Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park

Division No. 18, Unorganized,Saskatchewan,Canada

The Athabasca Sand Dunes are one of the most exciting and enticing wilderness destinations in Northern Saskatchewan. It consist of a series of dune fields stretching for about 100 km along the south shore of Lake Athabasca in northwest Saskatchewan. The outstanding scenery is combined with a unique ecosystem. This area is home to rare species of plant life not found anywhere else.

It first came to attention that it should be a protected area in 1969, finally becoming the Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Wilderness Park on August 24, 1992.

In order to protect the fragile environment, the park has been divided into three management zones. Each has different guidelines to govern camping and visitor activities. Collecting plants, trees, ventifacts and artifacts is prohibited. Fishing is allowed.

There are no communities, permanent residents, services, facilities or roads of any kind within or near the park. Independent visitors must be fully equipped for self-contained wilderness travel and be aware of the potential hazards as well as their responsibilities in protecting this fragile environment. This area is recommended for experienced wilderness users only.

Access is by float plane only.

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