and it was first come, first serve. And then we discovered the west block camgrounds (saskatchewan)! Since this block of the park has no visitor services apart from two campgrounds and a ranger station where you can get drinking water, the vast majority of the weekend campers don't come here, prefering to stay in the Alberta and centre blocks, where there are grocery stores and more recreational activities. This was a lucky fluke for us becuase just when we arrived at the west block campground, another couple was packing up, and they had the prettiest spot right by a running creek. The west block campgrounds are perfect for people looking for a quieter weekend of early(ish) mornings and hiking. We were surrounded mostly by families or older groups. No heavy partying, though the creek would have drowned out the noise anyways. For people tenting, there is the secluded wooded area in the back of the camground. RVs are parked in the front. In 2008, $13/night, firewood provided.

The creek was fantastic, so pretty and relaxing. A Great Horned Owl landed on an overhang above it in the morning to roost as we were having our breakfast. We had site 17, which was the best site there (as some other campers passing by also pointed out!).

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping
  • Written August 16, 2008
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