Katepwa Point Provincial Park

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Katepwa Point Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Katepwa Point Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Katepwa Point Provincial Park
Location of Katepwa Point Provincial Park within Saskatchewan
Location Saskatchewan
Nearest cityFort Qu'Appelle, Indian Head
Coordinates50°41′39″N 103°37′38″W / 50.69417°N 103.62722°W / 50.69417; -103.62722Coordinates: 50°41′39″N 103°37′38″W / 50.69417°N 103.62722°W / 50.69417; -103.62722
Established1921
Governing bodySaskatchewan Parks

Katepwa Point Provincial Park is located along Katepwa Lake in southern Saskatchewan, adjacent to the Resort Village and District of Katepwa. The park's primary feature is a large beach, which is complemented by a large lawn, boat launch and picnic facilities.[1] It is among the smallest of Saskatchewan's provincial parks.

The park was established by the Canadian federal government in 1921 as Vidal Point Dominion Park.[2] In 1930, the Government of Canada transferred the responsibility for Saskatchewan's natural resources to the province.[3][4] As such, Vidal Point fell under the jurisdiction of the newly created Saskatchewan Parks Branch in 1931 and was renamed Katepwa Point Provincial Park. It was one of the six original provincial parks in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Highway 56 provides access to the park as it travels along the Qu'Appelle Valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katepwa Point Provincial Park". Saskatchewan Parks. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  2. ^ "Katepwa Point History". Saskatchewan Parks. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  3. ^ "Provincial Parks". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  4. ^ "About Saskatchewan Parks". Government of Saskatchewan: Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. Retrieved 2016-08-25.