Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

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Buffalo Pound
Provincial Park
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality Moose Jaw No. 161
Nearest villages Tuxford, Chamberlain
Coordinates 50°35′14″N 105°23′45″W / 50.58722°N 105.39583°W / 50.58722; -105.39583Coordinates: 50°35′14″N 105°23′45″W / 50.58722°N 105.39583°W / 50.58722; -105.39583
Founded 1963[1]
IUCN category II - National Park
Website:
www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/BuffaloPound

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is a Saskatchewan Provincial Park located in southern Saskatchewan about 30 km (19 mi) northeast of the city of Moose Jaw and 86 km (53 mi) northwest of the city of Regina.[2]

The park centres on Buffalo Pound Lake, a prairie lake formed from glaciation about 10,000 years ago.[3] Seasonal recreation activities include swimming (two public beaches and a pool), camping, fishing, mini-golf, biking, hiking, and access to the Trans-Canada Trail. The park also features a captive herd of bison, along with the Nicolle Flats Marsh where a variety of wildlife can be observed. There is also a trout pond, known as Buffalo Pond, which is stocked with rainbow, brown and tiger trout. Highways 202 and 301 intersect near the park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buffalo Pound Provincial Park". Saskatchewan Parks. 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  2. ^ Google (July 31, 2017). "Buffalo Pound Provincial Park" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Buffalo Pound Lake Land Use And Resource Management Plan" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-01-24. [dead link]

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