Prairie people drive for miles just for coffee… so a 3 hour drive from home to go camping is considered “close to home”.
Earlier this month we combined attending a wedding with an impromptu camping get away. A friend shared Cabri Regional Park info with us and despite the long weekend we were able to secure a spot for Friday night and Saturday. We liked it so much that we stayed till Monday!
We arrived after sunset and the first thing I did was head down to the beach, a 3 minute walk from our site.
We felt so fortunate to get a more or less secluded site and were preparing for the usual evening game of swat and kill… We were elated when there were no insects to speak of and we were able to enjoy the cool evening air after weeks of relentless heat and no rain where we live. Our site was spacious and when a fifth wheel (on steroids – translation: HUGE) pulled into the area we didn’t feel crowded at all.
We woke up to cloudy skies but the air was pleasant and there was no wind. In Saskatchewan that is something worth mentioning…
The Cabri marina is beautiful. With these perfect reflections it was hard to tear myself away from this peaceful scene.
Across from the concession, serving a limited menu of coffee, ice cream and small meals as well as a covered area where Sunday pancake breakfasts are the highlight of the weekend, the well maintained play structure is a popular hangout for little “beach bums”.
During twilight hours this doubles as a gathering point for the teenagers.
With a cloudy sky the temperature was perfect for a walk. I ventured uphill on the park access road.
The above image is the road approach into Cabri Regional Park.
Once I reached the top of the prairie the vistas were amazing! I just kept walking and made countless sky and prairie images, seen above!
Once the sun came out I felt the heat and walked back to the campground. Over the next couple of days I captured the images above. It also shows areas of the campground where seasonal campers gather every weekend. Witnessing the rise of the Aquarius full moon was a fitting end to our short, but perfect camping get away.
Would be return to this jewel of a regional park? We definitely would go back: The park overall is well maintained, bathroom facilities are kept clean and fresh, the staff is friendly and always there to help and the vistas are breath taking! Two thumbs up from this “picky” camper!
Before we headed home we decided to venture to the Great Sandhills, about an hour’s drive away heading west toward Leader. I covered our last visit there several years ago in this post.