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Box 69, Goodsoil, SK S0M 1A0
Jan - Sept: 306-986-2618
Buy Your Fishing License Online Before You Arrive
1) Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
2) Swim only within the marked area.
3) Stay away from the marker buoys.
4) No boats, canoes or motorized toys are permitted in the swim area.
5) No glass containers on the beach.
6) Littering is not only unsightly but is also an offence - take your rubbish home with you.
7) No pets are allowed in the swimming area, on the beach or in the day use area.
There is no lifeguard on duty at any time so swimming is at your own risk!
Do not leave garbage in the back of a truck, even if it has a canopy.
If you cannot store garbage securely, freeze smelly items and place in the bunker every evening.
For more information, please see the Wild Safe website www.wildsafebc.com
Experts agree that the careful management of bear attractants is the first and most important step in controlling ‘bear problems’. In fact, the term should be ‘people problems’, not ‘bear problems’, as bears are motivated by hunger, not malice.
Many of us remain sceptical as to our responsibility in attracting bears. Even after we have seen the bear in the yard or had the trash raided, we often continue to deny our personal responsibility. By the time we recognize our mistakes, it is often too late for the bear.
The following bear attractants should be managed to ensure bears don’t move into your area. Use this checklist to ensure that bears do not become human food conditioned and/or habituated due to your carelessness. This will help reduce safety concerns surrounding bear encounters and the unnecessary destruction of bears.
Store garbage in a secure place until rubbish can be taken to either the rubbish bunker or the council rubbish bins near the main boat jetty, or consider purchasing a bear-resistant household container.
Ensure bins are tightly closed.
Regularly wash all recycling items and clean the bins that contain garbage or recycling.
DO NOT LEAVE ANY RUBBISH OUT INCLUDING DRINK BOTTLES AND CANS - Even bears like beer.
Pet Food and Feeding Your Pet
Feed your pet inside.
If pets are fed outside, ensure all food is cleaned up.
Store pet food in a secure location or in a bear-resistant bin.
Clean barbeques after use by burning off the grill entirely.
Remove and clean the grease trap after every use.
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Campground and Cabin Rules:
1) We have a 100% reservation policy so you must check in before going to your site and setting up.
2) Payment in full is required at check in & prior to going to your site.
3) Quiet time is between 10:00pm and 09:00am.
4) No generators between 9:00pm and 09:00 am.
5) Check-in 3:00pm, check-out is 11:00am.
6) Quads and/ or unlicensed vehicles are not permitted anywhere on the grounds.
7) Ground pits and/or fires are NOT permitted in the campground - you may bring a fire pit, but it must be 16 inches off of the ground.
8) Do not leave any rubbish out overnight, all rubbish must be taken to the rubbish bunker every evening.
9) No grey water disposal on to the ground.
10) Fireworks are not permitted in Meadow Lake Provincial Park - they dangerous to the forests and they are terrifying to pets and wildlife.
1) Our Cabin and Boat Cancellation Policy:
1.1) If notified 60 days or more prior to arrival, 50% of your deposit will be refunded;
1.2) If notified less than 60 days prior to arrival we will retain 100% of your deposit;
1.3) 14 days prior to arrival you become committed to your booking in full & authorize Northern Cross Resorts Ltd. to charge the balance of your reservation to your credit card on your scheduled arrival date (even if you are late).
2) Our Campsite Cancellation Policy:
2.1) If notified 30 days or more prior to arrival, 50% of your deposit will be refunded;
2.2) If notified less than 30 days prior to arrival we will retain 100% of your deposit;
3.3) 7 days prior to arrival you become committed to your booking in full & authorize Northern Cross Resorts Ltd. to charge the balance of your reservation to your credit card on your scheduled arrival date (even if you are late).
3.1) For Boat Reservations we will refund 100% of your deposit and waive all fees if winds exceed 15 km/hr for our 15 hpr boat, 20 km/hr for our 20 hpr boat or 25 km/hr for our 40 hpr boat or if the weather network forecasts lightning or more than 5 mm of rain throughout the day you have booked to go out on;
3.2) If you give us sufficient notice to enable us to rebook all or part of your reservation you may receive partial reimbursement;
3.3) If you depart early you will not receive a refund and we reserve the right to re-let the cabin, campsite or boat.
4) Insurance: If you are concerned about potentially having to cancel your trip or any accidents that may take place whilst on holiday, there are a number of insurers who will cover your trip for a fee:
Travel Guard: TIC Travel Insurance Or Google Canadian Travel Insurance
Emergency Contact and Park Numbers:
Pierceland RCMP: 1-306-839-3330 - to contact our local RCMP detachment (60 minutes from NCR);
Park Watch Number: 1-800-667-1788 - for Park Emergencies and security issues such as fires, dangerous situations, etc;
Meadow Lake Park Office: 1-306-236-7680 - for queries relating to the park such as; quads, swimming lessons, activities, etc; and
Saskatchewan Turn in Poachers Hot-line: 1-800-667-7561 - to turn in poachers, including angling violations.
Firewood: Cut and Split Firewood is available on site for $20 per wagon load (similar to the one in the photo).
Pay at the store, load up one of our wagons and then take the wood to your site.
Please return the wagon to the firewood storage area for other peoples use.
Our Firewood is trucked in by semi-load from Prince Albert (a 10 hour round trip).
- (WCB regulations prevent us from making our own firewood - deemed too dangerous)
A couple of years ago the Saskatchewan Government changed from a paper to an online fishing licenses system which requires stable internet service which resulted in us deciding to no longer act as an authorized Angling License Vendor.
