Grasslands National Park of Canada
How to Get There
Grasslands National Park is located in southwestern Saskatchewan near the Saskatchewan-Montana border. The Park has two separate blocks. The West Block centres on the Frenchman River Valley and the East Block features the Killdeer Badlands of the Rock Creek area and the Wood Mountain Uplands. The park's West Block can be accessed near the village of Val Marie on Hwy #4 and Hwy #18. Val Marie is one and a half hour drive south of Swift Current. The Park's East Block can be accessed near the town of Wood Mountain on Hwy #18.
Distances to Val Marie (West Block) from:
Swift Current: 117km
Saskatoon 389 km
Billings, Montana: 281 miles
Malta, Montana: 74 miles
Distances to Wood Mountain (East Block) from:
Moose Jaw: 166 km
a) Ecotour Road:
From the Visitor Reception Centre, travel east on Hwy #18 for approximately 14.5 km (9 miles), turn south and follow this road for about 4 km (2.5 miles). Watch for the park signs and the beaver symbol. Once inside the westblock, watch for pull-offs and interpretive panels for the Ecotour.
b) 70Mile Butte Access:
From the Visitor Reception Centre, travel south on Hwy#4 for approximately 5km (3miles), turn east and follow this road for about 5km (3miles).
c) Two Trees Access:
From the Visitor Reception Centre, travel south on Hwy #4 for approximately 8km (5miles). Watch for the park signs and the beaver symbol.Continue straight onto the gravel road for approximately 2km (1mile). Turn East and continue to the Two Trees.
East Block: access to the east block remains limited with only a small portion accessible in dry weather. Visitors are urged to check with Grasslands National Park staff at the Visitor Centre or the Rodeo Ranch Museum staff (summer only) in the Wood Mountain Regional Park to obtain information on the access routes and road conditions.
On Hwy #18, from the corner of the Wood Mountain Regional Park and the provincial Wood Mountain Post Historic Park, travel south on Hwy #18 for 22.4 km (14 miles), turn west for 6.4 km (4 miles). Turn south and go another 6.4 km (4 miles), turn west and the entrance/exit is 2.4 km (1.5 miles) ahead. The road ends at an old ranch yard, now used by park staff and researchers. Here you will find a display with maps and campground. Watch for the park signs and the beaver symbol. Park roads are gravel and impassable when wet. No off road travel, nor vehicle travel on bladed trails within park.
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By Rental Car
There are several rental car agencies located Swift Current, Regina or Saskatoon. Contact Sasktourism for details.