Angling Licenses can be purchased online prior to coming to the lake by clicking on our Buy A Sask Fishing License Link or at participating vendors in Goodsoil.
A word of advice: If you buy your fishing license online the night before heading to the lake you will save yourself valuable holiday/fishing time battling with our intermittent wifi or standing in a store lineup waiting for someone to check their loto tickets.
How to Leave Your Cabin or Campsite:
1) When you arrive your cabin or campsite will be ready for your immediate occupation, when you leave we ask that you leave it clean and tidy:
2) To avoid extraordinary charges:
2.1) Clean your dishes, put them away and wipe down surfaces - this carries a $30 charge;
2.2) Clean all spills from stove, fridge and cupboard - $10 charge;
2.3) Clean and sweep floor - $10 charge;
2.4) Pick up all rubbish and place in the bunker - $10 charge;
2.5) Clean fish only in the filleting house - $50 charge;
2.6) Return picnic tables and fire pits to their original locations; $20 charge;
2.7) Check-out on time, unless otherwise agreed - $20 per hour charge.
3) Any non-household waste such as broken lawn chairs/ awnings, barbecue and tents etc, must be taken away with you.
4) The fire pits are provided to allow you to barbecue safely and socialise with friends around a warm fire - please treat them with respect. Anyone found to be mistreating equipment provided may be charged for replacement.
We take pride in our environment and it is important for us that it is respected so that all may enjoy it.
Pet Policy: (Note: All Text in Quotes are Taken Directly From the Saskatchewan Provincial Park Pet Policy)
1) Pets are welcome but "owners are responsible for the care, control and behavior of their pets at all times";
2) Your pet is your responsibility and you must "promptly clean up after your pets";
3) "Keep pets on a leash (not exceeding 2 meters in length) at all times";
4) "Keep pets quiet & ensure they do not become a nuisance, danger or threat to the comfort or safety of any other person or wildlife";
5) "Ensure that pets do not damage or destroy any property in the park" or our property, as you will be held liable;
6) "Pets are not allowed in public structures, on beaches or in swimming areas", which includes our store;
7) No constant barking or meowing;
8) No pet can be left unattended in your camper, cabin or vehicle if a pet is left unattended then you risk someone breaking in
to ensure that the animal has sufficient water & is not over heated.
9) In our cabins there is a nightly fee of $10 per pet to a maximum per pet fee of $50 in a fully modern, $30 in a modern & $20 in a
"Pet regulations reduce the risk of nuisance or dangerous occurrences and help provide a safe and comfortable environment for all users", which include other guests, their pets and our wildlife. "Failure to comply with any of these regulations could result in fines and possible removal/eviction of the pet from park lands."
Respect Our Environment and Wildlife:
Meadow Lake Provincial Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including: Moose, Elk, Whitetail Deer, Black Bear, Wolves, Coyotes, Red Fox, Lynx, Fisher, Ermine, Beaver, Otter, Porcupine, as well as rare and interesting birds such as Bald Eagles, Grey Owls, Great Horned Owls, Peregrine Falcons, Turkey Vultures, Pileated Wood Peckers, Whooping Cranes, Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Pelicans, Ruffled Grouse, Snow Geese, Loons and at least 150 other species of birds. It is their home. We are just visitors, so please respect their forest - pick up your rubbish, do not tempt them into a dangerous situation by leaving out your garbage or even worse, feeding them. Yes, I have caught someone feeding a bear on their deck! AND PLEASE - NO FIREWORKS - they are terrifying to animals and you are the visitor to their home.
Almost all of the watershed west of Lac Des Iles is either inside Meadow Lake Provincial Park or inside the Primrose Air Weapons Range, and the developed land south of the park actually drains into the Beaver River. This has protected Lac Des Iles from both industrial and farm run off so her waters remain unsullied and pure. Beginning in the seventies, Saskatchewan stopped allowing campsites on the water's edge and required all water used in the Park to be hauled out. This policy has also helped protect Lac Des Iles.
The Cold River runs into Lac Des Iles and the Waterhen runs out, which aerates the lake and keeps her fish healthy and strong. The Northern Pike are unlike anything you will angle in Alberta or Saskatchewan's more southern lakes (our sons actually prefer Lac Des Iles Pike to her Walleye). These conditions help Lac Des Iles Pike reach 54 inches or 28 pounds, Walleye reach 12 pounds and her Jumbo Perch go over 2 pounds (we do encourage you to just take pictures of these big spawners rather than taking the fish itself, they don't taste that great when they're large and do a much better job creating fish for the future).
To find a lake as clean as Lac Des Iles you would need to drive a number of hours north, so please help keep it this way - everything you put into your boat bring back (garbage, bottles, etc) and dispose of it properly. Always use the septic services for both grey and black water and never put anything in the lake that you wouldn't eat or drink yourself.
Lac Des Iles has two local septic companies that are available to empty your septic right in your site - no need for gloves, handling hoses or even moving your camper - Big Foot Septic 306 238 7637 will handle the job for you. You don't even have to be at your site - just come to the store, fill out one of their envelopes advising them of how many tanks you have, deposit their flat fee into the envelope ($35 in 2015) and head to the beach, golf course or onto our lake to catch that big one.
Northern Cross Resort provides water to guests from two wells which are tested twice yearly. The well that supplies water to the cabins is potable, soft and great for making coffee. The well that supplies the shower house has a higher level of nitrates due to the proximity of trees, so although it is clean it is not suitable for infant feeding. That said, our water will be different from the water that you are used to at home and therefore may initially upset your stomach, so we do recommend that you bring water for drinking and especially for infants and young children, who are especially vulnerable to any changes in water.